The fingerprint sensor of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a built-in technology that serves as a general authentication method, fully personalized. It isn’t just about the fact that you can set up the device to unlock exclusively when scanning your personal fingerprint. It is also about the fact that you can set up to 5 different fingerprints, which means that four of your most trusted friends or relatives can also get the possibility to unlock the phone using their fingerprint alone.
Of course, you don’t have to use all the 5 fingerprints at once. Previously saved fingerprints can be easily deleted, thus denying that person’s access, whenever you want. All these can be achieved from a special menu labeled as such, Fingerprints, listed under the Lock Screen and Security >> Screen Lock Type menus of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 general settings.
Take a look in there, following our instructions from below, and see what you have to do. The finger scanner will prove useful in different situations, not just with your regular daily unlocks. Wherever a password is required, you should be able to use the fingerprint reader instead, on various web pages as well as on sign-in pages or throughout the process of downloading who knows what app.
The actual steps for setting up the finger scanner on Galaxy Note 8
Forget trying to memorize passwords or unlock patterns that you are scared someone might notice when you use it to unlock the phone. Use the built-in fingerprint scanner and unlocking your phone will be easier than ever:
- Turn on the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone;
- Go to Settings, right at the Lock Screen & Security section;
- Select the Fingerprint option listed in there and use the +Add Fingerprint option;
- From there, just stick to the requirements as they are prompted on the display – it will show you what to do to get your fingerprint scanned and activated;
- Before you leave the settings, don’t forget to select a backup password as well;
- Confirm with the OK button that you want to Enable Fingerprint Lock and that was all.
The next time you’ll try to use your smartphone after the screen got locked, you’ll be able to scan your fingerprint to unlock it. How cool is that?
Assuming you have followed the steps described above, you should probably feel much safer. Whenever your smartphone is accidentally lost or intentionally stolen, the access to the data stored on it will be blocked by your active fingerprint authentication method. This, of course, won’t bring the phone back to you, but it’s still comforting knowing that no one will see your personal information. Use the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 fingerprint scanner with confidence!