1. sam00's Avatar
    Ok so I love Samsung phones and I really want to buy the S8 plus but there really is one thing really bothering me. The fingerprint scanner being at back in an awkward position will force me to use either the iris scanner or facial recognition to unlock the phone however I always like to see my notifications on my lock screen before I unlock my phone. So how can you view your notifications whilst looking at your phone and not unlocking it?
    04-16-2017 05:16 PM
  2. jackash0912's Avatar
    if I remember correctly from the note 7, you have to swipe to unlock the phone no matter what method you use. So it'll still give you a home screen before the iris scanner.
    04-16-2017 06:25 PM
  3. icnmayhem's Avatar
    I really hated that part of the note 7. I wish you could not have the swipe.
    04-16-2017 07:19 PM
  4. miketko's Avatar
    Ok so I love Samsung phones and I really want to buy the S8 plus but there really is one thing really bothering me. The fingerprint scanner being at back in an awkward position will force me to use either the iris scanner or facial recognition to unlock the phone however I always like to see my notifications on my lock screen before I unlock my phone. So how can you view your notifications whilst looking at your phone and not unlocking it?
    I'm not sure if I understand your question correctly but can you not see the notifications with the always on display I'm pretty sure this is how it worked with the Note 7 and every other Android
    04-16-2017 07:29 PM
  5. sam00's Avatar
    I want to see my lock screen notifications without unlocking the phone. AOD doesn't give you a preview description of your notifications only numbers.
    04-16-2017 07:31 PM
  6. Dimeezy's Avatar
    How to view notifications when using iris scanner or facial unlock.-20170416_193033.jpg

    You have two options. The Always On Display (AOD) or you can press the home button
    04-16-2017 07:33 PM
  7. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    based on the manual for the s8 looks like you might be able to use the iris without out swiping up.
    How to view notifications when using iris scanner or facial unlock.-iris.jpg
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    04-16-2017 07:34 PM
  8. sam00's Avatar
    Like I said the AOD doesn't give me full preview notifications and pressing the home button will wake the phone and immediately unlock the phone when iris scanner is enabled. If the iris scanner works without swiping up again I won't be able to see the notifications.
    04-17-2017 01:44 PM

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