1. Aflaaaak's Avatar
    I admit to knowing zero about how fingerprint sensors work, but is it possible there could be a way to use a regular touchscreen like on the G4 to read the print? Not going to trad my G in for a phone that has one, but it would be cool if it could be done.

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    12-08-2015 09:09 AM
  2. sofryj's Avatar
    I admit to knowing zero about how fingerprint sensors work, but is it possible there could be a way to use a regular touchscreen like on the G4 to read the print? Not going to trad my G in for a phone that has one, but it would be cool if it could be done.

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    There are some rumors that the next iPhone could utilize such tech, but with the existing technology in the G4, I don't believe it's possible.
    12-08-2015 09:39 AM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I don't really know about fingerprint sensor tech, but I do know regular phone screens have no way to read anything but the electrical signal from your skin (much like a touch lamp). So no, it's not possible to have the G4 read your fingerprint.

    There are "finger print scanner" apps you can get, but they are a false sense of security. They don't actually read anything, and only respond to how long you leave your thumb/finger on the scanner image.
    12-08-2015 09:40 AM
  4. Aflaaaak's Avatar
    I figured as much...thanks for the replies!
    12-08-2015 05:43 PM

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