1. ray_tracer's Avatar
    I had to get a newer phone because some apps stopped working on my Galaxy S4. Really wanted a new Note 9 but prices were beyond what I wanted to pay.

    Looked at prices for used phones on craigslist. Found one wanting $450 for a 512gb unlocked Note 9. I offered him $400 and he accepted.

    This phone is amazing! Coming from an S4, it's a huge upgrade. I thought at the time the 5 inch screen was tad bit too large, and now using the Note 9, my old phone seems so tiny. lol.

    The S-pen is the reason I wanted the Note 9 (among other reasons). Admittedly I don't use it all that often, but the times I do use it, I'm so happy I have it.

    512gb storage, I can't imagine I'll ever come close to using all of it.

    Fingerprint unlock rarely works, sadly. Maybe I didn't set it up right.
    07-03-2019 06:48 PM
  2. gendo667's Avatar
    I had to get a newer phone because some apps stopped working on my Galaxy S4. Really wanted a new Note 9 but prices were beyond what I wanted to pay.

    Looked at prices for used phones on craigslist. Found one wanting $450 for a 512gb unlocked Note 9. I offered him $400 and he accepted.

    This phone is amazing! Coming from an S4, it's a huge upgrade. I thought at the time the 5 inch screen was tad bit too large, and now using the Note 9, my old phone seems so tiny. lol.

    The S-pen is the reason I wanted the Note 9 (among other reasons). Admittedly I don't use it all that often, but the times I do use it, I'm so happy I have it.

    512gb storage, I can't imagine I'll ever come close to using all of it.

    Fingerprint unlock rarely works, sadly. Maybe I didn't set it up right.
    Yeah, register that fingerprint more than once. Might help. Or, I don't know if you factory reset, but that might help as well.

    Congrats on the Note 9. I'm sure it's a huge upgrade coming from the S4.
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    07-03-2019 06:53 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I had to get a newer phone because some apps stopped working on my Galaxy S4. Really wanted a new Note 9 but prices were beyond what I wanted to pay.

    Looked at prices for used phones on craigslist. Found one wanting $450 for a 512gb unlocked Note 9. I offered him $400 and he accepted.

    This phone is amazing! Coming from an S4, it's a huge upgrade. I thought at the time the 5 inch screen was tad bit too large, and now using the Note 9, my old phone seems so tiny. lol.

    The S-pen is the reason I wanted the Note 9 (among other reasons). Admittedly I don't use it all that often, but the times I do use it, I'm so happy I have it.

    512gb storage, I can't imagine I'll ever come close to using all of it.

    Fingerprint unlock rarely works, sadly. Maybe I didn't set it up right.
    Congrats on the Note 9, love mine great phone . Good price for the bigger storage and 8gb ram
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    07-03-2019 07:02 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    Don't follow the instructions of swiping your finger across the scanner. Press to scan, then lift and let it scan a different area of the finger.
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    07-03-2019 10:35 PM
  5. quadtronix's Avatar
    Congrats on the new phone!! I love my Note 9... great choice!!!
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    07-04-2019 08:48 AM
  6. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Don't follow the instructions of swiping your finger across the scanner. Press to scan, then lift and let it scan a different area of the finger.
    I hadn't even noticed that the fingerprint registration instructions stated to swipe.
    07-04-2019 09:44 AM
  7. ray_tracer's Avatar
    Don't follow the instructions of swiping your finger across the scanner. Press to scan, then lift and let it scan a different area of the finger.
    Holy crap, it's working now, every time! I had given up on this fingerprint to unlock feature. Thank you so much!!

    Yeah, register that fingerprint more than once. Might help. Or, I don't know if you factory reset, but that might help as well.

    Congrats on the Note 9. I'm sure it's a huge upgrade coming from the S4.
    Thanks. I had previously done all of that with not much luck. Thankfully after following chanchan's tip, it's working now. Yup, huge upgrade. There's still a ton of features I haven't even begun to use yet.

    Congrats on the Note 9, love mine great phone . Good price for the bigger storage and 8gb ram
    Thanks. Agreed, great phone.

    Congrats on the new phone!! I love my Note 9... great choice!!!
    Thanks. Love mine too. When the time comes to get my next phone, it surely will be a Note.
    07-04-2019 09:47 AM
  8. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I had to get a newer phone because some apps stopped working on my Galaxy S4. Really wanted a new Note 9 but prices were beyond what I wanted to pay.

    Looked at prices for used phones on craigslist. Found one wanting $450 for a 512gb unlocked Note 9. I offered him $400 and he accepted.

    This phone is amazing! Coming from an S4, it's a huge upgrade. I thought at the time the 5 inch screen was tad bit too large, and now using the Note 9, my old phone seems so tiny. lol.

    The S-pen is the reason I wanted the Note 9 (among other reasons). Admittedly I don't use it all that often, but the times I do use it, I'm so happy I have it.

    512gb storage, I can't imagine I'll ever come close to using all of it.

    Fingerprint unlock rarely works, sadly. Maybe I didn't set it up right.
    That's a smoking deal on the big one!
    Maybe too good, but I guess since you got it activated, it's not hot, or at least the owner doesn't yet know it's gone. ;-)

    Try cleaning the fingerprint sensor with alcohol. Actually, the entire phone, if you haven't already.
    07-04-2019 09:51 AM
  9. ray_tracer's Avatar
    That's a smoking deal on the big one!
    Maybe too good, but I guess since you got it activated, it's not hot, or at least the owner doesn't yet know it's gone. ;-)

    Try cleaning the fingerprint sensor with alcohol. Actually, the entire phone, if you haven't already.
    The seller agreed to meet up at a Tmobile store. The phone was checked to see if everything was ok, it was and then I handed him the cash.

    I was really nervous about buying a used phone, but thankfully the phone is in good shape. The fingerprint scanner was the only issue I had, but chanchan's comment above solved that issue.
    07-04-2019 06:23 PM
  10. chanchan05's Avatar
    Holy crap, it's working now, every time! I had given up on this fingerprint to unlock feature. Thank you so much!!
    Lol yeah. The idea behind swiping was to let the scanner scan your entire fingerprint in one movement. The problem with that is sometimes people swipe too slow or too fast than what the scanner reads.

    I don't really get why they changed the instructions. Maybe to highlight how faster the scanner is. The instructions I gave you is how they used to give on the S7 Edge. Lol.
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    07-04-2019 10:53 PM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    Fortunately I never read directions so I did it "right" the first time by accident!
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    07-05-2019 12:55 PM

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