1. mnphoneguy1's Avatar
    So i have fingerprint setup, but every time i restart or turn my phone off/on i requires me to put my password in first. Shouldn't it just default to my fingerprint? If i turn the screen off and on again it requires my fingerprint.
    03-09-2016 11:11 PM
  2. bhatech's Avatar
    So i have fingerprint setup, but every time i restart or turn my phone off/on i requires me to put my password in first. Shouldn't it just default to my fingerprint? If i turn the screen off and on again it requires my fingerprint.
    Think it's some kind of security feature, it's the same on iPhones or other android phones like 6p.
    03-09-2016 11:17 PM
  3. mnphoneguy1's Avatar
    Think it's some kind of security feature, it's the same on iPhones or other android phones like 6p.
    Thanks, it is just weird because my S6 didn't have it. So you have it on yours?
    03-09-2016 11:20 PM
  4. gnahc79's Avatar
    it's a feature. Maybe because law enforcement could make you unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but not with a passcode.

    Virginia judge: Police can demand a suspect unlock a phone with a fingerprint | Ars Technica
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    03-09-2016 11:21 PM
  5. bhatech's Avatar
    Thanks, it is just weird because my S6 didn't have it. So you have it on yours?
    Yes it will be like that on all S7 and probably 99% of phones.
    03-09-2016 11:44 PM
  6. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    You can thank encryption for that. Fingerprint scanner can't access your scans until you enter a password to boot the bad boy up. Personally I like it.
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    03-10-2016 01:50 AM
  7. GeorgeCorazzini's Avatar
    I'd be filing a suit through the ACLU in a heartbeat!

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    04-05-2016 01:43 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    All phones that have a FP scanner (to my knowledge) require the PW on boot... After that it will use the FingerPrint Scanner.
    04-05-2016 01:57 PM
  9. kjjb0204's Avatar
    All phones that have a FP scanner (to my knowledge) require the PW on boot... After that it will use the FingerPrint Scanner.
    It's an option in settings called Secure Start-up.

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    04-05-2016 02:14 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's an option in settings called Secure Start-up.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I know that one but even if you have that set to "Do not require" it will still require the pin or PW once it gets to the lock screen before the FP scanner will take hold.

    The one you set within Secure Start-Up simply requires PIN before it even gets into booting Android so it is another layer of protection.
    04-05-2016 02:29 PM
  11. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I know that one but even if you have that set to "Do not require" it will still require the pin or PW once it gets to the lock screen before the FP scanner will take hold.

    The one you set within Secure Start-Up simply requires PIN before it even gets into booting Android so it is another layer of protection.
    Ah so really two levels though the same pin.

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    04-05-2016 02:32 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ah so really two levels though the same pin.

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    Yep. Such as I keep the Secure Start-Up on so I have to enter my PIN 2x on reboot .. But after that the FP scanner takes hold. It shouldn't be too much of an issue unless someone reboots a lot.
    04-05-2016 02:37 PM
  13. TJA3500's Avatar
    It started with Marshmallow
    04-07-2016 10:01 PM
  14. TheIowaKid's Avatar
    Anyway to remotely unlock the phone with this? My screen crashed and because if this stupid feature I cannot back the phone up.
    05-24-2016 06:24 PM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    Anyway to remotely unlock the phone with this? My screen crashed and because if this stupid feature I cannot back the phone up.
    Why can't you? Can't enter the password?
    05-24-2016 08:10 PM
  16. TheIowaKid's Avatar
    Why can't you? Can't enter the password?
    The LCD is broken inside the phone so all i see is black. The capacitive buttons light up and i get notifications, as well as them on my Moto 360. Im sending it in for repair but they said they will factory reset it no matter what. I have some messages and pictures in those messages from a dear friend that I didnt want to lose. I confirmed with someone that i could use an OTG cable and a keyboard to type it in so i order one from Amazon, it arrives tomorrow. Hopefully it works.
    05-25-2016 03:22 PM
  17. chanchan05's Avatar
    Push Samsung SideSync from Play Store to your phone, then get the SideSync for your PC. Plug the phone in. You can make the phone screen appear on your PC screen and unlock it that way. This doesn't need debugging, but it does need your phone connected to internet for pushing the app.
    05-25-2016 04:54 PM
  18. MisterEd51's Avatar
    Push Samsung SideSync from Play Store to your phone, then get the SideSync for your PC. Plug the phone in. You can make the phone screen appear on your PC screen and unlock it that way. This doesn't need debugging, but it does need your phone connected to internet for pushing the app.
    That will work if SideSync is already on the phone. If not then you have to first unlock the phone in order to download and install SideSync. Even unlocked that will be kind of hard without a display to navigate the phone.
    05-27-2016 01:32 AM
  19. MisterEd51's Avatar
    The LCD is broken inside the phone so all i see is black. The capacitive buttons light up and i get notifications, as well as them on my Moto 360. Im sending it in for repair but they said they will factory reset it no matter what. I have some messages and pictures in those messages from a dear friend that I didnt want to lose. I confirmed with someone that i could use an OTG cable and a keyboard to type it in so i order one from Amazon, it arrives tomorrow. Hopefully it works.
    I used the OTG adapter that comes with the S7 and plugged in a USB keyboard. It worked.
    To unlock the phone with a PIN:
    * Hit a key on the keyboard to wake up the phone
    * Wait maybe a half second for the PIN entry dialog to come up
    * Enter the numeric PIN
    * Hit the Enter key
    The trick was knowing when the S7 was ready to start entering the PIN. Starting too soon and the PIN was not entered and waiting too long caused the S7 to go back to sleep.

    You can then use the S7's USB cable to connect it to a PC. The S7's storage will show up on the PC. You can copy files from the S7 to the PC.

    For example on my PC the S7 shows up as a Portable Device called SAMSUNG-SM-930A.
    Note this device will appear empty unless the S7 is unlocked.
    05-27-2016 01:54 AM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    That will work if SideSync is already on the phone. If not then you have to first unlock the phone in order to download and install SideSync. Even unlocked that will be kind of hard without a display to navigate the phone.
    Nope. As long as the phone is connected to the internet you don't even need to touch it to install apps. Just go to Play Store on your PC browser, login with the same Google account as you have on your phone. Click install. The phone will automatically download the app without you touching it at all. This feature has been on all Android phones since like 2.3 Gingerbread at least.
    05-27-2016 05:13 AM
  21. MisterEd51's Avatar
    Nope. As long as the phone is connected to the internet you don't even need to touch it to install apps. Just go to Play Store on your PC browser, login with the same Google account as you have on your phone. Click install. The phone will automatically download the app without you touching it at all. This feature has been on all Android phones since like 2.3 Gingerbread at least.
    Yes I see now that you can do that. I just tried that but there is still a problem. SideSync installation starts on the phone but stops at the Settings screen. Once you select Settings you then select permissions. You then have to enable the required permissions before SideSync on the S7 will allow SideSync on the PC to control it. How do you get around that?
    05-27-2016 10:55 AM
  22. mthayyil's Avatar
    Probably a little late on this post but I just wanted to say that I had an S6 Edge and was required to enter the password when the phone was restarted so i'm not sure how you didn't have too on your S6.
    08-25-2016 08:37 AM

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