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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner

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How do I get my finger image lock screen to work?

I swipe my finger like its says but its not getting my fingerprint

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The fingerprint scanner with the S5 is a little wonky. You're better off sticking to the PIN to unlock your device, as that is at least consistent.

You would have established a PIN as the backup unlock for your device, so enter that information and you'll be able to unlock it. You can then go ahead to change the type of lock your phone uses, if you wish to do so.

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My fingerprint lock option won't work when I lock my screen?

I registered my fingerprint and when I lock my phone, it won't work. The swipe option is still on the lock screen

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  1. 1
    Press the home button.
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    Tap on the "Apps" icon.
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  3. 3
    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap "Lock screen" under "Quick Settings".
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    Tap "Screen lock".
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    Enter your password if asked.
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    Tap on "Fingerprint".
    This will enable the fingerprint lock with your fingerprints that have been saved.
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I never set an alternative password on my phone and it has locked me out after several attempts with the fingerprint scanner?

How do I unlock my phone if I never set an alternative password and my fingerprint scanner has locked me out?

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I have forgotten my alternative password, how can I disable my fingerprint lock?

I can not remember my alternative password to unlock my Samsung S5 fingerprint lock

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How to unlock the phone when fingerprint won't work?

The password is unavailable. Anything possible?

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How can I disable the fingerprint scanner/alternate password option. I HATE IT?

I passed the "test" for the fingerprint scanner, now I have tried and tried and it does not recognize me as the same person. I am ill with cancer and sometimes I need to get into my phone quickly and this is just not a good option for me. I do not need high security because I rarely leave home but I AM HOME ALONE the majority of the the day so it is imperative for me to have quick access to my phone. I am aware of the the emergency calling feature. I would so appreciate any assistance you could provide. Thank you very much!!. I have tried: I have watched a YouTube video and followed the instructions to the best of my ability. It did not work on my particular phone.. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure, other than I have had problems from Day1 with this phone. I ordered an iPhone yesterday. I really despise this phone and it hates me too! LOL

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What needs to be done if the phone doesn't recognize your fingerprints and also have forgotten your alternative password?

My phone is having problems with fingerprint scanner and it doesn't accept my alternative password. I tried using all my prints but nothing seems to be working

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Won't allow me to disable fingerprints?

I did as instructed, but cannot open using finger registered and have to use the password. Tried to disable and won't allow it

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