1. markwasley's Avatar
    My fingerprint recognition stopped working (it hasn't stopped working altogether; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't) on my Samsung Galaxy S6 4G about a month ago. One of two things happens: either I need to keep trying to swipe my fingerprint for up to a dozen times before it finally works OR my phone asks me for my backup password.

    Apparently this is a very common problem. Does anyone know of a solution to this problem that does NOT involve doing a factory reset?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2016 04:46 AM
  2. NeilCBennett's Avatar
    When you say swipe, are you actuallt swiping rather than placing and hold your finger steady - the scanner tech changed from the s5 to the s6 - s5 was a wipe action, s6 is a place and wait. So dont swipe to register or activate the scanner.
    TimmE likes this.
    01-06-2016 04:55 AM
  3. jaltman's Avatar
    I have actually found that washing my hands makes a difference.
    01-06-2016 06:10 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Mod Note, Cleaned up a post. I understand that the op is frustrated with his problem, but people are only trying to help. In any event,as a reminder, please follow the PUPPAH

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-06-2016 10:59 AM
  5. TimmE's Avatar
    Delete and save your fingerprints again. Sometimes my fingers get nicked up and that seems to help.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2016 05:06 PM
  6. NeilCBennett's Avatar
    Interesting response. You specifically said swipe in your post, and given changes in the scanner operation from s5 to S6 I thought I would check. No patronising here, just thought it might help you. Hope you find a solution.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2016 05:16 PM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have you tried rebooting the device? Or clearing the cache data in settings>storage?
    01-06-2016 05:47 PM
  8. markwasley's Avatar
    Yes to both.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-06-2016 07:43 PM

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