Set Up Fingerprint Recognition - Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 edge

Note Notes:

  • A fingerprint is utilized to unlock the device.
  • For the fingerprint scanner to operate, hands must be clean and free of moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc.
  • Up to four fingerprints can be registered on the device.

 

  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Lock screen and security.
  3. From the Biometrics section, tap Fingerprint Scanner.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
  4. If presented, tap CONTINUE and select a lock screen option (e.g., Pattern, PIN, Password) then follow the steps to complete the process.
    Note If necessary, refer to Set Up Screen Lock for assistance.
  5. Place your finger on the fingerprint sensor (Home key) until it vibrates then lift.
    Note View the on-screen tutorial for assistance.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary until the process is complete.
    Note For greater accuracy, finger placement should vary slightly each time.
  6. Tap DONE (lower-right).
  7. If presented, tap the Notifications switch (upper-right) to turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap DONE.
    Note When on, configure any of the following:
    • Hide content
      Note Tap to turn on or off.
    • Notification icons only
      Note Tap to turn on or off.
    • Transparency
      Note Slide the blue bar left or right to adjust the level while viewing the preview at the top.
    • Auto-reverse text color
      Note Tap to turn on or off.
      Note Reverses the color of notification text based upon background color.
  8. If presented, tap TURN ON (lower-right).

 

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