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Set Up Galaxy Note8 to Use Fingerprint Security

Everybody’s got a unique fingerprint, so why not use yours for a quick, secure way to gain access to your phone? Your Note8 offers fingerprint recognition as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps. You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging into your Samsung account.

• The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.
• Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to enhance the security of your phone. In rare cases, the sensor may recognize a fingerprint that is similar to a registered fingerprint.

Register a Fingerprint

Let’s get you in the system. Learn how to register your fingerprint here.

You must set up a Pattern, PIN, or Password.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Fingerprint Scanner.

  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to register your fingerprint.

Add Additional Fingerprints

Always letting your parents and grandparents use your phone to take pictures? You can register up to four fingerprints to be recognized. Follow along to learn how.

You can register up to four fingerprints.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Fingerprint Scanner.

  3. Enter your credentials.

  4. Touch Add fingerprint.

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to add an additional fingerprint.

Fingerprint Verification

You can use fingerprint security for more than just unlocking your phone. Verify your identity for certain apps and make payments quickly and securely with Samsung Pay just by using your fingerprint. We know, it seems just too easy. We get that a lot around here.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Fingerprint Scanner.

  3. Enter your credentials.

  4. The following options are available for Fingerprint verification:

    • Samsung Pass: Use your fingerprints to verify your identity with Internet and other supported apps.

    • Samsung Pay: Use your fingerprints to make payments quickly and securely.

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