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Not sure about the latest update...

(Topic created on: 29-07-2021 01:37 PM)
ALSY
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Galaxy S20 Series
So the last update suggested it brought improved security. I'm not so sure this morning. 

As usual, my fingerprint unlock failed (it's inconsistent at best, but that's another story). A message came up warning me that as my fingerprint had failed 5 times I would need to press the power button and then swipe up to enter my PIN.

So, I killed the screen, brought it back and then swiped up... And my phone unlocked, just like that, no pin. I do have smart unlock configured to open the phone when my watch is close by, but that first look of the day usually requires but PIN.

Just wondering if anyone else has found their phone much easier to access since the last update.

Cheers.
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Gavinh
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Galaxy S20 Series
Add your finger print atleast twice om the same finger
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BandOfBrothers
Superuser II
Superuser II
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Galaxy S20 Series

Hi @ALSY 

 

I've not noticed any loss of security when accessing my phone to be honest.

Double check everything looks set up right in your Biometrics and Security section.

<span;>A couple of tips I picked up when setting up the finger prints are.

When setting up take x3 scans with each thumb and then rotate the phone around when taking further prints of each thumb so your phone can read both thumbs from the same finger print scan. Scan your prints as you would normally hold the phone.

<Also using two fingers when setting up one fingerprint works pretty well.

Go into Settings . Biometrics and Security.  Biometrics Preferences . Turn Off Screen Transition Effect.

Then go into Settings and search for Optomise Battery Usage. Tap in Optimise  Battey Usage  tap to show All and scroll down to com.samsung.android.biom and toggle Off

For me this improved the fps on my Note.

I also have dry skin on my fingers and so find it sometimes beneficial to moisten my fingertip by breathing on it before unlocking the phone.


Current Phone > Samsung Z Fold³ 5G.