How To Set Up Fingerprint On Galaxy S22

Your Samsung Galaxy S22 has a sophisticated ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, which is a lot quicker than other fingerprint scanners used in other brands of Android smartphones. It is one of several security features that you should take advantage of if you’re an owner of a Samsung phone that has it.

Perhaps, one of the advantages of using the fingerprint scanner is that you can unlock your phone easily within a second or two. Just a single tap on the screen will bring you straight to the Home screen. Aside from that, it’s relatively easy to set up.

Setting Up Fingerprint Security

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Galaxy S22's fingerprint scanner is located in the lower-center area of the screen and you can easily set it up. Here's how you do it:

  1. Pull up the App Drawer and then tap Settings.

    This will open the Settings app and bring you to the screen where you can find most of the settings in your phone.

  2. Scroll down to find Biometrics and Security feature and once found, tap on it.

    This will show you all the biometrics security features in your phone.

  3. Tap Fingerprints. You will then be prompted to enter your security lock.

    It's important because by setting up the fingerprint unlock, you're actually changing your phone's security lock.

  4. Read the information on the screen and tap Continue.

    If it's the first time you've set it up, then there should be an information on the screen about the feature. You may read and then tap Continue to proceed.

  5. Start scanning the tip of your finger until it reaches 100%.

    You will have to lift your finger every after scan and then slightly change the position so that the scanner can scan the entirety of the tip of your finger.

  6. Once the scan is finished, tap Done.

    The fingerprint will then be saved.

  7. Now test it to see if it works. Press the power key once to lock the screen.

    Once you're on the lock screen, lightly press the finger you use to set up the feature over the sensor.

Tools
  • Fingerprint Scanner
Materials
  • Galaxy S22

If it lets you in, then you’re good to go. However, if it takes more than twice for the phone to scan before the screen is unlocked, then you’ll have to remove the fingerprint and replace it with a new one or add a new fingerprint.

Removing Fingerprint On Galaxy S22

You can only add up to 4 fingerprints and if there’s a fingerprint that doesn’t work properly, then remove it and have the same finger rescanned. Here’s how you do that:


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Step 1: Pull up the App Drawer and then tap Settings. This will open the Settings app and bring you to the screen where you can find most of the settings in your phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to find Biometrics and Security feature and once found, tap on it.

Step 3: Tap Fingerprints. You will then be prompted to enter your security lock.

Step 4: Tap the fingerprint you want to remove.

Step 5: Tap Remove at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 6: Select Remove at the bottom of the screen to confirm.

Step 7: The fingerprint you selected will then be removed.

Step 8: After that, follow the procedure above to have your finger scanned again.

Renaming Fingerprint on Galaxy S22

The default name of the prints saved in your phone is “fingerprint” followed by a number and it starts at 1. However, you are free to rename them and be as descriptive as possible. Here’s how you do that:

Step 1: Pull up the App Drawer and then tap Settings. This will open the Settings app and bring you to the screen where you can find most of the settings in your phone.

Step 2: Scroll down to find and tap Biometrics and Security feature.

Step 3: Tap Fingerprints. You will then be prompted to enter your security lock.

Step 4: Tap the fingerprint you want to rename.

Step 5: Now enter the name of the fingerprint and tap Save.

That should do it!

FAQs

  1. Is there a way to make my phone scan my fingerprint faster?

    You know, one of the reasons why a phone like the Galaxy S22 takes so long to scan your fingerprint is when the screen is dirty or has some smudges. Of course, the best way to solve that is to clean it. Just spray it with alcohol and wipe it off with a clean, dry cloth. That should make the scanning quicker.
    However, if the problem occurred after installing a new screen protector, especially third-party screen protectors, then it's not a problem with your phone's fingerprint scanner but the screen protector itself. It's up to you if you want to remove it or replace it with a new one.

  2. I registered fingerprints but I can't unlock my phone using fingerprint scanner. How do I fix it?

    If you've set the fingerprint security properly but it won't let you unlock your phone with it, then it's probably because the Fingerprint Unlock switch isn't enabled. During the set up, it will actually be enabled after registering the first fingerprint. But check to see if it's enabled or not. To do that, navigate to: Settings > Biometrics and security > Fingerprints. From there, make sure the Fingerprint Unlock switch is enabled.
    If it's already enabled and your phone is still not letting you unlock it using the fingerprint, then delete any fingerprint you've saved and have your prints scanned again. That should fix the problem.

  3. How do you do fingerprint on Samsung Galaxy S22?

    Before you can use the fingerprint recognition feature, you have to register any of your fingers to be used as the primary print for unlocking. Just follow the procedures above and you should be able to use such a cool security feature.

  4. How do I reset fingerprint on Samsung Galaxy S22?

    A fingerprint reset basically means to delete the existing print you've saved in your phone and have your fingers re-scanned. You have to do it manually, which means you have to delete each fingerprint one by one and have them re-scanned one after another as well.