What is iris scanning and how to use it on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Last Update date : Sep 21. 2020
Iris Scan

The iris recognition feature uses the unique characteristics of your irises, such as their shape and pattern, to strengthen the security of your device.
 
Your iris data can be used for various authentication purposes. After registering your irises, you can set the device to use your irises for the following features such as Screen lock, Web sign-in, Verify Samsung account, Secure Folder,

Tips for using IRIS Scanner

● Hold your device about 25-35 cm away from your face with the screen facing towards you. Position your eyes in the circles shown on the screen.
 
● Wearing glasses or contacts when unlocking your device or verifying your identity may cause the device to have difficulty recognising your irises.
 
● Keep your eyes open and look at the top of the screen.
 
● IRIS recognition may not work properly in direct sunlight. For best results, perform this process indoors.
 
● Dirt and debris on the IRIS camera, LED sensor, or proximity sensor may cause the device to have difficulty recognising your irises.

Set Up Iris Security
1 Go to Settings
2 Tap "Lock screen and security"

Please note: For Galaxy Note9, tap Biometrics and security

Lock and Security
3 Tap Iris Scanner
Tap Iris Scanner
4 Tap Continue
Tap Continue
5 To use iris recognition securely, you need to set a Pattern, PIN, or Password. You will need it to unlock your phone after it restarts or when it hasn’t been used for more than 24 hours.
Tap Continue
6 Set your own Pattern
Set pattern
7 Before using the iris recognition camera and LED, read disclaimer and keep the precautions in mind. Then, tap OK
Disclaimer
8 Read the on-screen instructions and tap CONTINUE. To register only one iris of your eyes, tap You can choose to register only 1 iris
Disclaimer
9 Now, hold your device 25~35cm away from your face with the screen facing towards you and position your eyes in the circles shown on the screen
Holding
10 When an iris lock pop-up window appears, tap ENABLE to use your irises
Iris Lock
11 Select apps whatever you want to see notification
Slect Apps
12 When you swipe in any directions on the locked screen, the iris recognition screen will appear. Look at the screen to scan your irises. If your iris is not recognized within 10 seconds or you are close to it, the device will automatically stop iris recognition to protect your eyes
Iirs lock
Delete registered Iris
1 From the home screen, swipe down the screen to bring up your apps.
2 Select Settings.
3 Choose Lock screen and security
4 Select Iris Scanner.
5 You will need to enter your alternative lock method in order to access the settings. This could be a PIN, pattern or password, depending on what you set up when you originally added the iris lock.
6 Tap ‘Remove iris data’. then select Remove. Once the registered iris data has been deleted, all the related features will also be deactivated.

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