1. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    So, I've noticed lately after the AT&T update, when I use my fingerprint scanner to unlock, it opens my phome to a Chrome web page....anyone else experiencing this?, if so, any ideas on how to stop it?

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    05-19-2015 06:59 AM
  2. 20blks's Avatar
    I haven't experienced that issues. I updated last night
    05-19-2015 08:04 AM
  3. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I did the update yesterday, and my fingerprint scanner still just simply unlocks the phone, just like it always did.
    05-19-2015 08:40 AM
  4. dpomerance's Avatar
    I haven't seen that either.
    05-20-2015 06:26 AM
  5. titans30dude's Avatar
    Maybe you just forgot to close out chrome and then the phone locked and when you went to unlock the phone, chrome was there??
    05-20-2015 10:25 PM
  6. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I'm only mentioning this because somehow, something like this MIGHT be happening.

    I briefly had a Motorola Nexus 6 ... FANTASTIC phone, but too dang big ... and I wanted a fingerprint sensor, and LOVE the LED indicator light on the Samsung phones.

    Anyway, while I had the Nexus 6 - which runs bone-stock Android - I learned that if you swipe "right" across the screen to unlock it, it opens to the home screen ... if you swipe "up", it opens to the phone ... and if you swipe "left", it opens to the camera (ok, I admit I don't remember for certain if those are the proper directions for each of the actions, but you get the point).

    So, what I'm getting at is, I wonder if there is some overriding gesture thing going on with the OP's phone that is causing a certain swipe action to open the phone up to Chrome instead of just going to the home screen.

    Just trying to throw out ideas for brainstorming ...
    05-20-2015 10:31 PM
  7. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    Maybe you just forgot to close out chrome and then the phone locked and when you went to unlock the phone, chrome was there??
    Thanks for that tip. To see if this was the issue, I did some testing. Each time before locking my phone, I went to multitasker and conducted a close all...out of 5 tries, two of them unlocked direct to Chrome.

    Thank you so much for the idea though, I appreciate it.
    05-21-2015 06:43 AM
  8. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    I'm only mentioning this because somehow, something like this MIGHT be happening.

    I briefly had a Motorola Nexus 6 ... FANTASTIC phone, but too dang big ... and I wanted a fingerprint sensor, and LOVE the LED indicator light on the Samsung phones.

    Anyway, while I had the Nexus 6 - which runs bone-stock Android - I learned that if you swipe "right" across the screen to unlock it, it opens to the home screen ... if you swipe "up", it opens to the phone ... and if you swipe "left", it opens to the camera (ok, I admit I don't remember for certain if those are the proper directions for each of the actions, but you get the point).

    So, what I'm getting at is, I wonder if there is some overriding gesture thing going on with the OP's phone that is causing a certain swipe action to open the phone up to Chrome instead of just going to the home screen.

    Just trying to throw out ideas for brainstorming ...
    Great idea. I will check it out. I use Nova Launcher, check all the Gestures there, found nothing so far, but I will keep digging.

    Thanks very much for your advice.
    05-21-2015 06:44 AM
  9. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    Well, I've checked everything I could. Now its not limited to just chrome. It will.open to alarm clock, MLB app...and a few others.

    Its very intermittent, and frustrating.

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    05-23-2015 12:32 PM
  10. 20blks's Avatar
    Are you using a 3rd party launcher?
    05-23-2015 04:28 PM
  11. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    Yes, Nova. I have no gestures set

    I am beginning to think its my tempered glass protector. I turned off fnher print and am using swipe unlock, and it is still happening.

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    05-23-2015 05:39 PM
  12. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Yes, Nova. I have no gestures set

    I am beginning to think its my tempered glass protector. I turned off fnher print and am using swipe unlock, and it is still happening.

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    good thinking ... it may very well be the protector.
    05-23-2015 05:57 PM
  13. ahdeveloper's Avatar
    good idea but not seen yet
    06-23-2015 06:30 AM
  14. Pona's Avatar
    It happens to me too!! It's strangely satisfying to see that I'm not the only one with this issue, which is rare to find and hard to describe (so, very difficult to google).

    It's been happenning ever since I bought it, a few months ago, and after dealing with it for some time I've had time to analyze the problem. It's not that it launches apps, but it seems to be performing taps on the screen while the phone is locked. I say this because in case I lock the phone inside an app, say, Twitter, just to give an example, instead of while being in the home screen, I find that I've misteriously retweeted something after unlocking via fingerprint. And if I was on the home screen before locking, I find that I've launched an app before unlocking, even though that would seem impossible.

    So the behaviour would be as if the phone was buffering screen taps while locked, and performing them right after locking. I tried several times to touch on purpose somewhere in the screen and see if the app that was in that point gets launched, but to no avail.

    I'm starting to suspect it's because of the launcher, 'cause I'm using Nova Launcher too. Will try to change it later to see if it helps.

    The phone is the S6 non edge, and the OS is Android 5.0.2, Samsung carrier-free ROM, not rooted.
    07-08-2015 11:28 AM
  15. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    It happens to me too!! It's strangely satisfying to see that I'm not the only one with this issue, which is rare to find and hard to describe (so, very difficult to google).

    It's been happenning ever since I bought it, a few months ago, and after dealing with it for some time I've had time to analyze the problem. It's not that it launches apps, but it seems to be performing taps on the screen while the phone is locked. I say this because in case I lock the phone inside an app, say, Twitter, just to give an example, instead of while being in the home screen, I find that I've misteriously retweeted something after unlocking via fingerprint. And if I was on the home screen before locking, I find that I've launched an app before unlocking, even though that would seem impossible.

    So the behaviour would be as if the phone was buffering screen taps while locked, and performing them right after locking. I tried several times to touch on purpose somewhere in the screen and see if the app that was in that point gets launched, but to no avail.

    I'm starting to suspect it's because of the launcher, 'cause I'm using Nova Launcher too. Will try to change it later to see if it helps.

    The phone is the S6 non edge, and the OS is Android 5.0.2, Samsung carrier-free ROM, not rooted.
    This 100% an incompatibility issue between nova and the s6. I have gone back to my HTC M8 and nova is running flawlessly....

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    09-27-2015 10:19 PM
  16. Pona's Avatar
    Yep, tried using TouchWiz again for a while, and didn't encounter this error. It's a shame because Nova is the best launcher I've tried, but this bug sets it back a few steps.

    I'll report this to Nova, hopefully they'll solve it in due time.
    09-28-2015 07:57 AM
  17. AndySG's Avatar
    When I use a 3rd party launcher on my S6, it sometimes opens an app or page (browser, app drawer, folder, or some app) when I unlock it using the fingerprint sensor. It occurs intermittently.

    We are not alone, I've read many others having the same problem, even those using pattern unlock but with a 3rd party launcher.

    I've gone back to using Touchwiz and have had no problems so far.
    09-28-2015 08:06 AM
  18. Mike McQuaid's Avatar
    Just updated to Niva Launcher 4.1.0, been messing with my phone for about the last 45 minutes or so and it looks (so far) as though this issue is gone. I'll continue to play around and update if the issue rears its ugly head again.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-02-2015 07:43 PM
  19. jfs101's Avatar
    I started to get this problem after a recent OS update. I'm using Nova, but rather have the problem than going back to TouchWiz!

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    03-09-2016 07:55 AM

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