Use a Fingerprint Lock on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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    In order to unlock the phone with our fingerprint, we need to have our phone unlocked.
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    Once the phone has been unlocked, we swipe down from the top of the phone.
    This will open the notifications panel. On the upper-right side, we will note a white gear-shaped icon.
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    We tap on the gear-shaped icon one time.
    The "Settings" panel will be shown.
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    Once we've tapped the icon, we need to find and tap the "Lock screen and security" option in "Quick settings".
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    Alternatively, we scroll down.
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    Under "Personal", we can also find "Lock screen and security".
    We tap it once. At the very top, under "Lock screen", we will see the "Screen lock type" option.
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    We tap on "Screen lock type" one time.
    Under the "Screen lock type", the second-to-last option is "Fingerprints".
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    We tap on "Fingerprints" once.
    This will allow us to enable the fingerprint lock.
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    We need to enter our back-up password or use our fingerprint to set up the lock.
    We have a VisiHow tutorial on how to add fingerprints and on how to set them up. The tutorial is available on VisiHow at Add a Fingerprint to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This tutorial is a necessary part of the whole process.
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    Once we've set our lock, we need to tap one of the following:
    • "Show content", where all of the content will be shown on the lock screen, including incoming email messages, SMS messages, notification, and so on;
    • "Hide content", where email messages or contents of SMS messages will not be shown; but notifications that we will have received will be shown;
    • "Do not show notifications", where no content will be visible on the lock screen.
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    When we are satisfied, we can tap on the back button.
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    Alternatively, we can just press the home button.
    We'll be taken back to the home screen.
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    Now that we are back on the home screen, we are going to press the lock button one time.
    This will lock our phone.
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    We press the lock button once more.
    Pressing the lock button again will give us a pop-up message that we can use a back-up password or a fingerprint to unlock the phone. Swiping will not work.
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    Let's press and hold our finger against the home button.
    The phone will be unlocked. It's that simple. That's VisiHow.
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