Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Set Up Face Recognition

Note Notes:

  • Facial recognition is utilized to unlock the device.
  • For optimal performance, ensure you are indoors or away from direct sunlight.
  • If synced to a corporate exchange account, the availability of this option is dependant upon the policies of your IT admin.


  1. From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Biometrics and security Biometrics and security settings icon .
  3. Tap Face Recognition.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
    Note If necessary, refer to Set Up Screen Lock for assistance
  4. Do one of the following:
    • For first time setup:
      1. Tap Continue.
      2. Review the info then tap Continue.
      3. While holding the phone 8-20 inches away, position your face within the square displayed on-screen.
      4. From the Useful face recognition features screen, tap switches to turn on Switch on or off Switch off  then tap OK.
    • To remove face data:
      1. Tap Remove face data.
      2. To confirm, tap Remove.