1. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    Whenever I reboot my phone, my initial unlock is requiring me to enter my backup password instead of swiping my fingerprint. After that initial login, I can unlock with my fingerprint until the next time I restart my phone, but it's really annoying even having to do it the 1 time.

    Is this I new MM feature? Is there a way to turn it off?
    09-26-2016 12:25 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I believe that's normal. On my Nexus 6P, I think there's actually an explanation upon booting up that the pattern or password is required for extra security.
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    09-26-2016 12:48 PM
  3. BrutalhonestyM's Avatar
    This feature which is also already available to IOS users has been implemented for your own security purposes. Unfortunately as far as I am aware you cannot turn it off as is it's there for a reason. You can be compelled to provide your fingerprint and unlock your phone, under current U.S. law (if they have a warrant) but you cannot be forced to enter your password. A precedent was set by the Circuit Court of Virginia in October 2014, and recently upheld and reinforced by a federal court in February 2016 that your fingerprint is not protected by the 5th amendment.
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    09-26-2016 12:49 PM
  4. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    Well that's annoying. But also understandable due to the legal rulings. Thanks for the info.
    09-29-2016 01:56 PM

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