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

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My Galaxy no longer displays the fingerprint unlock and only asks for Alternative Password, which I do not know?

My Galaxy no longer displays the fingerprint unlock and only asks for Alternative Password, which I do not know.. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: No idea. So random.

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Hi, I have a Galaxy S6 Edge, but it doesn't show fingerprint option on screen. Would you mind helping me out? Thanks?

Hi, I have a Galaxy S6 Edge, but it doesn't show fingerprint option on screen. Would you mind helping me out? Thanks

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I want to use fingerprint with VPN?

I can't use fingerprint scanner with VPN

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The thing is that the fingerprint lock is rated as medium security level, and VPN requires a high security level. You may want to use PIN or password instead.

If you really wish to have both fingerprint and VPN features, delete all of the manual VPNs. Reboot your phone and delete the remaining VPNs, if there are any. This will enable the fingerprint option. Then, after removing all VPN connections, download and set up OpenVPN, OpenVPN Connect or StrongVPN.

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For example, to set up OpenVPN, you may need to download "OVPN" configuration files (you can get them from https://nordvpn.com/ or http://www.vpnbook.com/, for example) and put them onto the SD card of your phone. Launch OpenVPN. Press the menu button and select "Import". Tap on "Import profile from SD card". Tap the configuration files one by one and "Accept". Then, you can choose servers in the drop-down menu and enter your credentials (obtained after registering on the web site where you get the OVPN files). Tap on "Connect" and "Continue".

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Samsung Galaxy S5 stuck in "Enter Password"/"Emergency Call" screen?

My Samsung Galaxy S5 stuck in "Enter Password"/"Emergency Call" screen. Is there any way to get back to finger swipe mode without knowing the password? Thank you.. I have tried: Restarted phone, restarted phone while pressing down volume key. I think it was caused by: Phone was in my pocket, could a downloaded app do this?

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More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: I cannot get it to go back to finger print for unlocking the screen

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Lock and Unlock Samsung Galaxy S5's Screen Using the Fingerprint Scanner
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My fingerprint sensor on my Galaxy S5 has an error display message, how do I fix it?

I can't use my finger scanner on my device anymore, how do I get it fixed. I have tried: So far I have tried to register my fingerprints, but many times I tried and all I get is an error display message that an error has occurred with the fingerprints sensor. I think it was caused by: I don't have an idea

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