Complete guide how to set up fingerprint phone lock in android

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Among the many phone lock options available in android phone, some phones also fingerprint phone lock as one of the options.

There are android phone users who may want to use the fingerprint phone lock option but do not know how to set it up.

Here is a complete guide to set up fingerprint phone lock on android phones, should in case you have been searching for how to get it done.

You’ve finally landed on the right page that will teach you how to set up android phone fingerprint lock.

Before we proceed, you might want to be sure that your phone is one of the phones that is fingerprint enabled to execute this.

If your phone supports fingerprint, you will have the “Fingerprint” option listed among other phone lock options in your phone.

If you don’t see it there, then it might be because doesn’t have fingerprint scanner.

There are 2 common locations where your phone fingerprint can be located, either on the home key at the bottom of the phone screen or below the rear camera.

The location of the fingerprint varies, depending on the phone manufacturing brand and model.

Irrespective of where the fingerprint of your phone is located, this guide will walk you through how to set up fingerprint phone lock.

The fingerprint may not be only for unlocking the phone, there may some private areas in the phone that needs to be granted access to files and document in that location before it can be viewed.

Like myself, If you pick up my phone; you will just slide to open it.

That does not mean that you have access to some location on my phone I wish to keep private.

Enough of the stories!

Let me take you through the steps on how to set up fingerprint on android phones.

How to set up fingerprint phone lock on android

  • Make sure your phone has fingerprint sensor if you are not sure if your phone has; check this list of phones with fingerprint sensor.
  • Now that you know that your phone has, navigate to the “Security” section in your phone settings (where you set up other phone lock options)
  • Tap on “Fingerprint”
  • If there is any fingerprint added to the phone already, you will need that fingerprint or security password before you are granted access to this section where you can delete fingerprints or add more
  • Under fingerprint management, tap on “Add fingerprint”
  • Now you should be presented with a screen similar to the image below:How to set up fingerprint phone lock in android
  • Now you will have to place the finger you wish to be using as your phone’s fingerprint on the fingerprint sensor
  • In some phones, you may need to place your finger severally until you get this message “Fingerprint has been added successfully”
  • Now tap on the “Done” button and you are done!

By default, the fingerprint you just added to the phone will be named as “Finger1” 2, 3 or 4, depending on how many fingerprints has been added to the phone.

You can also rename the fingerprint to a name you can easily recall.

You can add the fingerprint of your spouse too, even your neighbor.

Anyone you want to grant access to the phone, you are free to add his or her fingerprint to the phone using the steps I outlined above.

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