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Sprint Product Ambassadors: Authorize Paypal Transactions Using Your Fingerprint on the Galaxy S5!

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There are some pretty cool things going on in the world of mobile payment, and Samsung and Paypal are at the forefront with the ability to use your fingerprint to authorize payments and transfers on the new Galaxy S5.  Infinitely more secure than a 4 digit PIN or password, fingerprint scanning is the next frontier of biometric authentication for mobile, and what better area to explore than mobile and what better device to push the boundaries on than the excellent GS5?

We've already walked through how fingerprint scanning works on the GS5..

Sprint Product Ambassadors: How Does the Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Work?

.. but let's take a closer look at how to set your fingerprint up with Paypal.

First of all, you'll need to download the Paypal app from Google Play, currently version 5.4.3.  Initially, the version that worked with the GS5 was version 5.4.12 and was only available via the Samsung Apps store, but an even newer version is now in Play.

Next, you'll need to set up the fingerprint scanner on the GS5 to link your print to your Paypal account.

Tap the Menu button on your phone.

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Finger Scanner.
  • Tap Pay with PayPal.
  • Tap Install.
  • Tap Link.
  • Tap Link Fingerprint if you already have a PayPal account, and then log in to it. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you’ll need to sign up for a one.
  • Download PayPal app (if not already installed)

You will have to log in to your PayPal app at least once using your email and password or mobile phone number and PIN before you start seeing Fingerprint as a login option.

Once you are all set up, you can launch the Paypal app and get logged in.  From there, you will be presented with a menu:


If you choose to transfer money (for example), once you tap Transfer, you are prompted to scan your fingerprint:


Once that's done, boom, you're in!  Simple as that!


Super convenient, easy to set up and secure; what more could you ask for in a mobile payment option?

Try it, you'll like it!  We know we do!

Until next time,

The Product Ambassador Team

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company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint
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