Not so long ago, smartphone manufacturers have introduced a new level of security for Android devices, adding the fingerprint scanner. This is a very smart feature, which is able to lock the screen and applications, and in order to unlock them, you just need to attach your finger to the scanner.
Let’s see how to set fingerprint password in Android.
Instruction for most Android smartphone looks roughly the same:
To add another finger, follow the instructions starting from the step 5. Now you understand how to enable fingerprint on Android, let’s look at how you can use this feature.
Some applications may store confidential information that we do not want anyone to see, so in order to make sure your sensitive information is safe, you can use the guest mode feature or just lock the application with password and fingerprint.
Let’s look at the example of MIUI 8.2:
You learned how to install a fingerprint on any application in MIUI 8.2. These settings can also be located in other places depending on your smartphone model, tell me which smartphone model you have in the comments below, and I will help you find them.
Confirmation of payments with fingerprint fingers is very easy and very safe because nobody except you is able to make a purchase.
You’re done! Now before the purchase, your smartphone will request a fingerprint!
It may sound weird, but the scanner can be used not only for security purposes but also for the sake of convenience. Let’s look at some interesting options of using the scanner.
Smartphones with fingerprint scanners have a feature of taking photos when you touch the screen, which is enabled by default. It comes in very handy for taking selfies, especially if the scanner is located on the back panel of the device.
Yes, you can turn off the alarm, just touching the scanner for a few seconds, and it is very convenient. If you are using a third-party alarm, you can enable or disable this feature in the settings.
On some smartphones, the fingerprint scanner can be used as “Back” button and “Home” button at the same time, if you place your finger on it for 1 or several seconds respectively.
When you have an incoming call, instead of swiping your finger across the screen, you can simply touch the scanner and answer the call.
As you can see, the fingerprint scanner can be used not only to lock your Android device. And how do you use your fingerprint scanner? Share your methods in the comments below!