How to set up facial recognition on Samsung Galaxy phones

How to set up facial recognition on Samsung Galaxy phones

Some smartphones are moving away from fingerprinting and using facial recognition for biometric security. If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, you can probably use both fingerprint and face unlock to log into your phone. We will show you how it works.

Before delving into it, it is important to understand that face unlock on Android devices, such as a Samsung Galaxy phone, is not as secure as Apple’s “Face ID”. IPhones use a variety of sensors to detect faces, while Android devices typically only store a photo of your face.

So you may not be able to use your face to authenticate mobile payments on an Android device, but it can still be a convenient way to unlock your phone. Let’s do it.

First, swipe down once from the top of your Samsung Galaxy device screen and tap the gear icon.

How to set up facial recognition on Samsung Galaxy phones

Then, go to the “Biometrics and Security” section.

biometrics and security section

Select “Face recognition”.

Facial recognition

If you have already enabled some kind of security method (PIN, pattern, etc.), you will be prompted to enter it now.

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You will see some introductory information on facial recognition. Tap “Continue” to proceed with the configuration.

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First, you will be asked if you wear glasses. You select “Yes” or “No” and tap “Continue”.

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The next step is to register your face. Hold the camera up until your face is in the frame. It will scan your face very quickly.

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