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. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Iris scanner. Works fast and done need to reach for the back. Only downfall is bright sunlight seems to give the scanner fits, but I can live with it.
    04-26-2017 10:54 AM
  2. BeyondtheTech#AC's Avatar
    I've been stupidly finding myself trying to take off my sunglasses and stare into the phone, totally forgetting I can just place my finger on the fingerprint sensor.
    04-26-2017 11:05 AM
  3. jcthorne#AC's Avatar
    Facial recognition works less than 50%. Fingerprint is only useful when holding the phone. Cannot use while docked in the car or on my desk. Bluetooth smart unlock flat out does not work most of the time. I have it set for my cars, pc and none of them let me unlock consistently without PIN. Usually works a time or two then no more.

    I love this phone but between the FPS on the back and buggy unlock software, its become a pain to unlock and nearly useless while driving.
    04-26-2017 11:34 AM
  4. ClintRo's Avatar
    Wow... i have had no problem with Smart Lock. Car, watch, home... all good.

    Maybe toggle them on and off?
    04-26-2017 12:08 PM
  5. PopFilms's Avatar
    Use fingerprint/passcode because since I wear glasses and I don't think Iris and Face will work.
    04-26-2017 01:14 PM
  6. ClintRo's Avatar
    Iris can work with glasses and face will most likely work with glasses.
    04-26-2017 01:27 PM
  7. BeyondtheTech#AC's Avatar
    Use fingerprint/passcode because since I wear glasses and I don't think Iris and Face will work.
    People are reporting successful iris verification while wearing glasses and even some sunglasses.
    04-26-2017 01:28 PM
  8. andreo's Avatar
    It really depends on the mood I'm in. I was all about the Iris scanner the first few days (wear glasses so sometimes it takes two tries). But the FPS works well and quick (better in my opinion then it did on the S7). Also in the car (even though I have trusted BT turned on) iris unlock is not going to happen when the phone is mounted.
    And there have been times when I just decided to put in my code.
    Using either method is quick and easy.
    04-26-2017 02:46 PM
  9. furiousyellow's Avatar
    Setup trusted device and trusted voice. Trusted location just doesn't seem to work more than a few times. Maybe too much delay using geolocation indoors before the S8 switches to alternative authentication. Also using FPS, pattern lock and iris scan. Not having issues using the FPS so many reviews are complaining about. Maybe they just haven't spent as much time with it as actual users.

    Iris scan almost works too well. There were a few times I saw glare reflecting off my glasses and it still authenticated. I was wondering how that works. Has anyone tried letting someone else try to unlock their phone with the iris scanner?
    04-26-2017 03:43 PM
  10. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    The infamous-Sam use the FPS=Finger print scanner

    and since I don't make onLine payments, neither

    have bank installed apps or anything that

    can be compromised: If a lose the

    phone Not need those annoyed

    2-3 steps screen openers-So

    I voted for FPS,.Huhu!
    04-26-2017 06:08 PM
  11. jehugo's Avatar
    Fps, The other stuff feels too gimmicky.
    04-26-2017 08:17 PM
  12. nonie's Avatar
    Well, I tried password. Don't like it, anyone know how to reset it, so I can try different way to unlock?


    **Never mind, got it.
    04-26-2017 09:36 PM
  13. ClintRo's Avatar
    By the way.... The FPS is easy for me to reach with the easy I hold it even though I mostly use the iris scanner.



    04-26-2017 10:16 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    Finger print scanner and pin lock. I reiws the ueisbsxannwe a few times. It works ok for me I'm just so used to the fingerprint scanner by now that it's 2nd nature honestly.
    04-27-2017 12:23 AM
  15. xsikal's Avatar
    For me, facial recognition fails just frequently enough to not be useful. I mostly use smart unlock (trusted device with my fitbit, trusted location at home) but default to fps as option 1a and pin as option 2 if I need to.
    04-27-2017 12:56 AM
  16. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    FPS backed with pattern. Facial never worked for this ugly face and Iris was hit and miss. FPS unlocks immediately from the AOD screen, the others require touching home button first then scan your eyes/face, to me just requires another step.
    04-27-2017 07:03 AM
  17. ClintRo's Avatar
    For me, facial recognition fails just frequently enough to not be useful. I mostly use smart unlock (trusted device with my fitbit, trusted location at home) but default to fps as option 1a and pin as option 2 if I need to.
    Have you tried Iris? I find it quicker and more accurate than the Facial Recognition. Plus you only have to glance at the top of the phone, not move your whole face.
    04-27-2017 07:53 AM
  18. dov1978's Avatar
    Am I the only crazy one, never lock my phones.
    What's the point? I never used to either but unlocking the phone requires exactly the same or even less interaction than having no locking method.
    Having no security means you still have to at least hit the power button or home button to unlock it so yeah it's crazy not to now when you could just softly press the FPS or keep your finger on the home button to unlock it.
    04-27-2017 12:59 PM
  19. nonie's Avatar
    So if I use fps, I also have to have a pin, pattern or password?

    And have to enter one each time, before using fps?
    04-27-2017 04:54 PM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    So if I use fps, I also have to have a pin, pattern or password?

    And have to enter one each time, before using fps?
    No. The others are for backup.
    04-27-2017 05:25 PM
  21. nonie's Avatar
    No. The others are for backup.
    Ok, thanks
    04-27-2017 05:29 PM
  22. LineKill's Avatar
    I unlock my phone with my finger;-)
    nonie likes this.
    04-27-2017 05:46 PM
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