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Power off phone

(Topic created on: 08-11-2019 08:14 PM)
Troop3r
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Loving the beta but I noticed today when I powered off my phone I had to use my fingerprint to shut it down after i tapped the power off icon, is it just for the beta or will it be like it all the time now?Screenshot_20191108-190910_Settings.jpg

 

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Graykenhill
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Just tested it and I'm the same, sure it wasn't like that before on android 9, don't really know what it achieves, bit pointless really 

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Troop3r
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Bit strange really having to use fingerprint to shut down the phone

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Gavinh
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I'm not sure if it is part of the update but since the s7 i believe when your phone is locked and you try turning the phone off it will ask for pin or finger which is a security feature incase its stolen it cant be turned off which makes it easier for find my mobile. 

Troop3r
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@Gavinh it's the first time I have ever seen it  on any of my samsung phones I've owned, bit strange to use fingerprints to turn off phone but what u say about stopping others from turning off phone seems a good idea.

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It's always been on the lock screen (when the phone is locked) I'm guessing it's part of the update as I have it on the screen aswell which it's never asked for my finger print or pin unless the phone was locked, like I say I believe its been around since the S7.
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Troop3r
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When u press the power button u get this and when u press it againWhen u press the power button u get this and when u press it again

 

It goes to this and press the power off icon it changes toIt goes to this and press the power off icon it changes to

 

Screenshot_20191108-190910_Settings.jpg

 

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Gavinh
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Yeah same as mine but this is new now if you lock the screen and try it that 1 has always been their.
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BenGinders
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It does make sense in a way, if someone steals a phone the first thing they try to do is switch it off so you can't find it... This way I guess they can't 

On my S10+ powered by Android 10 improved by One UI 2.0,
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Mikey89
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The phone can be switched off anyway if you press volume down+bixby+power button. I can't see the reason for the fingerprint confirmation.

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