Use Fingerprint to Verify Samsung Account and Purchase via PayPal on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor feature does not only allow you to unlock your device using your fingerprint, it also has additional functions that will help make your online verification and payments easier. Using your Fingerprint, you can verify your Samsung account or pay for purchases using Paypal.

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Verify Samsung Account Password Using Fingerprint on Samsung Galaxy S5

Normally, when you enter your Samsung account, you need to input your password to verify your ownership of the account. By registering your fingerprint on your Samsung Galaxy S5, you can verify your Samsung account password just by swiping your finger over the fingerprint sensor. To do that, follow these procedures:

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  1. 1
    Get to your device's Home screen.
    Press the Home button once or press the back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    Notification Bar.
    To get to the Notification Bar on your Galaxy S5 - with your finger, pull down the Notification Bar by starting at the very top of your screen and moving to the very bottom of your screen.
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    Settings.
    From the Notification bar, tap on the "Settings" icon located on the upper right part of your phone's screen.
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    Touch Finger Scanner.
    From Settings, tap on the "Finger Scanner" icon to open the Finger Scanner page.
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    Verify Samsung Account.
    From Settings, tap "Verify Samsung Account", to get to the page to turn the feature on.
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    Turn on Verify Samsung Account.
    From this page, drag the switch button to the right, to turn the feature ON, and enter the password for your Samsung account. Tap on Confirm, to confirm action.
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    You have turned on the feature to use Fingerprint to verifying your Samsung account password.
    The next time you need to enter your Samsung account password, you just have to use the fingerprint sensor to save you time.
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Pay for Paypal Purchases Using Fingerprint on Samsung Galaxy S5

If you're using Paypal to shop online, you can use your fingerprint to pay for your purchases.

  1. 1
    Go to your device's Home screen.
    Press the Home button once or press the back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    Pull down your Notification bar.
    From your Galaxy S5's Home screen, get to the Notification bar by doing a swiping gesture from the top of your screen, to the very bottom.
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  3. 3
    Tap on Settings.
    From the Notification bar, tap on the "Settings" icon located on the upper right part of your phone's screen.
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  4. 4
    Touch Finger Scanner.
    From Settings, tap on the "Finger Scanner" icon to open the Finger Scanner page.
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  5. 5
    Touch "Pay Using PayPal" to get to the next page.
    There you can make a payment to Paypal using your fingerprint.
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    Tap on "Install" beside "FIDO Ready™ Support" and tap on the "Link" button next to your PayPal account.
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    Follow the instructions on the next screen to get to PayPal's official site where you can sign in and register your Fingerprint.
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    You have successfully enabled Paypal payments using your Fingerprint.
    You can now login onto Paypal using your registered fingerprint.
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Questions and Answers

I have followed every instruction on enabling PayPal payments using fingerprint, but I am not able to activate the feature.

Am I missing something?

First, enabling the feature requires you to have an internet connection. You need to be connected to a WiFi network or have the data connection enabled on your phone. Also, some countries and regions do not support PayPal due to some restrictions. Currently, PayPal is available in 202 countries (25 currencies). If your country is not on the list, then you may not be able to use this feature on your phone. You can check on PayPal's official list of supported countries to know if your region is supported or not.

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Is using the fingerprint feature for PayPal payment safe for me? How safe is it?

Logging into PayPal using your fingerprint is safe. Breaches on security will always be an issue, but if you secure your phone as much as you take care of your password, then there won't be a problem. In fact, using this feature is safer than the conventional password for these reasons:

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  • Payments will be specific to your phone. Unlike a usual password, where you can use it from any device that has an internet connection, paying with PayPal using your fingerprint requires you to use the same phone you registered with.
  • Avoid snoopers. You don't have to worry about people peeking over your shoulder when you type in your password, and perhaps using it another time.
  • No losing passwords. Not only don't you have to worry about where you store your passwords, or losing them. No one will be copying your fingerprint.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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