The fingerprint sensor on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3 phone has been known to malfunction. This can be due to part a malfunctioning fingerprint sensor, and/or issues with enabling or disabling it. After describing how the fingerprint sensor works, there will be instructions for fixing it.
How To Use Fingerprint Sensor On Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3
If you want to make sure your fingerprint sensor is turned on, just go to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Screen Lock Type > Fingerprints. Follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. You can add and remove fingerprints as needed. Using the fingerprint sensor allows you to access your phone without having to type in a passcode or swipe a security pattern. Use the guide below to set up your fingerprint sensor.
Set up the Fingerprint Sensor on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3
- Power on the Huawei
- Open Settings and select “Lock Screen and Security”
- Select on Fingerprint; select +Add fingerprint
- Follow the instructions until 100% of your fingerprint has been scanned
- Set a backup password
- Select Ok to Enable Fingerprint Lock
- To unlock your phone simply hold your finger on the home button
How to disable Fingerprint Sensor on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3
There are times when you may want to turn off the fingerprint sensor on Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3 phone. While this is similar to the Touch ID found on the Apple iPhone, some users don’t like it. To turn off the fingerprint sensor, follow the following instructions:
- Power up your Huawei phone.
- From the Home screen, go to the Menu.
- Select Settings.
- Select Lock screen and security.
- Select Screen Lock Type.
Next, you’ll have to use your fingerprint to turn off this feature. You can change the Huawei feature to a different method to unlock the lock screen with the following options:
After you have changed the way that you unlock Huawei P20/P10/P9/P8/Honor 10/9/8/7/Mate 10/9/8/Y9/Y5/Y3, you’ll be able to disable the fingerprint sensor.