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Using Fingerprint Sensor On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

You might want to know a thing or two about the Fingerprint Sensor if you own a Galaxy S8 or a Galaxy S8+ Plus. The Fingerprint reader on Samsung Galaxy S8 allows you to use Android Play or Samsung to log into apps and websites with your fingerprint as your password.

To know how to use the Fingerprint Sensor on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, go to Settings> Lock Screen> Screen Lock Type> Fingerprints and follow the guidelines to enable you to set up the fingerprint scanner on your Galaxy S8. Afterwards you can go back and either remove or add more fingerprints that match with your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus Fingerprint Sensor.

One of the main reasons why you should know how to set up your Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor is to enable you to use your thumb to unlock the smartphone with one hand. Another reason to have the Fingerprint scanner on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is that you won’t have to type in passwords every time you visit a different website with a sign-in page or similarly, when downloading different applications to verify a Samsung account.

Here are some guidelines to set up the much-improved Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Sensor.


How to set up Fingerprint sensor on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus

It is now a hell lot easier to protect your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus with the new built in fingerprint scanner. You actually won’t need to alter any patterns or passwords to unlock your smartphone. Its amazingly simple to set up and use for the first time. Just;

  1. Turn on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus.
  2. Go to Settings> Lock screen and security
  3. Select ‘’Fingerprint’’ then ‘’add fingerprint’’
  4. Follow the guidelines until your fingerprints have been 100% scanned
  5. Set up a back-up password
  6. Select ‘’ok’’ to enable Fingerprint lock
  7. Then unlock your phone by simply holding your finger on the home button.


In case your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus is stolen, the fingerprint can help keep your data safe but it can’t return your phone.


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