05-18-2017 12:34 PM
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  1. gregg6942's Avatar
    It's gotta be my glasses, they are prescription and a bit smaller and very old, I'm way over due for new glasses. I retrained the iris data without them and it works a lot better. Still missing the sensor in the front. Took the wife's car to dinner and I drove, put the S8+ in the cradle, no gear s3 or blue tooth for smart lock so I had to take it out of the cradle to unlock it. How do you unlock it in the cradle while driving?
    I don't unlock it while driving down the road. I use a car dock that keeps it from going to sleep, as long as it is on the "home" screen of the app. I found this out the hard way last trip I took. I had Google music open trying to find an album to play but traffic was getting bad so I clicked on a "radio" thing for Nickleback and it was okay for awhile but then I wanted to listen to something else. Well, the phone had went to sleep since I had left it on the google music page & there was no way to unlock it. So for the next couple of hours all I could listen to was Nickleback, Nickleback, and more Nickleback...finally ,I pulled into a rest area & fixed it. I now always make sure the phone is on the dock app's home , ALWAYS
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-16-2017 12:48 PM
  2. youngjediboy's Avatar
    For people complaining about the sensor - there is a reason for where it is located. Originally, Samsung was going to use a fingerprint sensor under the front screen, but they couldn't get it working in time so it was placed in back next to the camera (where it wouldn't interfere with wireless charging and NFC).

    https://www.sammobile.com/2017/03/13...rprint-sensor/

    I wish AC would make a sticky post with this info, since there are constant complaints about it.
    Unfortunately I have read that reason, and that makes it feel even more half-assed. The phone is nearly perfect, except for this (and the Bixby button for a lot of people). Of course, no phone is ever perfect for everyone. You've just gotta see what you can live with a couple years. I've pretty much gotten used to it now, but I still think the placement that my old Nexus 6P had was better (centered and below the camera, easier to reach and you'll never accidentally smudge the camera).

    Also if rumors are true, it will be pretty annoying if the next Samsung flagship, the Note 8, will have FPS under the front screen because it will feel like we got cheated out of the better feature/design.
    05-16-2017 03:50 PM
  3. krabkakes95's Avatar
    I got my s8 today. I have relatively small hands for a grown man and I have no issue hitting the fingerprint scanner. To prevent smudging the camera, I am training myself to put my finger to the left of the scanner and then slide right until my finger covers it. I do have to shift the phone in my hand but it's really not a big deal. As far as I'm concerned, if bixby and the FPS are the only points of complaint, Samsung did well. If Samsung releases the update with bixby voice soon (I saw a YouTube video that said it's supposed to be released a month after the phone hit the market?) then the phone would be almost perfect. I almost want to say people shouldn't complain about the FPS location but keep complaining as it will force Samsung to produce an even better product next year ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    With that said, I understand how a s8+ could be extremely awkward.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-16-2017 07:05 PM
  4. freddyttt's Avatar
    Unfortunately I have read that reason, and that makes it feel even more half-assed. The phone is nearly perfect, except for this (and the Bixby button for a lot of people). Of course, no phone is ever perfect for everyone. You've just gotta see what you can live with a couple years. I've pretty much gotten used to it now, but I still think the placement that my old Nexus 6P had was better (centered and below the camera, easier to reach and you'll never accidentally smudge the camera).

    Also if rumors are true, it will be pretty annoying if the next Samsung flagship, the Note 8, will have FPS under the front screen because it will feel like we got cheated out of the better feature/design.
    Not to mention the dual-camera that was supposed to go on the s8/s8+ which had to be scrapped because of the last minute FPS placement. so its a pretty good bet the note 8 will also have the upgraded camera.
    05-17-2017 04:15 AM
  5. tcdude's Avatar
    To be honest I've had some issues with the fps but it's easier with a case, without a case I often have to turn the phone around to make my finger is in the right spot, hopefully I'll get even more used to this
    05-17-2017 07:04 AM
  6. o4liberty's Avatar
    With all the great features this device has why in the world did they put the sensor on the back!
    05-17-2017 07:31 AM
  7. strikeIII's Avatar
    I actually prefer it in the back but of course in a better location. Everyone is different. To me It's just more natural to place your finger on back as you pick up your device to unlock it. Using the thumb in the front is not a big deal just not my preference. Then there's the argument of well what if you want to just unlock your device while on the table to see your notifications? Well for me if I'm going to look at what my notifications are and I see that in my always on display that it's a message I'm typically going interact with it in some way and I'll have to pick up my device regardless.
    05-17-2017 08:10 AM
  8. maf113's Avatar
    I have no problems. I am using a thin case and that seems to help locate the scanner.
    05-17-2017 08:54 AM
  9. Wolvansd's Avatar
    I have found the fingerprint sensor to be great and once I got use to it (and the case helps a lot on finger placement, even my thin spigen TPU case). It is nearly instant. (8+)

    Somebody above says it doesn't waken the phone when its not locked? That is not true for me. I use smartlock at home and when connected to my bluetooth in the car to keep it unlocked at those location. I still use the fingerprint scanner to wake the phone all time at home. Its just faster than any other method.

