1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I must say, to me, the fingerprint scanner on the Note 5, isn't as good as the iPhone 6s Plus.

    Thus far, I'd say one in four times it doesn't work well. And , sometimes the bottom row of icons get activated. Well, the closes apps to the button. Most annoying.

    I do wish I didn't have to press the button.
    02-11-2016 09:34 PM
  2. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    That's weird, mine works nearly every time, I think maybe one or two out of a hundred where it doesn't
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    02-11-2016 09:56 PM
  3. sergiu.m's Avatar
    I belive its very similar to the iphone 6 scanner but the note has a bad form factor compared to the apple, and that is why it's missing scans so often. If you take your time and place the finger exactly right it will unlock every time. On the iphone you don't need to do that, damn thing just works.
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    02-12-2016 01:25 AM
  4. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    I have little to no problems. Mine works sideways, right side up, and upside down.... Just gotta make sure you have your finger flat against the reader & covering most of it! I love it!!!

    Seems like those coming from the iphone are used to the hyper sensitivity of that scanner. The gripe I hear the most about the iphone scanner is that it's waaay to sensitive and unlocks even when you just want to utilize the lockscreen widgets. You win some you loose some!
    02-12-2016 05:52 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    To confirm, I only used the iPhone 6s Plus, for about 3 days. And, in all honesty, not ONCE in that period, did the fingerprint scanner, 'miss'.
    I have four fingerprint scans set on my Note 5. Albeit, I do wish, one could simply rest their finger on the home button, versus pressing it. Even better still, a double tap to wake the screen, like the BlackBerry Priv, would work wonders (not with an app, merely as a default OS option)...
    02-12-2016 06:15 AM
  6. pinkvikchick's Avatar
    I just rest my finger and it works, I wonder why you need to press? I'll say it seems it's not as FAST or precise as the iPhones I've owned, but it still works for me. I'd estimate my iPhones worked about 10% better? At first I thought it was a gimmick for the Samsung, but I was pleasantly surprised that it worked, almost as good as the iPhone.
    02-12-2016 09:32 AM
  7. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Mine works amazingly well. I tried turning it off for a few days but being so used to the fingerprint scanner on my 6S+, I had to turn it back on.

    I have all the same fingers scanned in like I do in the iPhone. Just like the iPhone, you have to press the button and then the fingerprint scanner unlocks.
    02-12-2016 10:33 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I posted some tips here. When not set up right, it got some errors. When set up correctly it is pretty good.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...t-scanner.html


    The iPhone 6s fps is better for sure... As is my h5x
    02-12-2016 11:30 AM
  9. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    I have the same finger set up twice, but that's only necessary because the angle that my thumb hits when the phone is in my hand vs sitting on my desk is different. With both angles set up, I pretty much never get a failure. Unless of course my thumb isn't entirely clean or something. But maybe once or twice out of every 100 times is there ever an issue
    02-12-2016 12:37 PM
  10. bigredgonzo's Avatar
    I think the key is making sure you do a good job while setting up your prints. I have both thumbs and my right index finger (and my wife's right index finger) trained.

    The reader may miss one out of 50 times. It doesn't matter what angle or direction I place my finger on the scanner, it just works. I have several friends that have iproducts and non of them work as well as my Note 5 does with the fingerprint scanning. As for having to press the home button to get the print to scan, I have never had to press the button to get it to scan. I have learned that if you press the home button to wake the phone and hesitate before removing your finger will unlock the phone.

    Anyway, I find no issue at all with the use of the fingerprint scanner.

    BigRedGonzo
    02-12-2016 01:19 PM
  11. BaboziMia's Avatar
    I just went back to using a four digit pin number since the fingerprint scanner not working well for me either. No big deal to me anyway.
    02-12-2016 01:31 PM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Okay, hang on a second. Are some members saying with the note 5, you DON'T need to press the home button, merely rest your finger on it, and it will scan\unlock?
    02-12-2016 10:37 PM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I have very little trouble with the Note 5's scanner, and I'm coming from an iPhone 6s plus.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    02-12-2016 11:10 PM
  14. angrytentpole's Avatar
    Okay, hang on a second. Are some members saying with the note 5, you DON'T need to press the home button, merely rest your finger on it, and it will scan\unlock?
    If the screen is lit up, all you have to do is rest your finger on it and it will unlock.

    The whole click and hold is to turn it on from a sleep state (screen off).

    I had trouble for the first week with the fingerprint scanner, then I redid a few of the prints and I don't have any trouble at all anymore.
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    02-12-2016 11:24 PM
  15. anwarabir's Avatar
    i love my brother's iPhone 6s Fingerprint scanner, it's very fast
    02-12-2016 11:30 PM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I will say, to me, the iOS fingerprint scanner is very quick and responsive...
    02-13-2016 07:51 AM
  17. Devin Doucet's Avatar
    Okay, hang on a second. Are some members saying with the note 5, you DON'T need to press the home button, merely rest your finger on it, and it will scan\unlock?
    Yes, I wake the phone with the power button then unlock by lightly touching fingerprint scanner. Works almost every time as long as I place my finger correctly. No, it won't unlock without pressing if the screen is off
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    02-13-2016 08:27 AM
  18. kramer5150's Avatar
    My wife the other day was complaining about the FPS on her 6S+, which generally works fine for her. Only time she has trouble is when her fingertips are dry / callous, then the sensor has difficulty. She is a dentist and is always washing her hands and works with surgical gloves all the time. FWIW... I have had similar difficulty with the FPS on my LGV10, it too comes and goes depending on how dry my fingertips are. I program in my pinky fingers too, since they are less used.
    02-13-2016 09:56 AM
  19. tanson1011's Avatar
    Can't stand the way you have to unlock the phone to respond to a text message. A quick reply option would be great. Like the iPhone.
    02-16-2016 07:07 AM
  20. kcodya's Avatar
    Fingerprint scanner is way more accurate and speedy on Marshmallow.
    02-16-2016 08:42 AM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...albeit, secure, no?

    Can't stand the way you have to unlock the phone to respond to a text message. A quick reply option would be great. Like the iPhone.
    02-16-2016 04:09 PM
  22. tanson1011's Avatar
    Guess it's personal preference. I don't see any issue with having a quick reply option to a message you just received.
    02-16-2016 04:12 PM
  23. Devin Doucet's Avatar
    Can't stand the way you have to unlock the phone to respond to a text message. A quick reply option would be great. Like the iPhone.
    If you are on Verizon I think you can with message+
    02-16-2016 04:42 PM

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