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11th April 2014, 08:24 PM   |  #1  
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Am i the only one having problems with the Fingerprint scanner not working? i mean it works far as detecting my fingerprint but it only ask for my fingerprint once to unlock the device not multiple times after i lock my device
11th April 2014, 08:31 PM   |  #2  
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Not multiple times? Not sure I understand?

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Am i the only one having problems with the Fingerprint scanner not working? i mean it works far as detecting my fingerprint but it only ask for my fingerprint once to unlock the device not multiple times after i lock my device

Do you mean that once you unlock your device using the fingerprint, and then lock your device, it doesn't ask for the fingerprint again? If so, that's because you need to change the "secured lock time". It's under Settings > Lock screen > Secured Lock Time. Set the timer lower or have it instantly lock whenever the display turns off.
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Do you mean that once you unlock your device using the fingerprint, and then lock your device, it doesn't ask for the fingerprint again? If so, that's because you need to change the "secured lock time". It's under Settings > Lock screen > Secured Lock Time. Set the timer lower or have it instantly lock whenever the display turns off.

This is what I had to do. It is unfortunate the fingerprint reader only lets you register 3 fingers.
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Not multiple times? Not sure I understand?

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Sorry i meant when i lock my device after unlocking it with my fingerprint the device does not require my print again.

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Do you mean that once you unlock your device using the fingerprint, and then lock your device, it doesn't ask for the fingerprint again? If so, that's because you need to change the "secured lock time". It's under Settings > Lock screen > Secured Lock Time. Set the timer lower or have it instantly lock whenever the display turns off.

Thanks that fixed it. Didn't see that option
11th April 2014, 11:31 PM   |  #6  
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It's been my experience so far that the default setting out of the box allows you to unlock the phone for a few minutes without requiring a fingerprint just in case you locked your phone & forgot to one last thing.

Of course, I can see the benefit of setting the time-out for this feature if one has a very suspicious mate or is doing things to warrant a mate to be suspicious.
13th April 2014, 01:19 AM   |  #7  
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I'm surprised, the reviews made it seems like fingerprint wasn't reliable but it's great. Even had my girlfriend try it. No GS5 for her.
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I'm surprised, the reviews made it seems like fingerprint wasn't reliable but it's great. Even had my girlfriend try it. No GS5 for her.

If you watch some of the video reviews, not all...but some, it looks like they were trying to make it malfunction on purpose to make it look bad.

I still get a bad read every once in awhile, but I'm at probably a 99% success rate. I'm *very* pleased.

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