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Set up Fingerprint, Iris Scan, and Face Recognition

Biometric authentications enable you to unlock your device using your fingerprint, the iris of your eye, or face recognition.

Follow the guides below to set them up.

Face recognition is only available on applicable models.

Adding a Fingerprint

  1. Touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Select Fingerprints.

    At this point you may be prompted to add a secondary unlock method. If you don't already have a pin, pattern, or password, follow the on-screen instructions to set one up. You can come back and finish adding a fingerprint afterwards.

  4. Select Add Fingerprint.

  5. Touch the Home key repeatedly with multiple areas of your finger.

  6. You can add up to four fingerprints.

Adding Iris Scan

Make sure you are in a well-lit area when setting up the Iris Lock for the first time. Performing setup in a low-lit area can result in longer detection times and even failure to read the Iris.

  1. From the Home Screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Select Iris Scanner.

  4. Touch Continue.

    At this point you may be prompted to add a secondary unlock method. If you don't already have a pin, pattern, or password, follow the on-screen instructions to set one up. You can come back and finish adding a fingerprint afterwards.

  5. Align your eyes with the circles on screen.

Adding Face Unlock

  1. From the Home Screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Select Face Recognition.

  4. Touch Continue.

  5. Position your face in the onscreen circle and follow directions prompted by the device.

  6. Touch Turn On.

  7. Face data can be removed by touching Remove Face Data.

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