05-13-2018 05:40 PM
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  1. monicakm's Avatar
    I've never set a lock screen on my phones. Well, I tried it on my first smartphone but it was too much of a hassle. I just registered my irises with the iris scanner to see how it works. It's cool (has a bit of a delay in medium to lower light situations). But, I probably open my phone 50x a day if not more. Doesn't it get old really quick to have to use ANY type of lock screen? I'm not out in the work force so I'm home more than I'm not but even if I did work I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to have to unlock my phone 50x or more a day :o
    Disabling Iris Scanner now.
    Jay Sacks likes this.
    05-02-2018 03:16 PM
  2. djrakowski's Avatar
    Nah, doesn't bother me at all. The fingerprint scanner is super-fast and reliable on my GS9 (and the same is true of the other phones in my household - LG G6, LG V20, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, Honor 7X).

    I'd hate to accidentally drop my phone somewhere in public and have my entire mobile life open to whoever finds it!
    05-02-2018 03:22 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    fingerprint scanner let's me in as soon as I hold the phone...
    05-02-2018 03:23 PM
  4. djrakowski's Avatar
    I don't use Samsung Pay or Android Pay, so I'm not sure how those work, but I'm required to have screen lock in order to use Apple Pay on my iPhone 8 Plus (and I use it pretty much every day - it's my preferred method of paying and I use it wherever available).
    05-02-2018 03:26 PM
  5. monicakm's Avatar
    fingerprint scanner let's me in as soon as I hold the phone...
    I tried the fingerprint scanner on our Pixel 2 XL and yes, it was very fast but I often have my phone propped or laying down when I want to open it so that would require picking it up when it's not always as convenient as touching the home button.
    05-02-2018 03:47 PM
  6. amyf27's Avatar
    Here's how mine's setup.
    djrakowski likes this.
    05-02-2018 03:50 PM
  7. djdonnyk's Avatar
    I don't mind, I would rather take a few seconds to unlock then to have someone gaining access to my info.
    amyf27 likes this.
    05-02-2018 04:50 PM
  8. mogelijk's Avatar
    I don't mind, in exchange for the added security. SmartLock can help a lot, if you don't want to be unlocking your phone all the time. SmartLock allows you to keep your phone unlocked it it is in a location (such as at your home) or connected to a particularly Bluetooth device. For example, I have SmartLock enabled when the phone is connected to my car's Bluetooth, so my phone is always unlocked when I'm in my car. Basically, you could keep your phone unlocked most of the time but still have it secured, in case it is lost or stolen.
    05-02-2018 05:28 PM
  9. strikeIII's Avatar
    You can set up Smart Lock so that way you don't have to keep unlocking it in certain situations. I don't use it but it's an option. I don't mind using the FPS all the time. I prefer security over convenience. Well, most of the time.
    05-02-2018 05:53 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I use smart lock as well. Tied to my watch. Since I wear my watch most of the time, no need to worry about entering security
    05-02-2018 06:19 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I tried the fingerprint scanner on our Pixel 2 XL and yes, it was very fast but I often have my phone propped or laying down when I want to open it so that would require picking it up when it's not always as convenient as touching the home button.
    I thought your talking for the s9 ? On the pixel you can enable face detection but not as good as s9
    05-02-2018 06:33 PM
  12. Megacow's Avatar
    My only gripe with Smartlock is the location unlock rarely works. I've tried setting it so it auto-unlocks at home, several times. It only rarely works. It should know I'm home too as I'm using the gps with Waze until I get home. Bluetooth unlock works great though. As soon as I start the car it'll auto unlock there.
    05-02-2018 06:38 PM
  13. mlblack16's Avatar
    I never set a secure lockscreen until I started working at a facility which uses an app for email that forces you to have it set that way. I do not keep any Samsung or Android Pay set up, so I wasn't all that concerned about it getting stolen. If someone is out to hack into your phone they can do it online from a remote location anyway.
    05-02-2018 07:08 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Fingerprint scanner has made it pretty much painless. I do use "Trusted Location" though for home so I can just swipe to unlock it.

