{HOW TO} - TIPS for improving fingerprint scanner on galaxy s5

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sharingan

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HELLO FRIENDS
THIS IS MY FIRST how to THREAD SO PLEASE HAVE SOME MERCY ON ME :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

I HAVE TRIED THESE TIPS ON MY GALAXY S 5 SM G900H VARIANT AND I AM 100 % SURE THAT THESE VERY SMALL BUT HELPFUL TIPS WILL ALSO HELP ALL OTHER MODELS TO IMPROVE THERE FINGERPRINT SCANNER

1 JUST MAKE SURE KEEPING IT IN STRAIGHT DIRECTION

make sure that you have kept it straight
i know not being able to use the fingerprint scanner with one hand is a pain but if you adjust that way the you’ll have much more success and comfort with it

2 USE THE SCREEN ALSO FROM UPWARDS

i asked some people that how they use the fingerprint scanner and was shocked to see that many dumb ones don't use the screen mentioned above main button which holds the fingerprint scanner in it
so please start sliding finger right from the upper tip of the dotted space shown on screen to get good results

3 REGISTER SAME FINGERPRINT PATTERN TWICE OR THRICE

this is the master trick for improving accuracy believe me friends
in our s5 we can register up to 3 fingerprints { I BELIEVE IN FUTURE THROUGH UPDATE FROM SAMMY WE CAN GET MORE }
register the same pattern thrice and believe i get less error while unlocking the phone by fingerprint method

THE LATEST UPDATE ALSO PROMISES OF IMPROVED FINGERPRINT SCANNER AND HEART SENSOR
I CANNOT MAKE SURE OF FINGERPRINT SCANNER BUT HEART RATE SENSOR HAS BECOME MORE PRECISE THAN BEFORE


SO MY FRIENDS PLEASE TRY THESE SIMPLE YET HELPFUL TRICKS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINGERPRINT SCANNER AND SEE IF YOU GET SOME GOOD RESULTS

HAVE FUN WITH MINSTER GALAXY S5 :good::good::good::good::good::laugh::laugh:


A SIMPLE THANKS BY YOU IS ENOUGH FOR ME
 

kgyirhj

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Jun 16, 2014
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TL;DR?

Debloaded guide:
1.Keep it(???) in straight direction. (?)
2.Drag finger on screen and downwards, as instructed.
3.Record more patterns.


:good:



Tips from me.
You can register several fingerprints in one "pattern", every swipe you do that is "successful" is recorded and will work fine. 'If I remember right there is 8 or 9 swipes, that will give you some room to have several prints in one "save".
Don't do the same swipe over and over, do some variations and you will have a easier time to unlock.
I recommend you do your thumb in a one hand grip aswell as your index-finger in the two and grip as instructed(but only use that one as a backup if thumb happens to fail).
 
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MadManMark

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You have not really told us much here, this thread is just patronising, the majority of people in these forums know what they're doing when it comes to smart phones

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griffin_1

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Quick question about unlock with the scanner - Is it possible to have the scanner unlock activated but also show a pattern/pin code unlock on the screen?
The reason i ask is because i have read that sometimes it isn't that accurate and so instead of just keep trying to use the scanner, i would just unlock it with a pattern
 

griffin_1

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I think so to,and more practical because you dont have to swipe your finger. I do have to say that i was expecting it to be less usable and it works better than i thought but still not at the same level as the iphone.
Anyone knows if there is a mod to have the screen showing the pattern unlock also? Just because sometimes the fingerprint doesnt work and i dont like the password metendo, so it would be more practical to just be able to unlock with pattern right away
 

Zarnidude

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Sep 1, 2014
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Just to add a little to this. I've never had a problems getting the scanner to work and was pleasantly surprise as to how good it was but having to swipe down makes using it one handed a bit of a pain and I was searching to see if there was any mod to be able to swipe up without any luck though.

Then it dawned on me that down is only from the phones point of view so I now just flip the phone over as I press the front button to get the lock screen and can then use my thumb to swipe up to unlock the phone then spin it round again as the phone wakes up.

I have of course registered other digits so I can unlock it normally but being able to use it one handed increases the use for me quite significantly.

-= Zarni =-
 
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carmelosaldy

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Mine is hit or miss....sometimes fail sometimes accurate...
Is it possible to wake up and at the same time open by using only home button....becoz for the first time im testing it on my galaxy s5 running lineage os 14.1.
Pressing home button while swiping is always fail to ooen lol...is there any way to fix this....
I want the way like s7 fingerprint wake and unlock with just preeaing the home button....
 

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    HELLO FRIENDS
    THIS IS MY FIRST how to THREAD SO PLEASE HAVE SOME MERCY ON ME :p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    I HAVE TRIED THESE TIPS ON MY GALAXY S 5 SM G900H VARIANT AND I AM 100 % SURE THAT THESE VERY SMALL BUT HELPFUL TIPS WILL ALSO HELP ALL OTHER MODELS TO IMPROVE THERE FINGERPRINT SCANNER

    1 JUST MAKE SURE KEEPING IT IN STRAIGHT DIRECTION

    make sure that you have kept it straight
    i know not being able to use the fingerprint scanner with one hand is a pain but if you adjust that way the you’ll have much more success and comfort with it

    2 USE THE SCREEN ALSO FROM UPWARDS

    i asked some people that how they use the fingerprint scanner and was shocked to see that many dumb ones don't use the screen mentioned above main button which holds the fingerprint scanner in it
    so please start sliding finger right from the upper tip of the dotted space shown on screen to get good results

    3 REGISTER SAME FINGERPRINT PATTERN TWICE OR THRICE

    this is the master trick for improving accuracy believe me friends
    in our s5 we can register up to 3 fingerprints { I BELIEVE IN FUTURE THROUGH UPDATE FROM SAMMY WE CAN GET MORE }
    register the same pattern thrice and believe i get less error while unlocking the phone by fingerprint method

    THE LATEST UPDATE ALSO PROMISES OF IMPROVED FINGERPRINT SCANNER AND HEART SENSOR
    I CANNOT MAKE SURE OF FINGERPRINT SCANNER BUT HEART RATE SENSOR HAS BECOME MORE PRECISE THAN BEFORE


    SO MY FRIENDS PLEASE TRY THESE SIMPLE YET HELPFUL TRICKS TO IMPROVE YOUR FINGERPRINT SCANNER AND SEE IF YOU GET SOME GOOD RESULTS

    HAVE FUN WITH MINSTER GALAXY S5 :good::good::good::good::good::laugh::laugh:


    A SIMPLE THANKS BY YOU IS ENOUGH FOR ME
    3
    TL;DR?

    Debloaded guide:
    1.Keep it(???) in straight direction. (?)
    2.Drag finger on screen and downwards, as instructed.
    3.Record more patterns.


    :good:



    Tips from me.
    You can register several fingerprints in one "pattern", every swipe you do that is "successful" is recorded and will work fine. 'If I remember right there is 8 or 9 swipes, that will give you some room to have several prints in one "save".
    Don't do the same swipe over and over, do some variations and you will have a easier time to unlock.
    I recommend you do your thumb in a one hand grip aswell as your index-finger in the two and grip as instructed(but only use that one as a backup if thumb happens to fail).
    2
    The scanner is already pretty accurate. I can use three different fingerprints.

    And i think the title sould be " How to use the gs5 fingerprint scanner properly."

    Sent from my SM-G900H
    1
    I really don't see why people have such difficulty with the fingerprint scanner. Straight line down, not too fast...
    1
    LOL ?! I see no sense from this post ! Please close it !
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