    I keep the phone in my front left pocket, so when I reach my hand in to grab it, my finger goes to the back and its unlocked by the time I pull the phone up in front of me to look at it. I have the iris scanner and pin lock also enabled, but honestly I use the fingerprint scanner 99% of the time. My wife has a S6, and the finger print scanner on the S8 just blows it away with the speed and accuracy for the unlock.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-17-2017 09:07 AM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    With all the great features this device has why in the world did they put the sensor on the back!
    So that it is all screen on the front.
    05-17-2017 09:13 AM
  11. illdini's Avatar
    Please see my post earlier in this thread.
    05-17-2017 12:30 PM
  12. illdini's Avatar
    If the technology wasn't ready & there was a fixed release date, what other choice did Samsung have (especially after the need to redeem themselves after the Note 7 debacle)?

    There's plenty of other tech that was available last year that didn't make it into to S8/+, such as external UFS:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2016/07/11...microsd-cards/
    05-17-2017 12:34 PM
  13. B Hoste's Avatar
    The finger print scanner is in a perfect spot for the way I hold my phone, my finger lays right on it. The facial recognition and iris scanner work in the right light and in most cases very quick too.
    05-17-2017 02:21 PM
  14. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The fingerprint sensor is in the worst place imaginable. Samsung should have halted production of the phone until they could get the fingerprint sensor right.
    youngjediboy and anon(470989) like this.
    05-17-2017 09:59 PM
  15. m3lover1's Avatar
    Dislike it. Hate it. Placement is really annoying, the shape of it is really annoying as well. With circle sensors, I can place my finger on it at any angle and it will read. Either his vertical oblong shape i need to hold my finger straight up in order for it to read.

    Using the sensor should really be seamless to unlock the phone, being able to unlock it without thinking about it. With so many people complaining about it, and having to think and see whether this time it works or not, really equates to an awful fingerprint sensor.

    Luckily for me the Iris scanner works well for me, so I pretty much use that to unlock the phone. Doesn't solve the issues though with using the fingerprint sensor to login to some apps.
    05-18-2017 01:52 AM
  16. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    Dislike it. Hate it. Placement is really annoying, the shape of it is really annoying as well. With circle sensors, I can place my finger on it at any angle and it will read. Either his vertical oblong shape i need to hold my finger straight up in order for it to read.

    Using the sensor should really be seamless to unlock the phone, being able to unlock it without thinking about it. With so many people complaining about it, and having to think and see whether this time it works or not, really equates to an awful fingerprint sensor.

    Luckily for me the Iris scanner works well for me, so I pretty much use that to unlock the phone. Doesn't solve the issues though with using the fingerprint sensor to login to some apps.
    Try registering your finger at different angles when registering a finger.
    05-18-2017 07:25 AM
  17. johnriii's Avatar
    I've had the S8plus since launch day, and initially, I didn't lock the phone at all. since then, I've tried Iris scanner, face recognition, and fingerprint sensor, in that order. I tried Iris scanner for two solid days. I wear glasses, and while it did work, it wasn't very reliable. I'll bet I had about a 60% success rate, which is bad for this functionality. then I went to facial recognition, which I used for 4 days. initially, it worked 95% of the time, then all of a sudden, the accuracy dropped. by the time I was ready to stop using it, it was literally a coin flip's chance. so, I reluctantly went to the fingerprint scanner. I did both my pointer fingers, (I'm left handed) and I must say, I've used it for a solid week plus, and everyday, it gets more and more natural, and it's super accurate. with a case, you learn to use that to help you figure out where the sensor is, and I hardly ever hit the camera. with that being said, Samsung would endear themselves greatly by either moving the sensor more to the center and under the camera, or integrating it with the on screen home button on the front. but for now, I can handle what we have.
    05-18-2017 07:36 AM
  18. m3lover1's Avatar
    Try registering your finger at different angles when registering a finger.
    Did that the very first time I set it up, I do that with all fingerprint sensors. I even do it multiple times, and when I set it up again i even registered my fingerprint 360 degrees lol
    05-18-2017 12:32 PM
  19. Qc_Anubis's Avatar
    I have glasses too and the iris scanner works even through my normal and polarised glasses fingerprint sensor works very well too imo and even though i don't think it's the perfect spot for it i don't have much issues reaching it but then again each case is different.
    05-18-2017 12:34 PM
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