1. theragtopman's Avatar
    Hello - I'm interested in purchasing a Moto Z Play and have been reading many posts here and gathering lots of great info - thank you! I also just read Daniel Bader's review here on AC and in it he mentions that the fingerprint sensor turns off the screen "when logging into apps that use the fingerprint sensor itself." Does that mean that app locker apps such as AppLock will not work with the Moto Z Play? I prefer the extra security of locking some individual apps, such as banking apps or online shopping apps, and have always used AppLock with much success, but that has always been with PIN codes. I'm excited to get a new phone with a fingerprint sensor and it would be a disappointment if those apps will not work with he fingerprint sensor on the Z Play. Thanks in advance!
    10-25-2016 12:38 PM
  2. Soundtallica's Avatar
    You can turn off the feature where the fingerprint sensor locks the screen if you want to.

    Edit: Actually, I was mistaking another setting that I thought did this as something it wasn't. I don't know of any way to disable the fingerprint locking feature, although it isn't an issue for me since I like it.
    10-25-2016 03:30 PM
  3. Eric Xu1's Avatar
    I use Hexlock to lock my apps. If you hold the fingerprint sensor when using Hexlock, it won't turn off. Now that's only for Hexlock. I can try other apps for you.
    10-25-2016 05:56 PM
  4. Frenzytom's Avatar
    You can turn off the feature where the fingerprint sensor locks the screen if you want to.
    Where is that in the settings?
    10-25-2016 08:36 PM
  5. Soundtallica's Avatar
    Where is that in the settings?
    Oh crap, I may have been mistaken. I'd always interpreted "Power button instantly locks" as the setting that governs this, but that's for the power button. Stupid me!
    10-26-2016 08:44 AM
  6. NX1977's Avatar
    Might be worth contacting the developer as fingerprint sensors are now becoming standard on middle to premium handsets.

    They're probably working on a solution
    10-26-2016 02:49 PM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    LastPass works fine.
    10-26-2016 07:22 PM
  8. svknet's Avatar
    I read same about fingerprint sensor. But I am not facing any such issues with CM Security app.
    I am using CM Security to lock several apps. I use fingerprint sensor to unlock these apps. If we touch sensor for very short time (< 1 sec), app will unlock. But if we keep and hold finger on sensor, screen will get locked. After using for few days we get habituated with the feature.
    10-27-2016 01:14 AM
  9. xweb10's Avatar
    LastPass works fine.
    So you can use the fingerprint scanner to login to last pass? It doesn't shut off the screen? That is great news.

    Do apps like android pay use the fingerprint scanned for login, too?
    10-29-2016 09:33 AM
  10. AllenRulz's Avatar
    Apps I use fingerprint on do NOT turn my phone off. It's aware I'm using it in the apps. My bank, app store, ect.
    xweb10 and svknet like this.
    10-29-2016 11:20 AM
  11. YAYTech's Avatar
    Yeah, if an app is looking for a fingerprint scan, then using the fingerprint scanner doesn't turn off the screen. It only does it if it's not looking for a fingerprint at the time. I too use the sensor for Lastpass, Walmart app, and a couple others. Don't sweat it, it works well.
    10-29-2016 10:32 PM
  12. cbironman24's Avatar
    I use App Lock to lock some apps on my Z Force and it works great.
    10-30-2016 02:00 AM

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