1. punk999's Avatar
    I like the fingerprint lock, but I was wondering what happens if someone makes too many fake attempts? I've heard it can delete the data of the phone? is this true? because that is a little concerning
    09-07-2014 01:05 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    No it just asks for the pin code instead. I think after 3 failed attempts.
    09-07-2014 01:08 PM
  3. srayjacobs's Avatar
    It makes you wait like 30 seconds before you can try again after 5 failed attempts , but the pattern lock screen says it will factory reset after 10 unsuccessful tries. The fingerprint make sure you enter in a PIN or password. I guess in case you needed someone else to unlock your phone. I do use the fingerprint lock at work, and I really like it. No way anyone can look over my shoulder and see my pin or password or pattern.
    09-07-2014 01:24 PM
  4. sirmaru's Avatar
    Over time the screen will get cluttered with dust and oils. That will change how one's fingerprint is perceived by the phone. Thus, they will fail over time.

    A PIN never fails that way.
    09-07-2014 01:49 PM
  5. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I don't think I could go back to putting in a pin/pattern/password. To quote Rene Ritchie from imore it makes me feel like an animal when I have to put in my pin on my ipad or ipod touch lol

    Posted from my S5
    09-07-2014 04:02 PM
  6. wcc7777777's Avatar
    You can always clean your screen by the way...
    thecomicbookandme likes this.
    09-07-2014 07:43 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Over time the screen will get cluttered with dust and oils. That will change how one's fingerprint is perceived by the phone. Thus, they will fail over time.

    A PIN never fails that way.
    The screen can then be cleaned . I clean mine daily.
    09-07-2014 09:01 PM
  8. jonebk12's Avatar
    You can always clean your screen by the way...
    Haha I was about to say the same thing. You may want to reevaluate your hygiene habits if you let your phone get so nasty on a regular basis that the fingerprint scanner stops working.
    wcc7777777 likes this.
    09-07-2014 09:30 PM

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