Samsung Galaxy J7 V / J7 (2nd Gen.) - 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 dependent 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.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings icon > Biometrics and security.
  3. From the Biometrics section, tap Face Recognition.
    Note If presented, enter the current PIN, password, or pattern.
  4. Perform one of the following:
    • For first time setup:
      1. Tap Continue.
      2. If presented, select a lock screen option (e.g., Pattern, PIN, Password) then follow the steps to complete the process.
        Note If necessary, refer to Set Up Screen Lock for assistance.
      3. From the 'Are you wearing glasses right now?' screen, select 'Yes' or 'No' then tap Continue.
      4. Turn any of the following on On switch icon or off Off switch icon:
        • Face unlock: Unlock your phone when your face is recognized.
        • Stay on Lock screen: When you unlock with face recognition, stay on the Lock screen until you swipe.
        • Faster recognition: Improves speed but reduces security, increasing the possibility of a video or image being incorrectly recognized as your face.
        • Brighten screen: Increase screen brightness temporarily so your face can be recognized in the dark.
    • To remove face data:
      1. Tap Remove face data.
      2. To confirm, review the disclaimer then tap Remove.