1. dudeman702's Avatar
    Apologies ahead if I missed this thread. Hoping to help somebody out with this.
    I've found that if you register the same Fingerprint more than once under settings, in maybe a slightly different position each time, the accuracy of the scanner goes up significantly. I've registered my left thumb 3 times and my right thumb once, and every time I try to unlock my phone with my right thumb, it doesn't let me do so 50% of the time, but the accuracy with my left thumb is around a 90%

    Hope this works for you, if you've had any issue with the scanner like I have.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5
    09-14-2015 02:54 PM
  2. ccpopham's Avatar
    When you record your fingerprint, move it all over, side to side and up and down. That way no matter what angle you place your fingerprint, you will rarely get a bad read.

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    09-14-2015 03:07 PM
  3. dudeman702's Avatar
    When you record your fingerprint, move it all over, side to side and up and down. That way no matter what angle you place your fingerprint, you will rarely get a bad read.

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    I tried everything, for some reason, I just wouldn't get a good read, I just did what you suggested, but in 3 different tries, since I won't be using those other Fingerprint slots for any other finger.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5
    09-14-2015 03:09 PM
  4. pdqgp's Avatar
    Stop biting your fingers
    jimd1050, hobbsave4 and emad1995 like this.
    09-14-2015 03:50 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    You need to scan it in the same orientation as you use the phone to unlock the phone

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    09-14-2015 04:11 PM
  6. dudeman702's Avatar
    You need to scan it in the same orientation as you use the phone to unlock the phone

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    I have done that, still finding it not as accurate as registering the same fingerprint multiple times.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5
    09-14-2015 04:23 PM
  7. drew_sf's Avatar
    You need to scan it in the same orientation as you use the phone to unlock the phone

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    I don't think so. Mine scans fine in any orientation.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    09-14-2015 04:31 PM
  8. erasat's Avatar
    I have my 2 thumbs for one hand usage on each hand, and my right index finger for when I have the phone on my left hand.

    So just register 1 finger at a time in all positions that you may think of, vertical, horizontal, at angles, full, partial, you name it. Doing this you will have 3 fingers/slots used of the 4 available, for the 4th I use both thumbs, you may use different fingers for the same slot registration, so in this one I use even more rare angles for both thumbs, that way I can say that I have a 98% success rate using the fingerprint.

    So there you have it, yes, you may use more than 1 finger per slot, so in theory you may use up to 8 fingerprints to unlock your device.
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    09-14-2015 05:42 PM
  9. dudeman702's Avatar
    I have my 2 thumbs for one hand usage on each hand, and my right index finger for when I have the phone on my left hand.

    So just register 1 finger at a time in all positions that you may think of, vertical, horizontal, at angles, full, partial, you name it. Doing this you will have 3 fingers/slots used of the 4 available, for the 4th I use both thumbs, you may use different fingers for the same slot registration, so in this one i use even more rare angles for both thumbs, that way I can say that I have a 98% success rate using the fingerprint.

    So there you have it, yes, you may use more than 1 finger per slot, so in theory you may use up to 8 fingerprints to unlock your device.
    Thats what I've been doing, angling the same finger differently in separate slots and I find it to be way more accurate.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5
    mynewride likes this.
    09-14-2015 05:44 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I have done that, still finding it not as accurate as registering the same fingerprint multiple times.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5
    Yeah... I do both. Like when used in my desk, I register my thumb in the exact orientation that I normally use it as one fingerprint. Then when holding it in my hand, I register it as another fingerprint, and so on

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    dudeman702 and Willyman like this.
    09-15-2015 12:16 AM

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