Set up up and utilise the fingerprint sensor on your Milky way phone
No one in the globe is quite like you, and no two fingerprints are exactly the aforementioned. That’s why fingerprint security on Milky way phones is then dependable. Nonetheless, using the fingerprint scanner may be a little different based on which type of telephone you have.
The following instructions apply to phones with Android 9.0 or higher. Bachelor screens and settings may vary past wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.
The A10e, A01, and A02 do not have fingerprint scanners.
Depending on which Galaxy telephone yous accept, the fingerprint scanner may be in a dissimilar location. Make sure you know the location before y’all commencement registering your prints.
Phones with an in-display fingerprint reader:
S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra (Ultrasonic sensor)
S21 5G, S21+ 5G, and S21 Ultra 5G (Ultrasonic sensor)
S20 5G, S20+ 5G, and S20 Ultra 5G (Ultrasonic sensor)
S10, S10+, and S10 5G (Ultrasonic sensor)
Note20 5G and Note20 Ultra 5G (Ultrasonic sensor)
Note10, Note10+, and Note10+ 5G (Ultrasonic sensor)
A50, A51, A53, A71, A42 5G, and A52 5G (Optical sensor)
Phones with a fingerprint reader on the back:
Other locations for the fingerprint scanner:
The Z Fold’s and Z Fold2’s scanners are located below the Side key. The Z Fold3’s scanner is on the Side cardinal itself.
The Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, and the Z Flip3’s scanners are located on the Side primal.
S10e has the scanner on the Power key.
The A32, A13 5G, A13, A12 and A03s fingerprint scanners are located on the Side central.
Phones with a fingerprint scanner on the Home key:
It’south time to set fingerprint security and register your prints. The steps will be almost exactly the same, no matter what telephone yous have. The only difference will exist where the fingerprint sensor is located.
Biometrics and security, and and so tap
Enter your lock screen credentials. If you lot practice not take a screen lock fix, you may be prompted to create 1 at this betoken. When you’re ready, read the data, and then tap
Utilize the on-screen prompts to register your fingerprint. When registering your fingerprint, make certain to fully embrace the fingerprint sensor with your finger to preclude strong light from entering the fingerprint sensor. When you’re finished, tap
Next, make sure that the
next to Fingerprint unlock is turned on.
If the fingerprint sensor on your device is located on the Side key or below the Side key, you tin disable the “Fingerprint always on” option to forestall accidental unlocks.
To unlock your phone using your finger, tap the screen or press the
fundamental. Then, place the registered finger on the fingerprint scanner, wherever it’south located. The telephone volition automatically unlock if it recognizes your fingerprint.
Keep in heed that when your phone has restarted or if your phone has not been used for more than 24 hours, y’all’ll need to utilise your PIN, password, or pattern instead of your fingerprint.
Some phones may come with a pre-installed plastic screen protector designed to work with the in-screen sensor. Installing another screen protector may touch on fingerprint recognition.
Information technology may be more natural to employ a different fingerprint to unlock your phone if your holding it in another paw, or orientation. Thankfully you lot can add together multiple fingerprints so you can unlock your telephone even so y’all hold information technology.
FromSettings, tapBiometrics and security, so tapFingerprints.
Enter your secure screen lock credentials and then tapAdd fingerprint.
Follow the on-screen prompts to add the fingerprint, and and so tapDone.
Although their fingerprint sensors are in different places, removing a fingerprint is exactly the same on all phones with Android ix.0 or higher.
FromSettings, tapBiometrics and security, and so tapFingerprints.
Adjacent, enter your security credentials and so tap the fingerprint you want to delete (e.g., Fingerprint 1)
TapRemoveand then tapRemove again to confirm.
Removing all registered fingerprints will plow off the Fingerprint unlock feature by default.
If you lot are having trouble unlocking your phone because the fingerprint sensor isn’t recognizing your prints, try entering your regular PIN, password, or blueprint. If that still does not piece of work, you can endeavor remotely unlocking your phone using the Find My Mobile feature or some other method. Please read our guide on
Unable to unlock Samsung telephone or tablet’s screen
to learn more.
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