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Set Up Intelligent Scan on Galaxy S9 and S9+

You've tried everything, but no matter what you do, your tech-savvy brother keeps breaking into your phone to play tricks on you. Luckily, your Galaxy S9 and S9+ has a new feature called Intelligent Scan. It combines Facial Recognition and Iris Scanner to create the ultimate lock. Only your face will be able to unlock your phone, so no one will be able to get in - not even your pesky little brother.

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).

Intelligent Scan is less secure than Pattern, PIN, Iris, or Fingerprint.

Tips for Intelligent Scan

If Intelligent Scan isn't working for you, keep these tips in mind for best results:

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

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

  • Make sure your image is not blurry.

Enable Intelligent Scan

Use Intelligent Scan to maximize your phone's security. Navigate to Settings, and then touch Lock screen and security. Touch Intelligent Scan, and then touch CONTINUE. You will need to set up a lock screen before continuing. Enter a PIN, and then touch CONTINUE. Re-enter the PIN, and then touch OK. Review the DISCLAIMER, and then touch OK. Review the information and then touch CONTINUE. Hold your phone at face level with the screen facing towards you. To scan your face, align your face in the circle shown on the screen. Review the information, and then touch CONTINUE. Hold your phone at eye level with the screen facing towards you. To scan your irises, align your eyes with the circles shown on the screen. Touch TURN ON.

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