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Use Facial Recognition Security on Galaxy S8 Active

You can register your face to unlock your phone or to verify your identity in apps such as Samsung Pay.

The 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.

Tips for Facial Recognition

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

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

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

Enable Facial Recognition

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Face Recognition.

  3. Touch CONTINUE.

  4. You will need to set up a lock screen before continuing. For this example, touch PIN.

  5. Enter a PIN and then touch CONTINUE.

  6. Re-enter the PIN and then touch OK.

  7. Review the information on face recognition and then touch OK.

  8. Touch CONTINUE.

  9. Hold the phone 8-20 inches away from your face and position your face inside the circle. Hold the position until the progress bar reaches 100%.

  10. To enable facial recognition, touch TURN ON.

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