05-18-2017 12:34 PM
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  1. gottria's Avatar
    Anyone else struggling with this finger print sensor? It works great but just having a hard time retraining myself to use it. I found the iris scanner to be useless for me as I wear glasses and it just doesn't work well. During the work day I have smart lock paired with my Gear S3 and my Bluetooth and it works fine, but when I don't have them with me I find myself just typing in my 4 digit code. I have the S8 Plus and wondering if I would use it more on the S8 as it's a bit easier to reach.
    05-15-2017 10:08 PM
  2. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Oh my gosh no. I love it. Perfect spot for it.
    05-15-2017 10:26 PM
  3. gregg6942's Avatar
    Anyone else struggling with this finger print sensor? It works great but just having a hard time retraining myself to use it. I found the iris scanner to be useless for me as I wear glasses and it just doesn't work well. During the work day I have smart lock paired with my Gear S3 and my Bluetooth and it works fine, but when I don't have them with me I find myself just typing in my 4 digit code. I have the S8 Plus and wondering if I would use it more on the S8 as it's a bit easier to reach.
    I've had no problem finding the fingerprint sensor on my S8+ and now that I have a case on it, it's even easier. I have glasses & no problems with the iris sensor, just push them down slightly & voila, it works.
    I think people are making too big of a fuss about this placement of the sensor, I just read a review and this was the biggest "problem" they found , and they just kept going on & on about it.
    I hope you'll try them both again, it might take a bit to get used to, but once you do ,you'll see how easy & useful they both are & you'll be able to keep your phone safe from prying eyes....good luck!
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    05-15-2017 10:34 PM
  4. jacker's Avatar
    My Iris scanner not only works with prescription glasses but also my sunglasses.
    20blks and kevinpleasants like this.
    05-15-2017 10:42 PM
  5. Ecm's Avatar
    My Iris scanner not only works with prescription glasses but also my sunglasses.
    Ditto. And the iris scanner also works in a very dark room. Infrared?
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-15-2017 10:48 PM
  6. strikeIII's Avatar
    Yeah the placement bugged me too until I got a case. I also found that it sometimes doesn't work to wake up the phone if it's already unlocked like how it does on the V20, G6, Pixel, etc. So I've worked around this by setting the device to lock instantly when the screen times out or if the power button is pressed to turn it off.
    05-15-2017 10:52 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    Give it time.

    In the meantime carry small microfiber with you if you care about the pics you take since the lense will be smudge up. LOL
    05-15-2017 11:05 PM
  8. gottria'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?
    05-16-2017 12:13 AM
  9. youngjediboy's Avatar
    I'm starting to get used to it... but I still think the placement on my old Nexus 6P was much better.
    It's not the end of the world though, and this is really the ONLY negative thing I've found on the S8 so far. Everything else has been working pretty great!
    05-16-2017 12:49 AM
  10. krabkakes95's Avatar
    I'm receiving my SG8 tomorrow AM so I don't have one in my hand yet. Out of curiosity, to the people who dislike the placement of the figerprint scanner, have you used a SG8 or is this only really an issue on the larger model?
    05-16-2017 01:20 AM
  11. krabkakes95's Avatar
    How do you unlock it in the cradle while driving?
    Maybe I'm just weird because I've never had a phone with a figerprint scanner but unlocking a phone with a PIN every once in a while really doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me...

    With that said, I agree that the fingerprint scanner should've been placed behind the screen.
    05-16-2017 01:25 AM
  12. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Maybe I'm just weird because I've never had a phone with a figerprint scanner but unlocking a phone with a PIN every once in a while really doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me...

    With that said, I agree that the fingerprint scanner should've been placed behind the screen.
    It's not a huge deal... but once you get used to the FPS, then it feels like a hassle falling back on the PIN.

