Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - 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 to access all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Biometrics and security Biometrics and security 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. Perform one of the following:
    • For first time setup:
      1. Review the info then tap Continue.
      2. Review the info, select 'Yes' or 'No' then tap Continue.
      3. Hold the tablet 8-20 inches away, position your face within the square displayed on-screen.
      4. From the 'Useful features' screen, tap the following switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off:
        • Stay on Lock screen
          Note When on, stay on Lock screen until you swipe.
        • Faster recognition
        • Note When on, when on faster face recognition but reduces security.
      5. Tap OK (at the bottom).
      6. Tap the Brighten screen switch to turn on Switch on or off Switch off.
        Note When off, greater security is provided making it harder to unlock your phone using an image or video.
    • To remove face data:
      1. Tap Remove face data.
      2. To confirm, review the disclaimer then tap Remove.