1. axia55's Avatar
    The fingerprint scanner can be used to unlock the phone right? I have fingerprints setup and Screen lock type set to "Fingerprints", but when I press the power button to unlock, it doesn't unlock with my fingerprint and says "Swipe screen to unlock".

    What am I missing???
    04-08-2015 07:55 PM
  2. Travo79's Avatar
    Do you have any trusted devices or places set up? If so it bypasses the lockscreen protection and defaults to swipe as long as your device/location is connected.

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    04-08-2015 08:20 PM
  3. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Don't push the button, just rest your finger on it.

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    04-08-2015 08:23 PM
  4. axia55's Avatar
    Not that I know of, how would I check?
    04-08-2015 08:24 PM
  5. axia55's Avatar
    So a few times randomly it has asked for my fingerprint instead of swipe, but 95% of the time it says to swipe. So frustrating!
    04-08-2015 08:57 PM
  6. Ashish Manral's Avatar
    Same thing is happening with me. I've noticed that my phone always asks for fingerprint scan whenever it reboots. Otherwise, it's always swipe.
    04-09-2015 12:24 AM
  7. Chrisby78's Avatar
    I posted a similar thing yesterday and following this thread I can confirm that it is to do with trusted agents.

    Go into security and scroll all the way down to 'Trusted Agents' and try removing some of the options in here. For me it was 'Google Smart Lock' the one that automatically locks your phone if it's not on you.

    Disabling that option sorted my power button lock

    Hope this helps
    04-09-2015 01:49 AM
  8. axia55's Avatar
    The only trusted agent I have is the Google smart lock. I turned that off, rebooted and it asked for fingerprint after the reboot, but went right back to swipe after that.

    Grrrrrrrrr
    04-09-2015 06:21 AM
  9. Chrisby78's Avatar
    The only trusted agent I have is the Google smart lock. I turned that off, rebooted and it asked for fingerprint after the reboot, but went right back to swipe after that.

    Grrrrrrrrr
    Damn, that worked for mine...

    If you leave yours to timeout and lock, does it ask you for the fingerprint then?

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    04-09-2015 10:59 AM
  10. axia55's Avatar
    Nope. Ironically, when I pulled the phone out of my pocket just now it asked for my fingerprint, but I can't get it to do it again.
    04-09-2015 11:31 AM
  11. FloRidaSrt's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Lock screen and security>Secure lock settings>Secured lock time>Instantly with power key
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    04-09-2015 03:19 PM
  12. adelcastillo78's Avatar
    Is there a way to set up a pin as the fingerprint backup instead of a password?
    04-09-2015 10:10 PM
  13. dtblair24's Avatar
    Is there a way to set up a pin as the fingerprint backup instead of a password?
    Doesn't seem like it. Thought that was a bit odd as well
    04-09-2015 11:38 PM
  14. Jose D Galvan's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Lock screen and security>Secure lock settings>Secured lock time>Instantly with power key
    That did the trick. So now will the screen not ever lock on a timeout?
    04-14-2015 10:30 AM
  15. Travo79's Avatar
    If the display times out the phone should lock within 10 seconds. It may be a little more or less time, I can't remember the default time setting for locking the device after the screen times out. It will lock though....eventually.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-14-2015 10:41 AM
  16. acles003's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Lock screen and security>Secure lock settings>Secured lock time>Instantly with power key
    That worked! Thank you, it was driving me crazy.
    04-14-2015 04:37 PM

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