LG Stylo 3 is equipped with a fingerprint reader. Users have the option to utilize this feature or not. For me it comes down to security and ease of use. While fingerprint scanners on phones can be dooped it takes more to it than just capturing a copy of your print. Therefore I am not too worried about the theft part. The ease of use though is my main attraction to the service.
With the use of the fingerprint reader users can gain immediate access to the device without having to type in a password or draw a crazy connect the dot pattern. This makes for quicker access and use of the device easier. Some advantages of using the fingerprint scanner also allow the unlocking of content in the gallery or quickmemo+. When tied to a secure application needing a pin or password to access it will allow the bypass of this to access the application. In order to use the Fingerprint option users must have enabled the secured lock feature on the phone. The Secure lock feature uses a knock knock code, pin number, or patter to unlock the phone. This is needed as a option login should the fingerprint reader become damaged or there is an issue reading your print.
To setup and use the fingerprint option access the settings menu - General Tab - Fingerprint & Security section. Here simply select add a finger. The screen will then change to advise you to place your finger on the sensor. The sensor is located on the back of the phone and is embedded in the home button used to turn on and off the device. Lightly place the finger you wish to use on the sensor and then remove and replace it again. Make sure you move you finger around capturing the different angles. Once the capture is complete select ok. It is recommended to scan at least one other finger to utilize as a backup. I typically have a finger on each hand scanned. If you want to delete a finger simply delete it from within this same section.
Now test out the sensor by turning the screen off and then utilizing one of your scanned fingers lightly touch the sensor. The response should be immediate and the phone should unlock. If after multiple attempts it fails the fall back would require you to re-enter your secure lock option. A few precautions to understand that can cause non-recognition. If the power button becomes damaged or scratched fingerprint reading may not work. If the finger used is damaged or wet or the sensor is wet or has dust it may not read properly. Always place the finger flat on the sensor do not bend or just use the tip as it may not be recognized.
Enjoy the new ease of use when utilizing your phone. Remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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