Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - Set Up Iris™ Recognition

Note Notes:

  • Iris recognition is utilized to unlock the device.
  • If synced to a corporate exchange account, the availability of this option is dependant upon the policies of your IT admin.
  • For optimal performance, ensure you are in a well lit environment and not wearing contact lenses or sunglasses.


Caution Cautions:

  • To protect your eyes, keep the screen at least 8 inches away during iris recognition.
  • Don't attach unapproved screen protectors (privacy protection films, tempered glass protectors, etc.) to your device.
  • Don't use iris recognition with infants. Doing so may damage their eyesight.
  • Anyone with a history of symptoms linked to an epileptic condition should consult with a physician prior to using the iris scanner.


  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 Irises.
    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 disclaimer then tap Continue.
      2. From the 'Iris registration' screen, if preferred select an option then tap Continue.
      3. While holding the phone 10-14 inches away, open your eyes wide and look at the screen.
        Note Position your eyes within the circles shown on the screen until your irises have been registered.
        Note If necessary, follow any additional instructions to complete the process.
      4. If presented, select option for unlocking your phone:
        • Face
        • Irises
        • Intelligent scan
    • To remove irises:
      1. Tap Remove iris data.
      2. To confirm, review the disclaimer then tap Remove.