01-04-2015 02:53 AM
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  1. SGN4's Avatar
    Trick is to register one finger 30X ie dont do 3 fingers, use just the 1 finger 3X, lol. It does work well after that. Almost always works.

    About 4/5 times.
    01-02-2015 08:23 AM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Trick is to register one finger 30X ie dont do 3 fingers, use just the 1 finger 3X, lol. It does work well after that. Almost always works.

    About 4/5 times.
    Until that one finger is not available for one reason or another, as I mentioned above. ...while that may not be common, you get a nice cut on that finger or need to bandage it for whatever reason and a hassle has been created.

    from the IV✒
    01-02-2015 08:35 AM
  3. FBA's Avatar
    Well, I can always unlock my Note 4, but it takes multiple swipes sometimes. Here's the kicker...if it fails and you get locked out for 30 seconds, you don't have the option to unlock via the keyboard. You can only unlock via keyboard if you are within the number of swipe attempts before lockout. How dumb is that?
    01-02-2015 08:37 AM
  4. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Well, I can always unlock my Note 4, but it takes multiple swipes sometimes. Here's the kicker...if it fails and you get locked out for 30 seconds, you don't have the option to unlock via the keyboard. You can only unlock via keyboard if you are within the number of swipe attempts before lockout. How dumb is that?
    You think it's bad on the Note 4? It's worse on my S5.

    from the IV✒
    01-02-2015 08:38 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Update on my initial post .. It seems to have gotten worse. I mean it can read the print but .. you have to swipe it just right otherwise it fails .. or says you didn't get it fully. Gets annoying.
    01-02-2015 10:48 AM
  6. SteelGator's Avatar
    It works with Lastpass too but it still seems to ask for password mostly and only sometimes fingerprint. I haven't worked out why.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I've not had that experience. Seems to work with Last Pass really well. The only issue I have had is making sure the finger prints are stored well so it works on first swipe.
    01-02-2015 10:56 AM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Update on my initial post .. It seems to have gotten worse. I mean it can read the print but .. you have to swipe it just right otherwise it fails .. or says you didn't get it fully. Gets annoying.
    Exactly. I'm starting to think a pattern would just be faster and, therefore, more useful.

    from the IV✒
    01-02-2015 11:07 AM
  8. KreepyKen's Avatar
    It's something that improves over time.

    You get used to swiping your finger correctly, and the phone gets used to your prints.

    When I started using it, it usually took 4 or 5 swipes to get in, and I locked myself out for 30 seconds a couple of times. But now, I get in on the first try more often than not.

    So just keep trying and it will improve.

    A word of caution: register three different fingers, and pick fingers from both hands. I've found that after I wash dishes, the phone can't recognize one of my fingers because it's puffy and wrinkled. But the one on my other hand works perfectly.
    01-02-2015 11:49 AM
  9. SGN4's Avatar
    I havent cut my finger ever where it could distort a fingerpting and Im fairly confident over 99% on here are the same.

    Even if you did, there is the option to enter the password. Registering the same finger 30X may be an overkill but it solved the scanner issues immediately, as I said it opens at least 4/5 times without any issues. The more I use it the closer it is to 5/5.
    01-02-2015 01:02 PM
  10. ChemMan's Avatar
    I have used the fingerprint scanner on the Note 4 since day 1. If you pay attention it works very well every single time and on the first swipe. If it does not work right either you failed to register your finger correctly initially or you failed to pay attention to how you scanned your finger unlocking it. I have a Toshiba laptop that I have always used the fingerprint scanner on it also. That system allows you to switch users instantly by simply swiping a different finger, very handy feature when logging in as different users or administrators. During web surfing with my Note 4 the system usually asks if I would like to register a fingerprint in place of the typed in user and password for different web sites, really don't use it that much on the Note 4 but had the same option on the Toshiba-I do use it on that machine all the time. The technology used for the Iphone is different than the Note 4, the latter is capacitive the former is optical and much easier to spoof using an image of a fingerprint. To spoof the Note 4 fingerprint scanner would require a mold of the finger or possibly the finger it's self, ouch.

