1. sirmaru's Avatar
    I heard that some reviewers found that swiping one's finger print to unlock the S5 took several attempts. Is that true or is there a special way to do it so as to get an unlock on every attempt?
    04-10-2014 08:48 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Just swipe down the middle
    04-10-2014 08:55 PM
  3. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Using two hands it works every time. Just make sure you do it down the middle

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    04-10-2014 08:57 PM
  4. atg284's Avatar
    Someone on here mentioned that you could set it up with your (amusing) thumb going over the sensor "sideways" but that fellow would have to confirm.
    04-10-2014 08:59 PM
  5. StylinProfilin's Avatar
    You can^^^^, I have it set up that way. I'm not liking the finger scanner so far. I can't get the technique down. I'll give it some more time. I also have an iPhone 5s, the fingerprint touch ID is so easy to use on it. We'll see.
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    04-10-2014 09:18 PM
  6. ItsMeMandi's Avatar
    It was pretty easy to set up...but I use Delayed Lock so I'm stuck using a pin or password.
    04-10-2014 09:21 PM
  7. atg284's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I will use a lock at all..Time will tell...
    04-10-2014 09:22 PM
  8. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Curious if this technique would work on the S5. Some iPhone users increased the accuracy/success rate of their fingerprint scanner by registering the same finger print more than once. If I recall, the S5 allows 3 separate fingerprints to be registered. Just scan your most used digit twice instead of once. You will use up 2 slots for 1 finger/thumb, but the increased success rate may be worth it. Just a thought.
    04-10-2014 09:25 PM
  9. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Curious if this technique would work on the S5. Some iPhone users increased the accuracy/success rate of their fingerprint scanner by registering the same finger print more than once. If I recall, the S5 allows 3 separate fingerprints to be registered. Just scan your most used digit twice instead of once. You will use up 2 slots for 1 finger/thumb, but the increased success rate may be worth it. Just a thought.
    I just did this. Used all three prints for my sideways thumb and now it works about 95% of the time. So good job!

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    04-10-2014 09:42 PM
  10. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I just did this. Used all three prints for my sideways thumb and now it works about 95% of the time. So good job!

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    Did you scan your thumb the same way everytime? or did you slight vary the angle for each scan?
    04-10-2014 09:44 PM
  11. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Did you scan your thumb the same way everytime? or did you slight vary the angle for each scan?
    I changed the angle of my thumb every time to ensure all of the possible ways in which I'd swipe were included. All Samsung needs to do now is allow more than three prints.

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    04-10-2014 09:45 PM
  12. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I changed the angle of my thumb every time to ensure all of the possible ways in which I'd swipe were included. All Samsung needs to do now is allow more than three prints.

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    Cool... I'll do the same tomorrow hopefully. Thanks for the feedback!
    04-10-2014 09:46 PM
  13. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Cool... I'll do the same tomorrow hopefully. Thanks for the feedback!
    Ya the scanner works pretty good. I'm going to to keep it on for now. You just have to be sure to swap over the entire home button and not to go too fast.

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    04-10-2014 09:47 PM
  14. katmandoo122's Avatar
    Here's a video of the sideways, single hand swipe working (fast forward to 2:19)

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    04-10-2014 10:19 PM
  15. Christina Evans1's Avatar
    I am starting to get frustrated with the finger print scanner. I feel like no matter which way I scan my finger it won't work
    04-10-2014 10:26 PM
  16. puremeerkat's Avatar
    I made a video showing the one handed scan. Uploading it now give me a couple minutes

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    04-10-2014 10:50 PM
  17. puremeerkat's Avatar
    Here's the link to the vid I just made

    Galaxy S5 finger scanner test:

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    04-10-2014 10:58 PM
  18. katmandoo122's Avatar
    Yay! My username is famous!
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    04-10-2014 11:08 PM
  19. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I can't wait to set this up on my phone. So glad it works sideways because that's much more practical than the way that Samsung demonstrates.

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    04-10-2014 11:30 PM
  20. Christina Evans1's Avatar
    Yay! My username is famous!
    lol so is mine!
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    04-10-2014 11:50 PM
  21. StylinProfilin's Avatar
    I added another side swiping technique, it's working great now. Fast. My preferred choice for lockscreen unlock
    04-11-2014 08:07 AM
  22. kw64's Avatar
    Actually just imagine you're unlocking your phone when you set up the scanner. Do it the same way as when you unlock the phone in daily use. Common sense. The phone won't tell anything. It just compares whether the prints are considered identical.
    04-11-2014 08:40 PM

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