1. bstarr3's Avatar
    Just got Note 5 yesterday. Generally really happy with it. Took me only a couple of hours of playing with it before I realized how much I like the added Samsung features vs stock android. Definitely still miss always on Google Now from my Moto X (S Voice just isn't as good - slow to respond), but I think I'll be sticking with this one.

    Anyway, I have a question about the fingerprint unlock. When I was playing with a nexus, just touching the scanner would wake and unlock the screen in one move. Here, I seem to have to press a button (power/home) to wake screen, then swipe up, then it asks to unlock with fingerprint. Do I have something set wrong possibly? Is this just the way this fingerprint scanner works? I have used package disabler pro - are there any packages that I need to be sure to leave alone? Thanks
    11-02-2015 02:54 PM
  2. buckifvr's Avatar
    If your device is asleep then you need to wake it by pressing either the power or home buttons, then scan your fingerprint to unlock.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-02-2015 03:13 PM
  3. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Just wake the screen to activate the fingerprint unlock.

    As far as the S Voice, kill it with fire. Google Now works much better.
    11-02-2015 03:19 PM
  4. Glock23-G4's Avatar
    Just got Note 5 yesterday. Generally really happy with it. Took me only a couple of hours of playing with it before I realized how much I like the added Samsung features vs stock android. Definitely still miss always on Google Now from my Moto X (S Voice just isn't as good - slow to respond), but I think I'll be sticking with this one.

    Anyway, I have a question about the fingerprint unlock. When I was playing with a nexus, just touching the scanner would wake and unlock the screen in one move. Here, I seem to have to press a button (power/home) to wake screen, then swipe up, then it asks to unlock with fingerprint. Do I have something set wrong possibly? Is this just the way this fingerprint scanner works? I have used package disabler pro - are there any packages that I need to be sure to leave alone? Thanks
    Make sure your phone is set to lock immediately in the secure lock settings. The default is 10 minutes, so if you "open" your phone before the secure lock is engaged, only a swipe is required.

    As for always on google now... are you referring to the ability to search by saying "ok google" from any screen? If so, it's still there.. just have to enable it in the settings and "train" it to recognize your voice.
    11-02-2015 09:48 PM
  5. bmetelsky's Avatar
    No need to press more than one button. Just use the finger that you added and do a long press on the home/scanner button. It will both wake and unlock your phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2015 12:28 AM
  6. bstarr3's Avatar
    After some searching, the issue I was having seemed to be a conflict with Smart Lock features. I turned off Smart Lock in security settings, and I can just do as stated above - press the home button and keep my finger on for a second and it unlocks. I'm a little irritated at not being able to use trusted places/ on body detection to turn the lock off, but on the whole it works out.
    11-03-2015 11:17 AM
  7. radiohawk's Avatar
    Not sure where else to ask this... just got a Note 5 a few days ago, does anyone know where it stores fingerprints? On the device or does it get uploaded to Samsung servers?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-15-2015 12:40 PM
  8. barry99705's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's on device.
    11-15-2015 08:24 PM

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