Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Set Up Fingerprint Recognition

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 4 fingerprints can be registered on the device.


  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Biometrics and security Biometrics and security icon.
  3. Tap Fingerprints then tap Continue.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
    Note If necessary, refer to Set Up Screen Lock for assistance
  4. From the Scan your fingerprint screen, follow on-screen instructions to register fingerprint (as shown in the on-screen tutorial).
    Note Place finger on the fingerprint sensor and then lift off.
    Note Percentage indicates completion progress.
  5. From the Fingerprint added screen tap Done.


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