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    Default Question about fingerprint scanner

    Hi everyone, I am contemplating getting the Samsung Galaxy S5. Previously I have used Windows phone. I have been watching various Youtube videos of the fingerprint scanner and I have a question.

    Do you always have to press the home screen button when the phone is in lockscreen before swiping your finger? I'm really sorry if this sounds dumb, it's just that after watching various videos, it appears that sometimes people are swiping straight from a black lock screen to unlock it to home screen. Most of the time in most videos, people are first pressing the home button and then swiping. But sometimes they're swiping straight from the lockscreen. Or so it appears to me.

    I'd appreciate if you could clarify this for me. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Question about fingerprint scanner

    I believe the phone needs to be "awake" before swiping the scanner. I press the power button then swipe my finger. I just tried doing it without the phone being awake and did not work for me.
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    Default Re: Question about fingerprint scanner

    Hi there

    The scanner doesn't turn on until you wake up the phone either by pressing the power/lock button or the home button
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    Default Re: Question about fingerprint scanner

    The easiest way for me to do it is taping the home button and then slide your finger over the scanner. Swiping your finger over the scanner when the phone is sleep definitely does not work...

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    Default Re: Question about fingerprint scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by tomothy94 View Post
    Hi there

    The scanner doesn't turn on until you wake up the phone either by pressing the power/lock button or the home button
    Thanks everyone. I think I know what happened. I saw videos where the same person was pressing the front home button, but also pressing the power button on the side. It's just that when they are holding the phone in their hands, they can press the side buttons without it being obvious.

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