Fingerprint question

andonakis

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When testing how secure phone is by unlocking with Fingerprint I noticed after several failed attempts it just tells me "too many attempts try again later".
All I have to do is swipe up and phone unlocks even as I have a pin as backup.
So am I missing something or Fingerprint to unlock is just a gimmick?
I know Samsung's is very secure because it does not do that.

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I just tried with mine, it required my PIN after failing the fingerprint. Were you actually locking the phone then trying or was the screen just off (there CAN be a difference)?
 

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That's smart lock. You don't even need to use your fingerprint if it's on and ready to be unlocked based on how you set it up.
 

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I would help you but you're a Leafs fan.. :)

Mine asks me for my password. As someone above stated, you have to be sure your phone is actually locked. Are you positive that's the case?

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Great, glad you got it worked out, even though you're a Leafs fan...however, I cannot be harsh with you. As a Habs fan, I feel your pain!!

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I've been getting that a lot lately. FPS worked flawlessly but lately it's been failing more times than not. And after 3 failed attempts it makes me do the pattern authorization.

I've had extremely dry hands the last week or so, to the point where my skin has cracked and I have cuts on my fingers. I just grabbed moisturizer this afternoon, but is it possible that's why the FPS is giving me trouble?

It's entirely possible. I read an article (it might have been on this site) where the author was complaining that a change in altitude changed the way his/her finger looked to the FPS and as such attempts to unlock with the fingerprint failed when atop a mountain, or at least in a different region at a higher elevation.
 

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