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Mobile phone's Fingerprint affections by Water or Drity [on hold]

I have a huawei nova 3i mobile device. Recently i had noticed some water on my mobile's fingerprint scanner so i quickly wipe it out by a dress, and i checked is fingerprint scanner still works. No ...
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Fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy Wide 2

My phone, Galaxy Wide 2 (SM-J727S) is a device made for students in South Korea, and it blocks internet, wifi, mobile data, and stuff like that (maybe an irrelevant information, but anyway). This "...
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An error has occurred with the fingerprint sensor

Shortly ago, my J7 Prime stopped recognizing my fingerprint. When I go to Settings -> Lock screen and security -> Fingerprint Scanner I get An error has occurred with the fingerprint sensor. If ...
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How to setup a finger specific app launch?

On my ZTE Axon 7 I had four fingers configured to start specific apps when the corresponding finger was pressed. That was very practical to be able to start an app like Evernote directly. On that ...
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Why does fingerprint sensor not work when phone is charging?

I often face this issue. The fingeprint sensor does not work and sometimes the touch also misbehaves when phone is charging. Why does this happen and how to fix this? I experienced this issue with ...
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Unlock with fingerprint instead of PIN after Device reboot or Device Locked by admin

Android has a security feature that requires the user to input PIN/Pattern/Password if the device was locked by an app using the Device Administrator permission or when the device is restarted. ...
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How to prevent Android tablet from asking password instead of using finger print?

My Samsung Galaxy TAB S3 sometimes, maybe once every 1 or 2 days, asks for my password instead of unlocking with my fingerprint. This is apparently "for my safety". However I prefer to always unlock ...
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Can I use my android phone as finger print, webcam, and mic for my windows 10PC?

I suppose I can buy a mic, a webcam, and a finger print censor for my windows 10. But I have all those in android phone already. Is there an easy way to do so?
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Disabling vibration when fingerprint authentication fails

I'm running Android Nougat 7.0 on a Wiko upulse lite phone. I would like to know whether there is a way to disable the vibration that is produced when fingerprint authentication fails. I ask because I ...
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How can I use the fingerprint sensor on my unencrypted phone?

Searching for the cause of decreased screen-on time after updating the firmware on my phone (the standby time is generally excellent), I realised it was not encrypted before, and as I had to change ...
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Disable assistant when I use fingerprint sensor

So, I have a Moto G5S+ which has a fingerprint sensor and I love it, it's super handy and useful to unlock apps and do payments. Problem is: when I keep it touched for too long, the app is minimized, ...
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Is there a way to disable fingerprint reader on OnePlus 5T?

I'm using a OnePlus 5T, which is running Android 8.1. Since the face-unlock works perfectly, I don't need the fingerprint reader much. In addition, I often touch the reader accidentally and the phone ...
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How often does Android 8.1 ask for a password instead of a fingerprint?

I use fingerprint to unlock my phone (Nokia 6 TA1033, upgraded to Oreo 8.1, not rooted). Sometimes it doesn't let me use fingerprint and asks for a password instead "for better security". I can't ...
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Fingerprint scanner disengages after high uptime?

On my UleFone Armor 2, the fingerprint scanner still occasionally works when tapping it to prevent the screen to switch off due to stand-by timeout, but not for unlocking the phone, when reaching 400 ...
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How to make Magisk request permission/fingerprint every time for certain apps?

I'm on Magisk v16 and I have a terminal app. I want it to require the user to use fingerprint every time this certain app requests root access. How do I do this?
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Disable fingerprint fail sound

When I accidentally touch fingerprint sensor when phone is locked, it emits a beep sound, meaning that scanning failed. Can I disable this annoying sound? I have a Huawei P10 with Android 7 OS.
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Allow fingerprint unlock but require password after a certain time limit

Currently with a Samsung Galaxy S8, but I believe this is common to other devices, I can setup fingerprint unlock which requires a password when the device starts up or if I fail to scan my finger ...
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How to unlock glitching fingerprint service forcing me wait for 30 minutes?

Samsung Galaxy S7 fingerpring is glitching: if my finger is wet or dusty, it is trying to detect this case and provide special processing for it. Unfortunately, it can't detect this well and this ...
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Fingerprint unlock and password multiple-attempt security

I have noticed that fingerprint unlocking on Android is pretty insecure. If you make 5 failed attempts (which is quite a lot), the phone just disables the scanner for 30 seconds and then re-enables it....
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Is a PIN reducing the security of a fingerprint based encryption?

Many smartphones and programs are using fingerprint's to secure the phone or encrypt data. In many cases, those programs want a PIN as backup authentification method. A PIN just got 10000 possible ...
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How to set up fingerprint unlock on Honor 6A?

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 ...
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Disable wake on fingerprint sensor

I've spent a lot of time editing /system/usr/keylayout/Generic.kl in trials to disable waking on sensor touch. What I've learned is that MENU and SLEEP "buttons", when assigned to key 353 (which is my ...
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Forgot alternative password for encrypted & fingerprint-protected Samsung Galaxy S5: how to reset it?

