The debut of the Finger Scanner on the Galaxy Note 4 was not as popular as it was when it was launched on the Galaxy 55, however, the feature integrated in the home button is still accessible to enhance the security of your phone. Though the swipe scanner is not as convenient as what other devices offer, its setup is useful especially with its incorporation into the phone which helps for your Samsung Account, lockscreen,Paypal along with other apps.

The process of setting it up may be long, but its end results are advantageous. Here is a guide on how you can get your Finger Scanner fully functioning.

How to get started

One of the reasons you haven’t been enjoying the benefits of the fingerprint feature on your Note 4, is probably because the fingerprint recognition wasn’t initially enabled.

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To set it up; Go to Settings, navigate to the Personalization section then tap the Finger Scanner option. Here is where you will have control over anything Finger Scanner-related on your device.

Tap the Fingerprint manager entry, then on the next screen press OK and follow the instructions for your fingerprint registration. To accurately trace your full fingerprint, the guide will prompt you to swipe any of your fingers at least ten times, to accurately trace out the full print of your finger. You have the option of adding two more fingerprints later on, but at the first round, employing the thumb you often use to hold your phone would be the better option, for an easier swipe to unlock.

You can register your finger by swiping it across the home key in different angles, for a full print scanning of your entire finger. After reaching ten swipes, on the next screen, you have 10 more swipes which allow you to enhance recognition by tapping the Register entry.

On the final step, you will be required to type in a backup password just in case your phone is unable to recognize your print, for example if you are wearing gloves. For added security, the backup PIN or password need to be a minimum of six characters that include both letters and numbers.

Samsung provides you with the option of adding two more fingerprints for recognition. For registration, go to the Fingerprint manager and at the top tap + icon to begin the registration process for the new finger.

For de-registration of a fingerprint or to choose a different print, navigate back to the Finger Scanner menu, tap Fingerprint manager and then long-press the print of your choice. You will now be able to edit or delete one or all of the prints.

Making the most of the Fingerprint Scanner

Once you have scanned your fingerprints into your Note 4, you can now make use of it. It can be used to unlock your Note 4 when turning the screen on, using the built-in Samsung browser you can sign in to fingerprint-supported websites, authorize Paypal payments as well wherever it is necessary for your Samsung Account. Each of this features can be enabled or disabled independently in the Finger Scanner settings.

What is the best thing about a Galaxy Note 4 Finger Scanner? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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