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LG G5 - FINGERPRINT ID

Operation Cell Phones, Mobile Accessories, Smart Watches, Tablets Last Updated 04/02/2016
LG G5 FINGERPRINT ID

Fingerprint ID provides another layer of security. In addition to securing your phone and locking contents, it also allows you to make secure mobile payments.

Note: Fingerprint ID is used simultaneously with Knock Code, PIN, Pattern, or Password. Features and capability may vary by carrier.


To setup Fingerprint ID

  1. Open Settings  > General tab > Fingerprints & security   > Fingerprints.

Note: To register fingerprint, you need to first set security lock (knock code, etc.) to be used with fingerprint.

  1. Enter your lock screen protection to begin registering your first fingerprint.

  2. Lightly touch the power button multiple times to register your fingerprint.

  3. When complete, tap OK to exit or tap ADD MORE to register additional fingerprints.

Note: Up to 5 fingerprints can be registered.

  1. To unlock the screen with your fingerprint, set Screen lock to ON 

  2. To use your fingerprint to unlock Content lock, set Content lock to ON

How to use Fingerprint

  1. With the display off, lightly place your finger on the power button to turn on the main display. Hold your finger in place until the screen is unlocked.

Note: If fingerprint recognition fails 5 times when trying to unlock your device, you will be required to unlock the device with the alternate lock screen method for security.

How to view locked content with Fingerprint

  1. Select Gallery  or QuickMemo+  > menu  > More > Show locked files.

  2. Place finger lightly on Power/lock key for ~2 seconds to open locked images or memos.

Note: Requires Content lock option to be check in the fingerprint settings menu. A Password or Pattern lock (separate from lock screen) must be used in order to set content lock. After setting up appropriate lock method you can use fingerprint to lock contents.

Things to check for proper fingerprint recognition

  1. Keep the fingerprint sensor clean. If there is a foreign object such as water or dust on the sensor, it may affect the performance.

  2. Dry skin or wound on the finger may affect the fingerprint recognition ratio.

  3. If fingerprint recognition issues persist remove and re-add the fingerprint.

Note: If fingerprint recognition fails 5 times when trying to unlock your device, you will be required to unlock the device with the alternate lock screen method for security.

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