How to Set Up Fingerprint Scanner on Galaxy Note 5

The brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have large 5.7-inch screens and top-of-the-line features, and one of the many new features is the much-improved fingerprint scanner for security. This quick guide will explain how to set up fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Back in 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 had a fingerprint scanner, but it wasn’t very good or accurate and required a weird swipe method. But the new Galaxy Note 5 has a much better fingerprint scanner, similar to the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6, and it only takes a few milliseconds to unlock the phone once you place your finger on the home button.

The Note 5 fingerprint reader can unlock the smartphone, make secure wireless mobile payments with Samsung Pay, sign in to accounts or websites, and even sign in to banking apps like Bank of America, thanks to a new update. Here we’ll explain how to set them all up and even add multiple fingers if users skipped this step during the initial setup.

We will set up multiple fingerprints as a security measure to protect your new Galaxy Note 5 from thieves or prying eyes and provide greater security overall. This is one of the few steps suggested and offered during the initial setup of the new Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, but many users and even retail store workers skip this step.

Note-5 fingerprints

As a result, users can enjoy this feature. Lock screen security and everything we mentioned above unless you enable it and go through the setup and complete all the steps. It is not mentioned again during use unless you call. So let’s get started.

To set up this feature for the first time or add more fingerprints, follow the steps outlined below.

Here’s a hands-on video that shows users how to set up, enable and add additional fingerprints for security on the Galaxy Note 5.

The Galaxy Note 5 will ask owners to put their finger on the home button, then lift it up again and do this repeatedly and at different angles to get a 100% accurate reading. Do this a few times until it completes and turns green after vibrating. It’s best to use the tip, the full fingerprint pad, turn it sideways and do it one-handed, or any other possible angles that users will try when using the smartphone. This provides the best possible reading for an accurate and fast fingerprint login experience. Don’t forget to repeat this for the 2nd or even 3rd finger.

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Samsung will also offer users the option to enter a “backup password”, which we highly recommend. This is an additional option and will help if fingers are wet or dirty, or if something happens to the fingerprint reader after years of use.

Galaxy Note 5 can store up to four different fingerprints, I made my thumb and index finger on both hands, but I deleted one and added my daughters thumb as well.

In the fingerprint settings menu, owners can enable a few more options of this feature. Sign in to websites with the tap of a finger, verify and sign in to a Samsung account, and even use it with Samsung Pay, which is in a limited beta and will be released later this month.

It’s also worth noting that many 3rd party apps add fingerprint technology support for easy login. A few popular ones are PayPal, Bank of America, LastPass and more. Follow the steps above and enjoy a conveniencer, safer, more meeting Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Haze experience.

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