Could please someone name the exact checkboxes I need (not) to tick on Honor 6A to have it unlock with my fingerprint? Fingerprint is configured and recognized in the settings, but the phone keeps asking for PIN every time.

  • Are you using another lockscreen application? Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 16:18
  • While I don't have the device, but basing on existing knowledge on lock screen options: do you use storage encryption? What lock screen options are available to you?
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 18:25

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Basically you have to set up a pin (or password) before you can enable fingerprints on the device, and you will be always required to enter the pin/password when you first boot or the first time you log into a protected user account.

After that point, if you have the fingerprint enabled for unlocking, you can use the fingerprint to directly wake and log in if you are using the default lock screen.

Many users have observed that if you have installed anything that overrides the lock screen, this will stop working, and you will need to use the PIN again.


  • Thank you very much for the enlightening link. I did have a 3rd party screen lock application active. Now that I removed it, my phone unlocks with a fingerprint as it should.
    – sigil
    Commented Oct 18, 2017 at 22:59
  • Anytime! I am glad you resolved the issue Commented Oct 19, 2017 at 6:00

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