View Poll Results: How do you unlock your phone?

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  • Iris Scanner

    13 28.26%
  • Face Unlock

    5 10.87%
  • Fingerprint

    21 45.65%
  • Pin/Passcode/Pattern

    3 6.52%
  • Swipe to Unlock (No Password)

    4 8.70%
04-27-2017 05:46 PM
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  1. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    Set up Smart unlock (have a Bluetooth device/home location/smart watch etc as a trusted device) so you don't need the fingerprint sensor or pin code etc to unlock the phone. I have Always On Display on and always show the home button. So when the phone is locked I just double tap on the virtual home button then swipe anywhere and the phone unlocks. It works great and is almost identical to my Lumia 950 xl or old LG G5.
    Ok, so it's not double tap anywhere, that is what she was missing. But thanks for the quick response.
    04-25-2017 05:42 AM
  2. dov1978's Avatar
    No. You have to double tap on the home button but can swipe anywhere after that.

    The thing that kind of annoys me knowing this is that the s8 is clearly capable of normal Double Tap To Wake so I wish Samsung implement it.
    04-25-2017 05:49 AM
  3. frellingfrakker's Avatar
    Iris scanner works great for me. Like others have stated I was surprised to find that it works in the dark. The fps is my back up and with my Otterbox case it's easy to find correctly every time.
    04-25-2017 06:36 AM
  4. stormed's Avatar
    FPS and facial recognition and pin. FPS works well after you get the muscle memory for your fingertips to hit it.

    Remember to record your finger and couple times so the S8 will learn more fingerprint variations.
    ol_jackburton likes this.
    04-25-2017 06:37 AM
  5. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    FPS and facial recognition and pin. FPS works well after you get the muscle memory for your fingertips to hit it.

    Remember to record your finger and couple times so the S8 will learn more fingerprint variations.
    Good idea did not think of that (the same finger twice)
    04-25-2017 06:59 AM
  6. naturalguy's Avatar
    FPS is fast and easy, iris scanner is hit or miss and slower. I have them both set up but use the fps
    04-25-2017 07:10 AM
  7. palmor's Avatar
    Set up Smart unlock (have a Bluetooth device/home location/smart watch etc as a trusted device) so you don't need the fingerprint sensor or pin code etc to unlock the phone. I have Always On Display on and always show the home button. So when the phone is locked I just double tap on the virtual home button then swipe anywhere and the phone unlocks. It works great and is almost identical to my Lumia 950 xl or old LG G5.
    Same exact thing I do. I do have both iris and fps configured if I'm out of range of my smart lock device and both have worked fine for me.
    dov1978 likes this.
    04-25-2017 07:11 AM
  8. gendo667's Avatar
    how do you do that on your S8, have a friend who was just complaining about not being able to do that.
    Just hard press where the home button is. Even if it's not illuminated, it's still active. Just hard press.
    04-25-2017 07:21 AM
  9. stormed's Avatar
    Good idea did not think of that (the same finger twice)
    Yea did this on my 6P. Just want to add that I think the S8 limits it to 4 fingers. I do 2 indexes from each hand so either hand can unlock with each more samples.
    04-25-2017 07:23 AM
  10. dov1978's Avatar
    FPS and facial recognition and pin. FPS works well after you get the muscle memory for your fingertips to hit it.

    Remember to record your finger and couple times so the S8 will learn more fingerprint variations.
    Never even thought of that before. Just added the same finger as Fingerprint 2 and it's made a massive improvement to accuracy and unlocks 1st time everytime now whereas it was hit or miss before
    04-25-2017 07:36 AM
  11. thecaringkind's Avatar
    Am I the only crazy one, never lock my phones.
    Yeah.... you're crazy ✌️
    04-25-2017 01:42 PM
  12. Ecm's Avatar
    Smart Unlock in the car; Iris Scanner most of the rest of the time; FPS when my glasses have darkened in bright sunlight.
    04-25-2017 08:14 PM
  13. EMGSM's Avatar
    Ok, now I'm switching between iris scanner and fps.
    04-25-2017 08:56 PM
  14. Nubwy's Avatar
    I have fingerprint an iris scanner active but I use the iris scanner to unlock my phone always. Its so fast and easy! Even works in the dark.

    How do you unlock your phone?
    I hate both facial recognition, and iris scanner. Honestly, iris scanner is garbage and it never works for me. I mainly use the fingerprint sensor.
    04-25-2017 09:39 PM
  15. fx4me's Avatar
    Iris scanner. Works through my glasses, contacts, and sunglasses with contacts. And it's about as fast as my swipe pattern.
    04-25-2017 09:57 PM
  16. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    Fps only
    04-25-2017 10:40 PM
  17. xxINFIDELxx's Avatar
    I never lock mine. Too big a pain in the *** and my phone is always on me. Good luck to anyone that wants to try and take it.
    04-25-2017 11:24 PM
  18. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I hate both facial recognition, and iris scanner. Honestly, iris scanner is garbage and it never works for me. I mainly use the fingerprint sensor.
    Really? It works for me almost 100% even in pitch dark... I have fingerprint which I use while driving
    blaine07 likes this.
    04-25-2017 11:34 PM
  19. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    Can both the iris scanner and facial recognition scanners be used at the same time or is it one or the other ?
    04-26-2017 01:37 AM
  20. dov1978's Avatar
    One or the other. You can you use FPS and Facial Recognition OR FPS and Iris Scanner
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    04-26-2017 03:26 AM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Can both the iris scanner and facial recognition scanners be used at the same time or is it one or the other ?
    Yeah can't use both, has to be one or the other
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    04-26-2017 10:13 AM
  22. m3lover1's Avatar
    Just hard press where the home button is. Even if it's not illuminated, it's still active. Just hard press.
    If people have the option of going straight to Iris scanning via power button or hard press if the home button, then double tapping the home button instead is a great way to go to the lock screen to check notifications if that is what you want to do.
    04-26-2017 10:29 AM
  23. m3lover1's Avatar
    Yeah can't use both, has to be one or the other
    It really is too bad you can't use both. Hopefully Samsung in the future releases an update so you can use both at the same time.
    04-26-2017 10:30 AM
  24. ClintRo's Avatar
    I use Smart Unlock a lot. My Gear S2 (hopefully S3 on Verizon soon) and location when at home.

    Then Iris, however have used the FPS some and it works good too.

    I find iris unlock really convenient as I only have to glance at the top of the screen to unlock as opposed to hold it up for the face unlock.
    04-26-2017 10:36 AM
  25. Mike1117's Avatar
    I use the iris scanner the vast majority of the time. It works almost every time and is super fast. Sometimes I will use the FPS such as when I am wearing sunglasses or walking or on the rare occasion that the iris scanner fails (like one morning I woke up extra early and had trouble fully opening my eyes because I was tired).

    I find that with a case, the FPS is very easy for me to find and it works very quick as well.
    04-26-2017 10:53 AM
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