    Security is usually never as convenient as no security ... But I will take security over none any day .
    libra89 likes this.
    05-02-2018 07:42 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I really like having a lockscreen on my phones, and even an AOD display. Of course, that could have something to do with the fact that my boyfriend is my lockscreen photo... 😀. But I also like having a lockscreen so I can have a look at all of my notifications - at glance - without having to open my phone and sort through them all, you know?
    05-02-2018 08:08 PM
  16. Inglorious_Alf's Avatar
    I never used to lock my phone, but having PayPal always signed in, eBay open with 1 touch purchases as well as the rest of my life (and my Clash Royale account ) I do now lock it. I use intelligent scan on my S9+ the majority of the time, fingerprint reader if it's dark, and pattern if it's sitting on my desk. Smart unlock when connected to car Bluetooth. Before fingerprint readers it was a hassle though...
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-03-2018 01:01 PM
  17. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I would never use a phone without using some sort of lock. I keep so much personal information on it that the "inconvenience" of unlocking the device is worth it. Besides, the fingerprint sensor works almost instantly. I never use the iris scanner because it hurts my eyes.
    05-04-2018 12:22 AM
  18. monicakm's Avatar
    Thanks! I'm going to try Smart Lock and see if I can keep the phone unlocked and where it will open with a simple press of the home button or power button when I'm at home or in my car. Car uses BT but would my phone have to have wifi ON at the house? Where I live (in the country) wifi is slower than mobile data and we have a large mobile data plan. Wifi is rarely enabled on our phones.
    05-04-2018 12:58 AM
  19. paridge's Avatar
    I keep mine locked except when I'm in the car. I've found the fingerprint scanner to be faster than swiping anyway. I automatically put my finger on the sensor when I pick up the phone, and I'm immediately at the home screen.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-04-2018 04:57 AM
  20. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm not out in the work force so I'm home more than I'm not
    I can easily see how you would not need a lock. Sort of similar to how you won't lock your front door when you are home during the day.

    But for me....as I am around a lot of people during my day, I like the idea that my phone is locked. You want to get into my phone...have fun figuring out my unlock code.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-04-2018 10:28 AM
  21. monicakm's Avatar
    I can easily see how you would not need a lock. Sort of similar to how you won't lock your front door when you are home during the day.

    But for me....as I am around a lot of people during my day, I like the idea that my phone is locked. You want to get into my phone...have fun figuring out my unlock code.
    If you wanna gain access to my front/back door, have fun getting past two very loud, big dogs and that's provided you can even find my house. Google Street View hasn't even mapped it
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-04-2018 12:24 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you wanna gain access to my front/back door, have fun getting past two very loud, big dogs and that's provided you can even find my house. Google Street View hasn't even mapped it
    You FBI/CIA lol 😂😂
    Morty2264 likes this.
    05-04-2018 02:45 PM
  23. ssj100's Avatar
    I've never set a lock screen on my phones. Well, I tried it on my first smartphone but it was too much of a hassle. I just registered my irises with the iris scanner to see how it works. It's cool (has a bit of a delay in medium to lower light situations). But, I probably open my phone 50x a day if not more. Doesn't it get old really quick to have to use ANY type of lock screen? I'm not out in the work force so I'm home more than I'm not but even if I did work I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to have to unlock my phone 50x or more a day :o
    Disabling Iris Scanner now.
    I think you and I have quite similar "OCD" tendencies hehe. I feel exactly like you with this. Personally, I sort of treat my phone like my wallet. So I'm careful where I leave it etc.

    Overall, there's no doubt that not having any lock security is more convenient in pretty much all circumstances. For those saying that fingerprint unlocking goes straight to the home screen, there's an option to make it so that pressing the home button goes straight to the home screen too (bypassing the lock screen).

    As you've already described, there are instances where the phone is lying on its back on eg. a desk, and sometimes it can be inconvenient to pick up the phone to fingerprint unlock it, when you could just press the home button while the phone is lying on its back. First-world problems!
    jhimmel likes this.
    05-04-2018 03:32 PM
  24. monicakm's Avatar
    First-world problems!
    Aren't they tho! LOL
    I've had a Pop Socket on my S7 for a few months but when I
    bought the S9+ I put one of those rings on the back. That
    thing is UBER convenient! You can hold your phone while using
    both hands. I find it really helpful while grocery shopping as my
    shopping list is on my phone. No more putting my phone down
    while handling products.
    05-04-2018 04:41 PM
  25. monicakm's Avatar
    You FBI/CIA lol
    I like being off the radar and having cows for neighbors (g) But, with 7 Google Homes and 2 Alexa Dots,
    I'm sure the CIA knows every and anything they want to know
    mustang7757 likes this.
    05-04-2018 11:27 PM
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