1. CincyGuy's Avatar
    So I have become super annoyed by a tiny thing, which is the requirement to put in my password every morning when I first check my phone, or after not using it for at least 4 hours. I have face unlock set as well as fingerprint, but must put in the password every single morning. I tapped on the little more info one morning before I typed in my password, and it stated this was a security feature when using biometrics (face or fingerprint) on your phone. This was definitely not a requirement on my s10, so I'm guessing this is a new Samsung OneUI requirement?

    Anybody know if this can be disabled?
    03-25-2020 05:54 AM
  2. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    My S20 doesn't ask for this every 4 hours. It asks for the password every few days, just like my previous Samsung devices. You haven't been restarting your device, have you? It generally requires password or pattern after a restart.
    03-25-2020 05:59 AM
  3. Borgie's Avatar
    it explains everything in about unlocking with biometrics in settings. if you want to use face unlock then yes this is the way it is. You can turn off face unlock and use just fingerprint then you will only have to do it every 72 hours. Its the way it is. I suppose you could maybe root your phone and find something else to run it, I don't know. Its a small inconvenience to me, i'm not going to try and bypass it.
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    03-25-2020 06:04 AM
  4. Borgie's Avatar
    My S20 doesn't ask for this every 4 hours. It asks for the password every few days, just like my previous Samsung devices. You haven't been restarting your device, have you? It generally requires password or pattern after a restart.
    so you don't use face unlocking
    03-25-2020 06:05 AM
  5. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    so you don't use face unlocking
    Correct. I read too quickly and didn't notice he was using face unlock. My bad
    03-25-2020 06:19 AM
  6. CincyGuy's Avatar
    Thanks. Bummer!
    03-25-2020 08:37 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is your phone set to automatically restart every night? If so, that might be why it always prompts you for your backup password, since that's typical upon first usage after a cold boot. https://thecellguide.com/schedule-au...laxy-s20-13176
    03-25-2020 12:48 PM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    I posted on the other thread, face look every 24 hours, fingerprint every 72 hours. Its in disclaimer in security and biometric section.

    B. Diddy, Anastayja1 and CincyGuy like this.
    03-25-2020 01:32 PM

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