11-13-2017 04:42 AM
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  1. aldo82's Avatar
    Ignoring placement, how do you find the reliability of the fingerprint scanner? I'm almost 2 weeks in with my note 8 and found it brilliant for the first week. But ever since then it's been inconsistent at times, sometimes not working at all. I've tried having an additional scan of my 2 index fingers which seems to help at first but then later the same problems.

    I came from a s7 edge and going the scanner poor on that but then the skin on my thumb isn't that great so I put it down to that. My index fingers are much better so was really pleased when it was flawless for the first week. I just don't know what changed?

    I'm using smart lock now which gets round the problem but if I ever have to use Samsung pay I want to know it's reliable
    11-09-2017 07:24 AM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    mine works fine, take a little more precise touch with the new case I put yesterday but still good
    11-09-2017 07:30 AM
  3. FeinP1118's Avatar
    If you can find it, it's good ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Ca_lvn likes this.
    11-09-2017 07:32 AM
  4. daves221's Avatar
    excellent, and I've found it very easy to use to unlock the phone when taking it out of my pocket.. surprised by how easy it is to use the placement.
    11-09-2017 07:53 AM
  5. Climb14er's Avatar
    My Note 8 has a FPS? Could have fooled me! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    11-09-2017 07:55 AM
  6. billykac's Avatar
    Works well when my skin cooperates. Really dry skin thwarts all fingerprint readers for me.

    Iris scanning is amazing on the N8. It's the perfect alternative.
    daves221 likes this.
    11-09-2017 08:03 AM
  7. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Usable but not superb, sometimes need a few tries to place my finger accurately
    kixfan likes this.
    11-09-2017 08:34 AM
  8. donm527's Avatar
    Not as good as my iPhone 6s I was using previously. That's my reference point.

    For me it may work 10-12 time in a row, then out of nowhere it won't and you press a few times in succession before it takes it. Kind of goes in a pattern that it will usually be ok for a while and then not.

    So I guess works about 80%?

    It almost seems like the FPS is just not reading at times like it's hung up. Because how do you go 10-12 times fairly consistently and then out of blue doesn't and then after tapping 2 or 3 times it let's you in.

    Iris has worked more consistently for me than FPS on the Note but continue to try to go back and forth depending on the situation.
    11-09-2017 08:37 AM
  9. reinbeau's Avatar
    I've been using it since September 6 (got mine early) and it's reliable as heck.
    11-09-2017 08:42 AM
  10. anon(9947084)'s Avatar
    It's flawless. Register your finger placement at different angles and there are no hiccups.
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    11-09-2017 08:43 AM
  11. aldo82's Avatar
    Not as good as my iPhone 6s I was using previously. That's my reference point.

    For me it may work 10-12 time in a row, then out of nowhere it won't and you press a few times in succession before it takes it. Kind of goes in a pattern that it will usually be ok for a while and then not.

    So I guess works about 80%?

    It almost seems like the FPS is just not reading at times like it's hung up. Because how do you go 10-12 times fairly consistently and then out of blue doesn't and then after tapping 2 or 3 times it let's you in.

    Iris has worked more consistently for me than FPS on the Note but continue to try to go back and forth depending on the situation.
    Interesting comment. That's sometimes how I feel. It works so well then suddenly doesn't and it's almost the sensor isn't waking up or something
    11-09-2017 08:51 AM
  12. aldo82's Avatar
    for those mentioning iris, do you find it works when walking along or in dim or dark enciormnets? in some light I've found it excellent but also find it slow or not working at all at times. I wear contact lenses though so not sure if that's the reason
    11-09-2017 08:52 AM
  13. donm527's Avatar
    I've been lucky. Indoors or out... bright outside with sun to my backor in my face... or in darkness in bed in the middle of the night... wearing prescription glasses or not (rimless glasses)... I even noticed laying in bed in dark and eyes in not framed in the circles at something like 30+ degree angle and it unlocks consistently at first glance.

    for those mentioning iris, do you find it works when walking along or in dim or dark enciormnets? in some light I've found it excellent but also find it slow or not working at all at times. I wear contact lenses though so not sure if that's the reason
    11-09-2017 09:04 AM
  14. jeetu4444's Avatar
    it's only the 2nd day...it works 95% of the time.....thou I was shocked how fast iris scanner is ...still getting use to finger print placement
    11-09-2017 09:37 AM
  15. srvctec's Avatar
    for those mentioning iris, do you find it works when walking along or in dim or dark enciormnets? in some light I've found it excellent but also find it slow or not working at all at times. I wear contact lenses though so not sure if that's the reason
    Wait, what? This thread is referring to the finger print sensor.

    My fps works fantastic. Probably about a 97-98% success rate. As mentioned above, register your finger(s) at different angles so you're covered.
    11-09-2017 09:52 AM
  16. donm527's Avatar
    I've done that (one profile inputting fingerprint 180 degrees). Also stored registered the same finger multiple times.

    Wait, what? This thread is referring to the finger print sensor.

    My fps works fantastic. Probably about a 97-98% success rate. As mentioned above, register your finger(s) at different angles so you're covered.
    11-09-2017 09:55 AM
  17. woodeka's Avatar
    My Finger Print scanner works perfectly. So does my headphone jack!
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    11-09-2017 11:46 AM
  18. daves221's Avatar
    also, I registered one finger from each hand so I have some choices
    reinbeau likes this.
    11-09-2017 11:48 AM
  19. frankenhooker's Avatar
    I've never had it fail and coming from an honor 8 I'm kind of used to the placement, so no problems here. Prefer the iris scanner though.
    11-09-2017 11:49 AM
  20. Jewels81's Avatar
    No problems here
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    11-09-2017 09:34 PM
  21. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Its the best finger print scanner I've ever used on a Samsung phone. In the past I've always disabled them on samsung phones because they would keep failing and then I'd get locked out for 30 seconds. I haven't had any problems this time round despite its placemet.
    11-10-2017 02:57 AM
  22. JPR45's Avatar
    Ignoring placement, how do you find the reliability of the fingerprint scanner? I'm almost 2 weeks in with my note 8 and found it brilliant for the first week. But ever since then it's been inconsistent at times, sometimes not working at all. I've tried having an additional scan of my 2 index fingers which seems to help at first but then later the same problems.

    I came from a s7 edge and going the scanner poor on that but then the skin on my thumb isn't that great so I put it down to that. My index fingers are much better so was really pleased when it was flawless for the first week. I just don't know what changed?

    I'm using smart lock now which gets round the problem but if I ever have to use Samsung pay I want to know it's reliable
    After close to two months with the note 8, I find at the end of the day that the fingerprint scanner window has accumulated enough oil from my fingers that it can be inconsistent, sometimes taking three attempts to unlock. After cleaning the window it works perfectly. I do find it interesting that using the samsung pay app, the scanner always works for me, makes me wonder if there are different levels of sensitivity.
    11-11-2017 07:23 AM
  23. Rjl786's Avatar
    Better than my iPhone 7 Plus. On the 7, I was having to reset my print about once per week. I set it on my Note 8 and it has been fast and spot-on for six weeks.
    11-11-2017 07:29 PM
  24. brothamoveson's Avatar
    Works great for me no issues.
    11-11-2017 10:06 PM
  25. jhimmel's Avatar
    Hate it - rarely bother trying to use it any more.
    11-12-2017 08:35 AM
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