Reset and Disable Face Unlock on Samsung Galaxy S4

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This is part of the Howikis on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. The link to the mother Howiki is here - USE SAMSUNG GALAXY S4

One of Samsung Galaxy S4's cool feature is the face unlock. Once activated, your phone will scan your face and once matched with the face on file, your phone will unlock itself automatically. However, this may not function properly as different and lighting may alter the face recognition. Should you feel the need to change the face unlock with a new Face for whatever purposes you have in mind, you can simply disable face unlock. Once disabled, your phone will delete the stored face. You can then setup a new face unlock.

Disabling Face Unlock on Samsung Galaxy S4

If you want to reset your face unlock, you can disable it and make a new one. To disable, you may need to follow on the steps below.

  1. 1
    Go to your Home Screen and touch Menu button (lower right, soft button)
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  2. 2
    On the Menu display, tap on Settings
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  3. 3
    On the Settings sub-menu, tap on My Device
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  4. 4
    On the My Device sub-menu, tap on Lock Screen
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  5. 5
    On the Lock Screen sub-menu, tap on Screen Lock
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  6. 6
    You will be asked to enter the PIN, enter it.
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  7. 7
    Tap on None
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  8. 8
    Congratulations
    !
    Your Screen Lock has been successfully disabled!
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  • Take note that all other locks will be disabled too namely the Swipe lock, Face and Voice Lock, Pattern Lock, PIN Lock, Password Lock.

Setting Up a New Face Unlock

When you have disabled your Face Unlock, setting up a new Face unlock will allow you to make a new Face Unlock on your Samsung Galaxy S4. A Howiki article has already been made on how to Setup Face Unlock on Samsung Galaxy S4. For completion and uniformity purposes, this Howiki will show it again:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home Screen and touch Menu button (lower right, soft button)
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  2. 2
    On the Menu display, tap on Settings
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  3. 3
    On the Settings sub-menu, tap on My Device
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  4. 4
    On the My Device sub-menu, tap on Face Unlock Screen
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  5. 5
    On the Lock Screen sub-menu, tap on Screen Lock
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  6. 6
    On the Screen Lock sub-menu, tap on Screen Lock
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  7. 7
    A warning sign will be shown about the dangers of Face unlock during driving
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    Read and understand it then tap on Next
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  8. 8
    A few reminders about the Face Unlock feature will be shown
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    Read and understand it then tap on Set it up.
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  9. 9
    A few reminders on how to get the best results for Face Unlock feature will be shown
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    Read and understand it then tap on Continue.
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  10. 10
    You will be taken to the Set up Face Lock screen
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    Adjust your device so your whole face is inside the dotted line on the screen. If the device recignizes a face, it will automatically capture the face and shows a "Face captured." message. Tap on Continue after the capture.
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  11. 11
    You will be allowed to choose between a backup PIN or pattern
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    This will be your backup unlock code in case the Face Unlock will fail to recognize your face (reason why you need to reset Face Unlock). Tap on a preferred backup code.
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  12. 12
    If you chose pattern, enter the pattern code.
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  13. 13
    Re-enter the pattern to confirm
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  14. 14
    If you chose PIN, enter a numeric PIN of up to 16 digits
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  15. 15
    Renter the PIN to confirm
    .
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  16. 16
    Tap on OK
    .
    Congratulations! You are done with the setup.
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  17. 17
    You should be able to see the words Face Unlock below the Screen Lock
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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