1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have an s20, and I like to use the fingerprint unlock exclusively, but it has randomly asked me to unlock with my pattern since I got it. I just discovered that it does this purposefully every 72 hours, and I can't find a way to turn it off. I never leave my phone anywhere and don't keep important information in my phone, so I don't see a reason to have this added security and am wondering if there's a way to turn it off.
    11-30-2021 11:43 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thats built in Android, cant disable with fingerprint.

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here, As a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    11-30-2021 11:47 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    This a screenshot from biometric in settingsHow to stop having to insert PIN "for security purposes"-screenshot_20211201-005003_settings.jpg
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-30-2021 11:50 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Asking for the backup pin/password/pattern also keeps that method fresh in your mind because a lot of people were forgetting it when the fingerprint eventually fails. Since you don't seem to have anything of importance on the phone, you could consider just removing the fingerprint lock all together so the phone opens automatically.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-01-2021 05:12 AM
  5. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    Asking for the backup pin/password/pattern also keeps that method fresh in your mind because a lot of people were forgetting it when the fingerprint eventually fails. Since you don't seem to have anything of importance on the phone, you could consider just removing the fingerprint lock all together so the phone opens automatically.
    I don't have an issue with having to put my pin in at all. I appreciate the added security.
    belodion likes this.
    12-01-2021 05:17 AM
  6. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    As mentioned it's for security reasons but personally I would never want to have only a finger print scanner, they don't always work.
    Smokeaire01 and J Dubbs like this.
    12-01-2021 10:14 AM

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