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Use Fingerprint Security on Your Phone

Save time by using your phone's fingerprint recognition setting as an alternative way to unlock certain apps. You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging into your Samsung account. It's quick and secure, and that's how we like it.

• Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

• In rare cases, the sensor may recognize a fingerprint that is similar to a registered fingerprint.

Register a Fingerprint

Before you start using fingerprint security, you have to register your fingerprint! Oh, and FYI: to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. You can register up to four fingerprints.

  1. Navigate to Apps and touch Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Lock screen and security.

  3. Touch Fingerprint Scanner.

  4. Touch CONTINUE.

  5. You will need to set up a lock screen before continuing.

  6. Re-enter the security lock and then touch OK.

  7. Place a finger on the fingerprint sensor, lift it off, then repeat until the progress bar reaches 100%.

  8. To enable fingerprint, touch DONE.

Add Additional Fingerprints

If your parents or friends occasionally use your phone, register additional fingerprints so they can unlock it.

  1. Navigate to Apps and touch Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Lock screen and security.

  3. Touch Fingerprint Scanner.

  4. Enter your security credentials and then touch NEXT.

  5. Touch Add fingerprint.

  6. Place a finger on the fingerprint sensor, lift it off, then repeat until the progress bar reaches 100%.

  7. Touch DONE.

Fingerprint Verification

Why waste time typing in passwords when you can just use your finger to unlock your Samsung account or Samsung Pass? Learn how to set it up below.

  1. Navigate to Apps and touch Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Lock screen and security.

  3. Touch Fingerprint Scanner.

    The fingerprint scanner has the following options:

    • To rename a fingerprint, touch the fingerprint, enter a new name, and then touch RENAME.

    • To add a fingerprint, touch Add fingerprint and follow the prompts to register a fingerprint and password. You must set a pattern, PIN, or password to protect your fingerprints.

    • To delete a fingerprint, touch and hold the fingerprint, and then touch Remove. Confirm when prompted.

    • Samsung Pass: Access your online accounts using your fingerprint.

    • Samsung account: Verify your identity using your fingerprint when logging into your Samsung account.

    • Fingerprint unlock: Touch On/Off to enable or disable fingerprint security.

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