1. dwd3885's Avatar
    Question for Phil or s I me one who has played with the S5. Can you register your thumb swipe sideways? Saying this because when I take my phone out of my pocket, the thumb is sideways at 90 degree angle on the home button, if you can only swipe a completely vertical finger, it would be difficult to use.

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    02-25-2014 09:17 PM
  2. dctokyo's Avatar
    The Galaxy S5 prefers a clean downward swipe, not a sideways movement such as if you're holding the phone one-handed and sweeping your thumb across the sensor.
    02-25-2014 09:28 PM
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    The Galaxy S5 prefers a clean downward swipe, not a sideways movement such as if you're holding the phone one-handed and sweeping your thumb across the sensor.
    Well I'm talking about a downward swipe. But can your thumb be 90 degrees while swiping downward. Not across from left to right.

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    02-25-2014 09:41 PM
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    Well I'm talking about a downward swipe. But can your thumb be 90 degrees while swiping downward. Not across from left to right.

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    Basically, the registration process asks you to swipe your finger straight down over the sensor. You can register your thumbprint in a alternate, sideways-on orientation — but the sensor definitely isn't designed to be used that way, and it doesn't reliably read your finger.
    02-25-2014 11:19 PM
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    Basically, the registration process asks you to swipe your finger straight down over the sensor. You can register your thumbprint in a alternate, sideways-on orientation — but the sensor definitely isn't designed to be used that way, and it doesn't reliably read your finger.
    ok thanks. that's a bit disappointing but i will wait until i try it out!
    02-26-2014 11:23 AM

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