10-15-2015 01:36 PM
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  1. Thiscrapsucks35's Avatar
    I am so tired of the fingerprint scanner on this phone.

    It rarely reads my thumb the first time. I have re-done it for my thumb dozens of times. When re-adding my thumb, I always place my thumb the same way that I do when I unlock it. I have tried adding my thumb to 2 fingerprint slots. No dice.

    I have to place my thumb on the scanner like 3-5 times before it reads my thumb.

    WHY?

    Anyone else have any feedback on this? It's very frustrating.

    FYI, it doesn't seem to be as bad for my index finger, but it's not perfect for that one either.
    05-05-2015 08:18 AM
  2. allipki's Avatar
    I have same issues, deleted and added fingerprints multiple times, still have to play around every time.
    05-05-2015 08:20 AM
  3. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    In had the same issue...I deleted the current finger print abs set it back up, but, this time I would move my thumb slightly each time through out the set up process to make sure all of my thumb was registered..I have had hardly any issues since then. And usually, when it does fail, it's my fault because I have placed my thumb totally wrong.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-05-2015 08:23 AM
  4. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Because your finger is round and the scanner rectangle
    BobR1908 and bembol like this.
    05-05-2015 08:45 AM
  5. Karin Fletcher's Avatar
    I can't do it either despite many tries! Now I just swipe and forget the fingerprint!
    05-05-2015 08:52 AM
  6. Thiscrapsucks35's Avatar
    Because your finger is round and the scanner rectangle
    I have an iPhone for work. It's fingerprint scanner ALWAYS reads my thumb 100% of the time without fail.

    Even though it was annoying, the fingerprint scanner method on the S5 was more reliable than it is on the S6. :-(
    05-05-2015 09:04 AM
  7. shadow82x's Avatar
    It took me a few attempts/rescanning of my fingerprint but mine works 99% of the time. Haven't had any real issues here. When I used the iPhone 5s it only worked 95% of the time.
    05-05-2015 09:08 AM
  8. jaltman's Avatar
    Mine works everytime. When setting move your thumb around some. Rotate it a bit.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    anon(9146492) and astoriacub like this.
    05-05-2015 09:32 AM
  9. EMY92's Avatar
    I have no issues, I made sure to move my thumb around when doing the set up so the entire print was stored. I was wondering if the fingerprint lock was working because I had no issues, that is until I tried a finger that I didn't input.
    05-05-2015 10:00 AM
  10. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Mine works fine. No issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-05-2015 10:05 AM
  11. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I read where someone set up two fingers but it was actually the same finger for both. He said it now works like everytime.
    05-05-2015 10:32 AM
  12. Thanian's Avatar
    I set it up to use both my thumbs and my right index finger. Each time I scan my prints for each set up, I scan them slightly different, from different angles. Works 100% of the time unless it was my fault by not fully covering the button. Also I had issues early on as I kept pressing the button instead of just resting it on top.
    05-05-2015 12:57 PM
  13. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I have an iPhone for work. It's fingerprint scanner ALWAYS reads my thumb 100% of the time without fail.

    Even though it was annoying, the fingerprint scanner method on the S5 was more reliable than it is on the S6. :-(
    My Iphone 6+ scanner works everytime
    05-05-2015 01:25 PM
  14. ibuyufo's Avatar
    My fingerprint scanner works fine too.
    05-05-2015 02:00 PM
  15. orangemartini's Avatar
    Mine also works great. One thing I have noticed, I need to put the center of my thumb (that place where my thumbprint "swirl" comes to the center) on the home button. I had trouble when I was using more the top half of my thumbprint. Once I got used to this, it works great every time. I can do this from any angle (sideways or straight on) and it works great.
    05-05-2015 02:05 PM
  16. Flavio76's Avatar
    On setup you have to scan many many times until hit 100%.
    I setup 3 fingers. ..all then work flawless. Really! Left and right thumb and right indicator
    I can make it work only holding with left hand. ..it surprise me someone saying it not works well.
    05-05-2015 07:49 PM
  17. Siendorf's Avatar
    I have a had my finger print set the while time. Haven't had a issue. When setting up move finger or thumb around in some angles you would use to lock. Also I found out more than 1 print takes a lil longer to unlock. 1 print and it's instant. But having left and right thumb works wonders.

    Posted via the Android Central App on S6 Edge
    05-05-2015 08:42 PM
  18. Gea-T's Avatar
    All the answers above are good. I just wanted to add that during setup place your finger(thumb) straight on the home button lift off turn the thumb to the right place on, lift off than turn left, place on. Make sure your whole thumb print gets scan, the tip, right side, left side, the middle.
    Straight on, lift off turn to the right place on, lift off turn to the left place on again. I have no issues when setup like this
    05-05-2015 08:44 PM
  19. bembol's Avatar
    Because your finger is round and the scanner rectangle
    This.

    Like I said it's not like Apple's Touch ID but night & day when compared to last years. I'm at 90-95 percent.

    SHIFT_sixty four s6 edge
    05-05-2015 10:50 PM
  20. mountainman's Avatar
    In general I don't like lock screen security. I hit home button, swipe screen, and I'm in biz
    05-05-2015 10:58 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    It works about 99% for me. About the same success rate as my old 6p. I agree that the iPhone solution is better, but placing the finger horizontally helps a lot. I wrote some tips here

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

    Sent from my Pearly White Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    05-05-2015 11:48 PM
  22. Rohith K's Avatar
    I had issues initially, but rescaned the thumb by tilting to all sides and now its fine.
    05-06-2015 01:22 AM
  23. katmandoo122's Avatar
    24 hours in and I have a better success rate than iPhone users. The only time it fails is when the screen times out before I put my thumb on it (time out is very short because I have power saving on all the time).

    I also downloaded FingerSecurity from Google Play and use that on a dozen apps and basically never fail. Every once in a long while, my left thumb fails due to an awkward way I am holding it (I'm right handed).

    So, I probably use the scanner well over 20 to 50 times an hour and fail a couple times a day except for user errors.
    Flavio76 and Solomon Taiwo1 like this.
    05-07-2015 12:30 PM
  24. chillibowl's Avatar
    having the same problem too. great suggestion about adding multiple imprints for the same finger as a work around. thanks!
    05-07-2015 12:39 PM
  25. lindseybp's Avatar
    Mine is amazingly fast and accurate. I'm pretty amazed by it actually.
    katmandoo122 likes this.
    05-07-2015 10:58 PM
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