The Samsung Galaxy also has an unlock feature using facial recognition. Here’s how to set it up
How to set up face unlock on Samsung Galaxy
More and more smartphones are moving away from fingerprints in favor of facial recognition for biometric security. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can probably use your fingerprint and face unlock to log into your phone. We will show you how.
Before we get into it, it is important to point out that face unlock on Android devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy phone, is not as secure as Apple’s Face ID.
iPhones use a variety of sensors to detect faces, while Android devices usually store only an image of your face.
So you may not be able to use your face to authenticate mobile payments on your Android device, but it can still be a convenient way to unlock your phone.
- To get started, swipe down once from the top of the Samsung Galaxy screen and tap the gear icon.
- Then go to the “Biometrics and Security” section, and thus select “Facial Recognition”.
- If you have already enabled another type of security method (PIN, fingerprint, pattern, etc.), you will be asked to enter it.
- You will see some introductory information on facial recognition. Click Continue to proceed with setup.
- Here you will be asked if you wear glasses. Select Yes or No and click Continue.
- The next step will be to register your face. Lift the camera up until your face is in the frame. The system will scan the face very quickly.
- Once a face is scanned, you will be given the option to require a swipe on the lock screen even if a face is detected. This is a way to make sure that your phone doesn’t bypass the lock screen right away if you don’t want to. Activate or deactivate and click Done.
The settings are ready. If you wish, you can click “Add Alternate Look” to scan your face again.
There are also a number of additional options on the Face Recognition page:
- Faster identification: Allows for faster unlocking but can be tricked more easily.
- Requires eyes to open: For added security, eyes must be opened to unlock the device.
- Screen lightening: To help you in dark situations, the screen will light up to scan your face.
Now that you have the facial recognition system enabled, your Galaxy device will look for your face every time you activate it. When the lock icon shows that the phone is unlocked, you will know that the procedure was successful.
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