10-27-2014 09:53 AM
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  1. dpham00's Avatar
    I am having a really tough time with the fingerprint scanner. Takes many tries before it works. I know that the technology is not perfect but on my 6 plus, it works the vast majority of the time on the first try. I have never gotten it to work on the first try and usually need multiple tries on the note 4. I made a short youtube video. Any suggestions for improving it would greatly appreciated.




    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    10-24-2014 09:16 AM
  2. Closingracer's Avatar
    I am having a really tough time with the fingerprint scanner. Takes many tries before it works. I know that the technology is not perfect but on my 6 plus, it works the vast majority of the time on the first try. I have never gotten it to work on the first try and usually need multiple tries on the note 4



    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    I have 2 prints one with my index and my thumb. Index works 100% of the time since it's a simple swipe down. My thumb it's like 65% since I do it like a slide down sideways since it's easier to open more naturally I guess for me when holding the phone in one hand.

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    10-24-2014 09:19 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Any system updates? Clearing the cache for the scanner?
    10-24-2014 09:20 AM
  4. thegame161's Avatar
    You tried registering different type of finger prints at different angles?
    10-24-2014 09:24 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Any system updates? Clearing the cache for the scanner?
    I checked and no updates available. Is the app just called fingerprints?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    10-24-2014 09:35 AM
  6. tlo07's Avatar
    I have 2 prints one with my index and my thumb. Index works 100% of the time since it's a simple swipe down. My thumb it's like 65% since I do it like a slide down sideways since it's easier to open more naturally I guess for me when holding the phone in one hand.

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    Even on my iPhone 6 I have problems with my thumb. I've reprogrammed it a couple of times but my iPhone just does not like my thumb. Do you think because of the larger surface area thumbs are just difficult (besides the sideways swipe thing)?

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    10-24-2014 09:37 AM
  7. Closingracer's Avatar
    Even on my iPhone 6 I have problems with my thumb. I've reprogrammed it a couple of times but my iPhone just does not like my thumb. Do you think because of the larger surface area thumbs are just difficult (besides the sideways swipe thing)?

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    On my iPad Air 2 it works great imo


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    10-24-2014 09:37 AM
  8. tlo07's Avatar
    On my iPad Air 2 it works great imo


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    It must just be my mutant thumb then. Lol!

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    10-24-2014 09:38 AM
  9. Closingracer's Avatar
    It must just be my mutant thumb then. Lol!

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    I think apples is just better imo . Samsung makes a decent one but you need to do it simple . Slide down north to south. Can't do it with one hand imo


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    10-24-2014 09:39 AM
  10. tlo07's Avatar
    I haven't programmed my Note 4 scanner yet but I probably won't bother with the thumb.

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    10-24-2014 09:41 AM
  11. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is the app just called fingerprints?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Offhand, not sure. You can try clearing the general cache in Settings>Storage. That should get just about everything aside from system cache.
    10-24-2014 09:55 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Sadly it just doesn't work as well as TouchID .. It works only some of the time. I tried and disabled it due to "swipe slower" or "swipe the whole keypad" errors even when I was going slow and down the whole thing.
    10-24-2014 10:02 AM
  13. ronb's Avatar
    It looks to me like you may not be getting enough of the thumb. Can you try it with the thumb a little higher, even on the screen and pull it down just like you are doing? You want the middle of the pad to be read and on the thumb, it is just above the joint..
    Good Luck!
    Ron
    scholaryoshi likes this.
    10-24-2014 10:38 AM
  14. biggunspaul's Avatar
    I notice that you don't drag your finger over the button,you seem to roll it it more.i would start again and set up 1 finger to start and swipe it at all angles but each time drag your finger straight,don't keep bending it,

    My mrs set hers up all wrong and it was so bad that she had to use the password.after I registered her finger the way I told her to it seems to work pretty much every single time.
    scholaryoshi likes this.
    10-24-2014 10:40 AM
  15. scribe4food's Avatar
    From the video, it doesn't look like your dragging your whole thumb over the button.

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    10-24-2014 10:58 AM
  16. fonzman78's Avatar
    I set mine up yesterday. So far, it works 100% of the time. Nice feature.
    10-24-2014 12:51 PM
  17. canonuevo's Avatar
    Mine isn't working. FInger print scans fine just the feature itself wont enable. After a restart it worked but after locking it right away its just swipe to unlock. Not so impressed so far as a first time android user.
    10-24-2014 01:06 PM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to, so widget locker here I come
    10-24-2014 01:12 PM
  19. Alexander Burnside's Avatar
    2 days hasn't proven long enough for me to get annoyed by the failures. I haven't really counted, but if I had to give a conservative guess, it works with both hands (index finger) 75% of the time. Even if I have to swipe a second (or third) time, that's still faster than keying in a password.

    Very, very cool feature. I left my s4 completely unprotected because I eventually got annoyed by all of the security mechanisms. This is way easier and less likely to get me to stupidly bypass my own security.
    10-24-2014 01:25 PM
  20. mikef1182's Avatar
    I have tried to get this to work with no luck. I get it about 1 in 20 times. Pretty worthless IMO. Apple's implementation is much more reliable.

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    10-24-2014 01:31 PM
  21. drexd's Avatar
    Its total crap. Seriously, its the worst implementation of a fingerprint scanner one could design. Its almost 2015. Apple got it right; my wife's Iphone6 is soooo much better. I'm not impressed. Actually, not really impressed at all compared to my GN3. I went to CES this year, and saw a whole bunch of fingerprint technology that could easily fit and work better than this POS.
    10-24-2014 01:51 PM
  22. scholaryoshi's Avatar
    Mine works great. From the video it looks like you are not starting high enough when you scan your thumb. I have both thumb's and an index finger and they all work great.
    10-24-2014 02:24 PM
  23. bontjes's Avatar
    No problems here unless I go to fast. I have to slow myself down!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-24-2014 02:26 PM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks all. After playing with it some more, I was able to get it to work on the first try mostly.

    Still seems to be not as user friendly as Apple because you have 2 turn the screen on first, then swipe. With Apple, just press the button.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Almeuit likes this.
    10-24-2014 02:38 PM
  25. cyberchief's Avatar
    I also registered 2 prints.. one being my index, one being my thumb. I use my thumb 100% of the time... and usually swipe it down at an angle (holding 1 handed). I expected to have more problems... but to my surprise, it has worked 100% of the time.
    10-24-2014 02:45 PM
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