    http://ashtopustech.com/Biometrics/F...rints-Cards-AB
    01-02-2015 02:00 PM
  11. George Collins1's Avatar
    I had an iPhone 5s for work and got frustrated with the fingerprint scanner and quit using it. On my personal N4, I almost always get in with one swipe. It can be tricky until you learn the right way to do it, but it coaches you if you swipe wrong. Now I hardly ever need more than one swipe.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2015 03:00 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I've had the scanner tell me to swipe to the left, to the right, to slow down. Seriously? Is this how all biometric fingerprint scanners work? ...and the solution is to swipe just right, the way it wants me to? Okay. My bad.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    01-02-2015 03:05 PM
  13. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    Definitely works better than on my Galaxy S5.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2015 05:29 PM
  14. adegbenroagoro's Avatar
    I eventually got it right 80% of the time with my S5 after 7 months of use. I've got it right 90% of the time with my Note 4 after 11 days of use

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2015 05:36 PM
  15. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    As others have said the iPhone scanner is far superior. If I use my index finger and I pay attention it will work 80% of the time but if I use my thumb the accuracy is about 50%. I gave up on it.
    01-02-2015 05:45 PM
  16. mty msi's Avatar
    Beats having to type in a password but the accuracy is so so. No question Apple has this technology down pat and has a patent on it so no one else can use it. If there's one really distinct advantage to the iPhone it's the fingerprint scanner.
    01-02-2015 06:12 PM
  17. makie's Avatar
    Beats having to type in a password but the accuracy is so so. No question Apple has this technology down pat and has a patent on it so no one else can use it. If there's one really distinct advantage to the iPhone it's the fingerprint scanner.
    The huawei mate 7 is said to be awesome as well with their fingerprint scanner. I hate the one on my note 4 and disabled it. Came from the iPhone 6 which worked 100% of the time.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2015 06:18 PM
  18. beh's Avatar
    I have never been able to get the fingerprint scanner to work well enough to actually use. It doesn't record them well when registering and once finally registered it doesn't ever recognize the registered fingerprints. So for me it is a useless feature. And now that a first court has said that police can force you to open a fingerprint locked device but not password or pin locked devices I would never use a fingerprint to secure anything.
    01-02-2015 06:20 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    When I first used the fingerprint scanner, I couldn't get the phone to unlock properly. But after reading the directions on how too swipe, I have become very accurate in unlocking my phone. I never have any issues.
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    01-02-2015 06:31 PM
  20. cowincanada's Avatar
    i stopped using it because as others have mentioned, you have to 'pay attention' when you do it - defeats the purpose of convenience for me. the iphone's implementation is way better (also have 6+). Also, if you have your note 4 in case with a pronounced 'lip' - its even harder
    01-03-2015 03:03 AM
  21. PhilNUK's Avatar
    Have used the scanner since day one... On the rare occasion I have to swipe more than once... But that's usually down to damp finger from rain or after shower etc. I think it's accurate and better than a password. Not once considered it a pain in the backside and turned it off.
    01-03-2015 06:13 AM
  22. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Have used the scanner since day one... On the rare occasion I have to swipe more than once... But that's usually down to damp finger from rain or after shower etc. I think it's accurate and better than a password. Not once considered it a pain in the backside and turned it off.
    You are fortunate and don't seem to have the average experience with the scanner. This morning I switched the S5 and Note 4 over to patterns. I have an odd feeling I won't really miss the scanner. Who knows.
    01-03-2015 07:49 AM
  23. FBA's Avatar
    You think it's bad on the Note 4? It's worse on my S5.

    from the IV✒
    Ya, I had read about that long ago...you'd have figured SamDung would have found a way to make it work by now...
    01-03-2015 08:23 AM
  24. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    It does work. Mine actually works everytime because I paid attention to the way I registered my fingers. It's accurate. Your registered fingerprint don't change so the user must scan their finger the way they registered it. You do want it to be accurate right? If it wasn't accurate it would be no use to have the feature. Be patient and take your time. It's a swip, stop, scan than remove your finger after feeling the small vibration. My wife, son and mine work everytime. Good luck.
    01-03-2015 11:15 AM
  25. Haalcyon's Avatar
    For my uses a pattern offers enough security and is ALWAYS recognized and 100% accurate. I don't have to hold my finger a certain way and complete the pattern at a certain speed etc., etc. I was wrong for expecting the fingerprint scanner to simply work like the one on my iPhone 5s did. That's my fault for having the wrong expectations.
    Tahoe916 likes this.
    01-03-2015 11:56 AM
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