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Use Facial Recognition Security on Your Phone

Use Facial Recognition on your Phone

Never worry about your phone getting into the wrong hands again. Use the Facial Recognition feature to unlock your phone with your face and verify your identity in certain apps, like Samsung Pay. It's an easy and secure way to keep everything safe on your phone.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version. Your Phone can be unlocked by someone that looks similar to you (such as a twin). Face Recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN, Iris, or Fingerprint.

Enable Facial Recognition

Are you ready for your face to become the key to your phone? 

From Settings, search for and select Face recognition. Then touch Face recognition again. Touch Continue, and then set up a secure screen lock if you don't have one already. Choose whether you are wearing glasses, and then touch Continue. Hold the phone 8-20 inches away and position your face inside the circle. Hold the position until the progress bar reaches 100 percent. If needed, remove your glasses to finish the process. When you're done, adjust your desired settings, and then touch OK.

Enable Facial Recognition

Tips for Facial Recognition

Show your face and your phone opens: it doesn't get much easier than that. If you are having some difficulty, here are some facial recognition tips.

  • Glasses, hats, masks, makeup, bangs, and beards can affect the recognition process.

  • Make sure you are in a well-lit area and the camera lens is clean.

  • For best results, make sure your image is not blurry.

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