    As far as unlocking the phone while driving. At least for me, my phone always connects to my car's bluetooth once the car turns on. You can turn on Smart Lock and add your cars bluetooth device as a Trusted Device. So every time you're in your car, the phone's bluetooth will be connected, and your phone will stay unlocked and you don't have to mess with the FPS or a PIN while driving.
    05-16-2017 04:04 AM
  13. o4liberty's Avatar
    Such a great device I can't believe where they put the sensor!
    05-16-2017 05:22 AM
  14. illdini'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.
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    05-16-2017 06:13 AM
  15. bassplayrguy'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?
    Iris
    05-16-2017 06:32 AM
  16. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    I hate it. I used to use it so much, but I only use it for those apps where I can login with it (ADP, PayPal, Samsung Pay, the Progressive app). Otherwise , I never use it to unlock my phone. It's just not placed right. It might be better if it was lower, but even with the Otterbox Defender on it, I still can't get my finger placed properly.
    05-16-2017 06:36 AM
  17. naturalguy's Avatar
    The fps is really easy and convenient with a case on, I have not smudged my camera once.
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    05-16-2017 06:46 AM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC'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 like the FPS and have no issues, I'm sure a case helps as I had one on since day one. Give it some time, unless you use the phone in your left hand then it will probably be an issue.

    I use smart unlock with my Bluetooth headset for in my car dock. If you don't have anything that works with smart lock, use a simple pattern with pattern lock.
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    05-16-2017 06:52 AM
  19. dpadams6's Avatar
    I've had no problem finding the fingerprint sensor on my S8+ and now that I have a case on it, it's even easier. I have glasses & no problems with the iris sensor, just push them down slightly & voila, it works.
    I think people are making too big of a fuss about this placement of the sensor, I just read a review and this was the biggest "problem" they found , and they just kept going on & on about it.
    I hope you'll try them both again, it might take a bit to get used to, but once you do ,you'll see how easy & useful they both are & you'll be able to keep your phone safe from prying eyes....good luck!
    Exactly... Where do people think it would work better? Is there an ideal place, other then where it's at?
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-16-2017 06:54 AM
  20. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I honestly don't have any issues whatsoever with the fingerprint sensor. Ever since minute 1 of owning it, I got used to it and have never once touched the camera. It's axctually the fastest fingerprint sensor I have ever used on a phone. It's better than the S7 Edge. I actually prefer it where it is. I don't like the placement that LG has. That's too low for me I feel like I would constantly be touching it when using the phone. I'm glad Samsung did what they did. It's something different than the other phone companies. They actually do something innovative unlike certain companies *cough* Apple *cough* lol all in all, I like the placement and it works really well
    05-16-2017 07:49 AM
  21. krabkakes95's Avatar
    Iris
    Yeah, because that's a great idea.

    *Driving down the road*
    *Phone beeps, indicating a text message*
    *Needs to unlock phone, looks down at phone while trying to align eyes properly*
    *Bang, boom, roll over, dead babies and stuff*

    Please don't Iris scan and drive... That sounds worse than texting and driving. At least some people can text without taking their eyes off the road.
    youngjediboy likes this.
    05-16-2017 07:57 AM
  22. paridge'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?
    If your car has Bluetooth, then use Smart Lock to make an exception to keep the phone unlocked while it's paired with the car. Then all you'll have to do is swipe the screen.
    kevinpleasants and tsells like this.
    05-16-2017 08:52 AM
  23. sparkeater79's Avatar
    I tried to unlock my iPhone 7 on the back yesterday. I have retrained myself to find the S8 sensor without issue.
    05-16-2017 09:01 AM
  24. gottria's Avatar
    I didn't start this thread to bash on he placement, it is what it is, it works well. On a Samsung device if it's not on the home button on the front it's different and you need to retrain your brain now that it's now on the back. Maybe it's a male thing but I keep forgetting which side it's on of the camera, if I flip it over it's on the right, with it facing me it's on the left, I know I know I'm easily confused.

    Last night laying in bed while the wife watched TV I played with the iris sensor with no glasses on, retrained the iris and in the dark with my eyes half asleep that thing work every time, sometimes so fast I didn't think it even locked to begin with. So now I know it's my glasses and it's time to get some new ones and see if it helps. I'm already thinking of "what frames would work better for the iris sensor".
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    05-16-2017 09:02 AM
  25. jhnnyblze2000's Avatar
    I definitely had an issue with it on the regular s8, not sure why but since I exchanged that for the s8+ I find it much easier on the plus version.
    05-16-2017 09:04 AM
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