08-19-2017 12:23 PM
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  1. BlackZeppelin's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of YouTube videos of the defunct Note 7 that demonstrated the iris scanner working clearly with glasses. Despite the disclaimer from Samsung that it may not.

    Anyone else that can verify? I assume with the S8 phones that the iris scanner would have been improved by now over the Note 7.
    04-16-2017 05:08 PM
  2. aokusman1's Avatar
    Nobody has the phone yet. I've seen a guy with glasses unlock it on YouTube.
    04-16-2017 05:24 PM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Worked just fine on the Note 7 with glasses on.
    Had 2 Note 7's and both worked perfect with and without glasses.
    jackash0912 likes this.
    04-16-2017 05:30 PM
  4. gpatrick15's Avatar
    Had no issues whatsoever using the Note 7 Iris scanner with my glasses, so I doubt it becomes a problem now.
    04-16-2017 05:36 PM
  5. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    my note 7 was somewhat hit or miss when it came to working with glasses. well hit or miss is unfair, i would say it was 70/30.
    04-16-2017 06:18 PM
  6. icnmayhem's Avatar
    It worked fine for me on the note 7. It even worked with my tinted glasses. However, it was far slower than the fingerprint scanner, so I rarely used it.
    04-16-2017 07:21 PM
  7. Deke218's Avatar
    Iris scanner looses its appeal real quick. Never really got it to work consistently on 2 Note 7's.
    04-16-2017 09:21 PM
  8. Blackhwk77's Avatar
    Assuming it is the same as the note7 then I would say you will be just fine. It even worked through dark sunglasses.
    04-17-2017 12:28 PM
  9. daddyd302's Avatar
    I would assume it's the same one they used on the Note 7 and that one worked fine when I had my glasses on.
    04-17-2017 12:37 PM
  10. EMGSM's Avatar
    The manual states "For best results, remove eyeglasses and sunglasses" which suggests that it will works but might night always be as accurate.
    04-17-2017 03:25 PM
  11. TabGuy's Avatar
    I think it might depend on the type of glasses. On the Note 7 I could never get it to work with my glasses (progressive) while it worked every time when I took the glasses off.
    04-17-2017 04:27 PM
  12. papabutter's Avatar
    I could never get the one on the note 7 to work with my glasses. Hoping that its better this year.
    04-17-2017 06:11 PM
  13. chazglenn3's Avatar
    My Note 7 iris scanner worked fine with my glasses that I had at the time. My new glasses have the Crizal Prevencia coating on them that gives off a purple tint. I'm looking forward to seeing if this affects the iris scanner on my wife's S8+.
    04-17-2017 06:51 PM
  14. Ventura726's Avatar
    I just picked up my S8+ a few hours ago and the iris scanner works perfectly with my glasses on. I set it up in a brightly lit room with my glasses off and it has worked just as well in a dim room with just the light from the TV shining on my face. Seems better than I remember from the Note 7.
    04-18-2017 01:30 AM
  15. illdini's Avatar
    Other than maybe operating a motor vehicle (in which case you either shouldn't be using your phone anyway, or you should at least use it hands-free), why couldn't you just take your glasses off for 1-2 seconds when using iris scanning?
    04-18-2017 02:01 AM
  16. bembol's Avatar
    My Note 7 was 40% so I couldn't bother.

    I do prefer this method but I hope it does work with glasses even better if it does with sunglasses. LOL
    04-18-2017 02:32 AM
  17. Ventura726's Avatar
    My Note 7 was 40% so I couldn't bother.

    I do prefer this method but I hope it does work with glasses even better if it does with sunglasses. LOL
    I've had the phone for about 6 hours and I've used the iris scanner about 95% of the time already to unlock the phone. The S8+ is pretty tall so accessing the FPS is slightly awkward for me but I don't think it will be an issue with how well the iris scanner works.
    karmamule likes this.
    04-18-2017 03:16 AM
  18. SpookDroid's Avatar
    On the Note 7 in MY experience it didn't work well (both contacts and glasses seemed to throw it off), BUT if you watch Mr. Mobile's review of the S8 line, he even got them to work with sun glasses (but he does mention that it gets thrown off by bright sunlight, which makes sense if the sensor works with IR).
    04-18-2017 02:22 PM
  19. dannyboy374's Avatar
    I have polarized sunglasses, and as long as they aren't fully reflecting anything bright, it unlocks super fast. It caught me off guard, I was outside in the sun and checked my phone for the time and the screen unlocked. So I tried dozens of times and was able to get it to unlock with dark sunglasses as long as my face was in shadow. I could stare at it without it working when I had bright glare, and I slowly moved my hand to shield the direct sun from my face and as the shadow hit my sunglasses it immediately unlocked. Pretty good Iris scanner.
    05-08-2017 12:04 PM
  20. anon(607340)'s Avatar
    I find the iris scanner to be effective about 95% of the time. Less effective than it was on my Note 7, but still very reliable. Once it even worked when I was wearing my mirrored polarized Oakleys, surprised the hell out of me.
    05-08-2017 12:24 PM
  21. jamezr's Avatar
    For me the iris scanner works through my glasses about 95% of the time. It struggles to read through my sunglasses though :-)
    05-08-2017 12:30 PM
  22. Ageeb's Avatar
    I don't use the mask screen and have it fire immediately on display activation so my only issues is alignment of the scanner. Gets easier and easier the more you use memory.

    I set without glasses and use it with. Works perfect imo.
    05-08-2017 12:37 PM
  23. jdballard's Avatar
    Works great for me with my glasses. I have progressive lenses - not sure if that would make a difference or not. (Honestly, I would think that would make it less effective, but it works just fine with them.)
    05-08-2017 12:40 PM
  24. sangs's Avatar
    No problems here. Works with my regular glasses and my sunglasses.
    05-08-2017 12:48 PM
  25. omgitselaine's Avatar
    No issues whatsoever when I'm wearing either my glasses or contacts.
    05-08-2017 01:19 PM
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