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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow! How do you keep nosy eyes out your phone then?

    girls love tech too
    Easy.. My phone stays on me or right with me. Who do you have grabbing your phone to go through it? :P.
    zmann likes this.
    10-18-2014 11:08 AM
  2. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    Easy.. My phone stays on me or right with me. Who do you have grabbing your phone to go through it? :P.
    My girlfriends, my daughter she's 3, my nosy sister...the list can go on for me.

    girls love tech too
    10-18-2014 11:11 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    My girlfriends, my daughter she's 3, my nosy sister...the list can go on for me.

    girls love tech too
    Sounds like they need to respect your things a little more ... Except your daughter... My brothers kid would do the same if he saw my phone (he's 2).. He'd want games.. But My friends wouldn't just pick my phone up and try to go through it. That's a private thing.
    zmann likes this.
    10-18-2014 11:14 AM
  4. nugj's Avatar
    Well that is interesting. There are a bunch of earlier posts either in this thread or the other F scanner thread that people have had to set it for immediate lock with no delay to get it to work. Sounds like you are not doing that if I read your post right mty msi
    10-18-2014 11:16 AM
  5. honey_bee_33's Avatar
    Sounds like they need to respect your things a little more ... Except your daughter... My brothers kid would do the same if he saw my phone (he's 2).. He'd want games.. But My friends wouldn't just pick my phone up and try to go through it. That's a private thing.
    So private I know! That's why I NEED some type of security protection. Plus I lost a phone before and that feeling made me almost lose my mind. I backtrack my last movement and couldn't find the dang phone.

    girls love tech too
    10-18-2014 11:21 AM
  6. thegame161's Avatar
    I have my finger swipe lock screen set up for a 10 minute delay.
    How you do that?
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    10-18-2014 11:29 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    So private I know! That's why I NEED some type of security protection. Plus I lost a phone before and that feeling made me almost lose my mind. I backtrack my last movement and couldn't find the dang phone.

    girls love tech too
    Ensure to have Android Device Manager setup on your device. It can help in a situation like that. You can locate, lock, and wipe the device if needed .

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/and...e-manager.html
    honey_bee_33 likes this.
    10-18-2014 11:32 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    How you do that?
    You can control the lock delay here (see below) .
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    10-18-2014 11:33 AM
  9. mty msi's Avatar
    Well that is interesting. There are a bunch of earlier posts either in this thread or the other F scanner thread that people have had to set it for immediate lock with no delay to get it to work. Sounds like you are not doing that if I read your post right mty msi
    Correct, my finger swipe lock screen is set to activate after a 10 minute delay and both the finger swipe and the delay work.
    10-18-2014 12:43 PM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    For me is been working 90%+ percent of the time. You must not be swiping properly.

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    Ehhh. It has its good days and its bad days. I usually get it on the first or second try but every once and a while I have to swipe it like 10 times. Or just hold it in my left hand and swipe down with my index finger, which always works.
    10-18-2014 03:49 PM
  11. jtwoods25's Avatar
    You can set the time for it to lock.

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    10-18-2014 04:09 PM
  12. amzi160586's Avatar
    Specifically in what way is it not as good as touch ID?

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    Well like many have already reported it's not the most accurate finger print scanner out there..with Apples touch ID it's very user friendly and probably 99.9% accurate..I guess all to their own, but in my opinion Apple have this one down good.
    10-19-2014 06:39 AM
  13. Ncontrl's Avatar
    Apples touch ID been out longer so they have it perfected pretty well. Don't know if it's the sensor on the Note 4 that's not that great or the software needs some tweaking to get it right.
    10-19-2014 07:10 AM
  14. lazerproof's Avatar
    Well like many have already reported it's not the most accurate finger print scanner out there..with Apples touch ID it's very user friendly and probably 99.9% accurate..I guess all to their own, but in my opinion Apple have this one down good.
    Touch ID is different but not better in my opinion. With Samsung's scanner you just have to swipe correctly and it works every time. I just tried 10 swipes and got them all. You have to drag your finger over the scanner without lifting it up. Start at the bottom of the screen. Even if YOU mess up your swipe, it you can try again in one second.

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    10-19-2014 07:16 AM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Touch ID is different but not better in my opinion. With Samsung's scanner you just have to swipe correctly and it works every time. I just tried 10 swipes and got them all. You have to drag your finger over the scanner without lifting it up. Start at the bottom of the screen. Even if YOU mess up your swipe, it you can try again in one second.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    True but with Touch ID you don't have to swype the right way or anything like that. It really is just place your finger there and you're good.
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    10-19-2014 09:16 AM
  16. amzi160586's Avatar
    True but with Touch ID you don't have to swype the right way or anything like that. It really is just place your finger there and you're good.
    This is exactly what I mean, no faffing about with touch ID...just saying..you cant fault Apple on this one..hopefully in the next few iterations Samsung will get it spot on.
    Almeuit likes this.
    10-19-2014 10:49 AM
  17. Munky#AC's Avatar
    I had it on but it ended up not recognizing my finger print half the time so I turned it off.
    10-19-2014 10:57 AM
  18. bembol's Avatar
    It depends but I read that Samsung improved it. We'll see.

    I love the S5, was sad to let it go but the Finger Print Scanner was a PITA for me. I really gave it a chance but 60% success rate was not acceptable.
    10-19-2014 12:29 PM
  19. lazerproof's Avatar
    I had it on but it ended up not recognizing my finger print half the time so I turned it off.
    You are obviously swiping incorrectly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-19-2014 08:49 PM
  20. mrstruegemini's Avatar
    I like the scanner saved to different fingers. Saved my thumb swipe from the one handed angle and it's awesome sauce.

    Galaxy Note 4 and my Note 2 when it looks lonely lol.
    10-19-2014 09:38 PM
  21. rhophotos's Avatar
    It works fine if you two hand the device. You aren't going to get consistent one handed activation like on the iphone. But if you hold with one hand and unlock with the other you can normally be assured of hitting the right angle fairly consistently.

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    10-19-2014 10:20 PM
  22. Tkbredx's Avatar
    You are obviously swiping incorrectly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Regardless of whether they are doing it correctly or not it's still easier and more convenient to just touch the scanner rather than swiping it. The effectiveness of touch id makes it better than this fingerprint scanner.
    10-19-2014 10:30 PM
  23. lazerproof's Avatar
    Regardless of whether they are doing it correctly or not it's still easier and more convenient to just touch the scanner rather than swiping it. The effectiveness of touch id makes it better than this fingerprint scanner.
    That may be true, however it is still quite easy to use the finger print scanner Inn the N4 and certainly no reason to dump it.

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    10-20-2014 07:22 PM
  24. maximalife's Avatar
    The setup is easy...but when i try it after locking it never works.....and i have 3 swipes registered. Frustrating

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    10-20-2014 08:21 PM
  25. Munky#AC's Avatar
    You are obviously swiping incorrectly.

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    Possibly. But it is something I'm not used to using so decided to go back to what I'm used to. Might give it another try later on, but not right now.
    10-20-2014 08:49 PM
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