1. twitch3488's Avatar
    I have set up fingerprints as the way to unblock my phone, and yet I still have to swipe instead. Any tips would be appreciated. I can't just rely on the swipe and passwordsee take to long.
    09-27-2015 11:04 PM
  2. kj11's Avatar
    Settings>screen lock and security>screen lock type then select fingerprint. Should be good to go
    09-27-2015 11:11 PM
  3. twitch3488's Avatar
    Settings>screen lock and security>screen lock type then select fingerprint. Should be good to go
    Have done that several times. Should I restart the phone?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Android Central
    09-28-2015 12:02 AM
  4. Jonathan Robert's Avatar
    Do you have smart lock activated? I did and had both trusted devices and trusted places on. With these active so long as I was at home or had my smart watch connected, I had to swipe. If I disabled this feature, the fingerprint scanner worked every time.

    Also if your phone isn't set to lock whenever you press the power button, you will swipe until it times out. I think the default is something like 10 minutes.

    I found it easier to turn all that stuff off and just hold the power scanner to unlock every time.

    Hope this helps.

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    09-28-2015 04:08 AM
  5. twitch3488's Avatar
    Do you have smart lock activated? I did and had both trusted devices and trusted places on. With these active so long as I was at home or had my smart watch connected, I had to swipe. If I disabled this feature, the fingerprint scanner worked every time.

    Also if your phone isn't set to lock whenever you press the power button, you will swipe until it times out. I think the default is something like 10 minutes.

    I found it easier to turn all that stuff off and just hold the power scanner to unlock every time.

    Hope this helps.

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    That worked, although I think I will need to retrain my fingerprints as only one of the 4 saved worked. Thanks for the help.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Android Central
    09-28-2015 07:39 AM

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