Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - 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 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.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Biometrics and security.
  3. Tap Fingerprints.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
  4. If presented, tap Continue then select a lock screen option (e.g., Pattern, PIN, Password, etc.) then follow the steps to complete the process.
    Note Refer to Set Up Screen Lock for assistance.
  5. Locate the Home button below the display and place your finger on the sensor then lift.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary until the process is complete.
    Note For greater accuracy, finger placement should vary slightly each time.
  6. When prompted at 80%, tap Continue then repeat step 5 until the process is complete.
  7. Tap Add to set up more fingerprints, or tap Done.


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