So I have an encrypted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 6.0 and set fingerprints for its lockscreen (fingerprint is set as lockscreen-type for the setting device encryption). Now it seems like I forgot ...
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How to reset mobile fingerprint

How to reset mobile fingerprint? Mobile Model : Lenovo vibe P1
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Xposed, disable pattern required on boot

On my phone, a Nexus 6p, rooted and obviously has Xposed, it asks for my pattern after every single boot, and I can't use my fingerprint. This is extremely annoying, and I dgaf about security. The ...
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Can I use Android Biometric to Authenticate 20+ Users

Is it possible to use a centralized biometric database with Android or am I limited to users having to create and register their fingerprints on the device lock-screen on each Android device? I have ...
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Nougat: force to enter PIN and disable fingerprint every hour or every 10th time

Is it possible to set Android 7 Nougat to ask for the PIN every hour or every 10th time, when using fingerprint to unlock a phone? The fingerprint unlocking is very convenient, but it seems not that ...
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Xiaomi 3s prime not able to read finger print on app lock

Phone: xiaomi 3s prime with android 6 and Miui 8. I use finger print lock for apps. When open such a apps, screen shows " couldn't read finger print. Please enter your pattern" But i forgot my ...
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Can I use full disk encryption and unlock it with fingerprint on Android 6.0?

I would love to encrypt my phone. But I would only do it if I can unlock it after boot using my fingerprint.
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Do fingerprints sent to the manufacturer?

In Android phones do fingerprints (of fingerprints reader)usually stored and validated locally or do they sent to a server? Specifically I want to know about oneplus I feel uncomfortable my ...
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Unlock by fingerprint only

When I initially set up my phone, I had to both choose a pattern and scan my fingerprint, for providing maximal security. Now, when I want to unlock my phone, I can choose, whether I want to do that ...
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Where does Android store fingerprint data?

I am looking for the files that correspond to the recorded fingerprints on my Nexus 6P and a way to "reset" the fingerprint system. Something similar to how Android stores lock screen settings (...
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Possible to quickly expire a fingerprint?

Let's say I wanted to quickly prevent my fingerprint from unlocking my phone; so that the next time the lock screen shows, a password is required. Is there a way to expire the fingerprint unlock ...
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LG G5 - Fingerprint Scanner gone

I have an issue with the LG G5. I bought it like 3 weeks ago and used it very carefully. Now just while using the fingerprint scanner went away. it said restart the phone. After restart even the ...
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Apps to lock screen asks for password after locking

I have a Moto G4 Plus, with fingerprint scanner fingerprint reader that is able to unlock(physical button) the phone by just giving the fingerprint, no password is required. I'm trying to implement a "...
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Completely disable the fingerprint sensor

I don't really like all the hype about the fingerprint sensor, I'd rather like to have it killed down, so that it doesn't register any fingerprints. On a desktop Linux I'd simply modprobe -r the ...
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How do I disable|reset the fingerprint scanner on the nexus 6p?

It doesn't work properly since I restored my twrp backup from my old 6p (this one is a replacement). I'd like to remove the fingerprints so I can reset the whole thing, how can I do that? When I turn ...
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How can I limit the number of fingerprint attempts before fallback to other login type?

I've got a Nexus 6P and would like to reduce the number of allowed failures before it blocks fingerprint as an allowed login mechanism - according to https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6285273 ...
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“Fingerprint hardware not available” after TWRP restore

A couple months ago I had to get a replacement for my Nexus 6P, so I did a full TWRP backup, copied it onto the new phone, and did a restore (note that I had to rename the backup folder so that TWRP ...
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How can I require my Android (latest version) phone to require BOTH a fingerprint and a password?

Setting up one or the other is easy, but I can't seem to activate both at once. Before anyone asks, my primary reason for wanting to do this is security.
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No fingerprint reader after adding self signed certificate

Cyanogen OS 12.1 running on a ZUK z1. I added a self signed CA certificate to the "trusted credentials". Since then android doesn't allow me to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock the screen anymore....
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Can I make Android require Fingerprint + PIN to unlock the screen?

I have a Galaxy S5 with a fingerprint reader. I'd like to be able to unlock my phone with a PIN or pattern unlock, but I also want to protect myself from shoulder-surfing. Is there a way to require ...
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Why is fingerprint lock considered less secure than pattern lock on Nexus 5X?

My Nexus 5X highly recommends to set up pattern lock in addition to fingerprint lock, and the pattern is asked upon every reboot. And my password manager (KP2A) recommends to use fingerprint unlock ...
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Galaxy S5 mini - Locked and I don't know the alternate password

For some reason my Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800) is locked and asking for the alternate password instead of my fingerprint. I already restarted it, took of the battery, but it always goes to the same ...
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How to unlock samsung tab with the fingerprint scanner not working

I have a samsung tab 2 and suddenly the fingerprint scanner stopped working and I'm not able to unlock my device. Now my device asking for backup password. Which as you all guess I do not remember. ...
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Make the phone always-listening to “OK Google” with fingerprint sensor on Nexus 5X

I have a Nexus 5X running Android 6 Marshmallow, and I want "OK Google" trained to my voice to work when the device is on but the screen is off. I also use fingerprint scanner for "smart lock"/screen ...
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How unlock S6 Edge When The Finger Print Scanner is Not Working?

My S6 edge was locked by finger print. It was working fine, but today while I was on bath my child was playing with my mobile and by mistake they tried finger print scanner, now my device is locked ...