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I'm using a OnePlus 5T, which is running Android 8.1. Since the works perfectly, I don't need the fingerprint reader much. In addition, I often touch the reader accidentally and the phone gets unlocked without my intention.

I only see the following settings related to fingerprint.

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When I click a fingerprint, there are two options:

  • Rename fingerprint
  • Delete fingerprint

I couldn't find any option to disable the fingerprint reader. Actually I don't know what happens when all fingerprints are deleted, but I don't want to delete them.

Is it possible to disable the fingerprint reader without deleting fingerprints?

Edit: I use my fingerprint to sign in to some apps, thus I want to disable fingerprint-unlock only.

  • What's holding you off from deleting the fingerprints? Are you using them elsewhere? – Andy Yan Aug 3 '18 at 15:29
  • @AndyYan I haven't discovered what else I can or cannot do with the fingerprints yet, so I want to keep them. (P.S. I've been using this phone for 2 days) – ahmedus Aug 3 '18 at 20:46

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