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How to activate the fingerprint on the Samsung Galaxy S7

One of the accessories included in the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and in previous high-end models of the Korean company) it is a fingerprint reader. This, with the generation before the one that is currently in stores, managed to offer a spectacular performance, with a high degree of recognition and, also, with a very remarkable speed. If you don’t know how to use it, we will explain it to you.

This is a tutorial that should be considered basic. But we have found more than one user who, because the terminals of this manufacturer use the interface TouchWiz, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is no exception, they cannot find a way to set the corresponding configuration -which is also valid for the Samsung Galaxy S6-.

The truth is that you will see that there is nothing complex in achieving this and that, once you get used to using the fingerprint reader to remove the lock screenIt will be what you use for the high protection it offers and, of course, for its wide comfort. By the way, this accessory can also be used with the PayPal application and, of course, with Samsung Pay, the Korean mobile payment platform.

Steps to take with your Samsung Galaxy S7

The first thing is to enter the Terminal Settings, something you can do using the icon in the list of programs that has a cogged gear as an image. You will see a screen in which all the available options are listed, but the one that interests you is the one called Lock screen and security. Use it.

Now you must use the section called Fingerprints. Most likely, you do not have any recognized, so you have to execute the necessary process that begins by clicking on Add fingerprint. Follow the wizard, until it appears that everything is 100% complete. Now you will have one, but you can add some more if you wish.

The next thing is to set this security method as the one you use on the lock screen. This you do in Screen lock type. Here the last one you have to select will appear, which is called Fingerprints (and it will ask you to include a PIN or Pattern to be able to do this, if you have not defined it). Once this is done, you will have finished with your Samsung Galaxy S7.

Security options for Samsung Galaxy S7 lock screen

Others tutorials You will find them in this section of Android Help, where there are options that are useful for all types of devices with the Google operating system.