Security: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Use these steps to setup and modify the Security options for the content found in the Samsung Galaxy S8+.

 

 

 

Face recognition

The face recognition setting is an additional layer of security for your phone. Only one face scan is saved. Glasses can affect the accuracy of the face scan.

 

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Face Recognition.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it and tap NEXT.
  4. Choose from the following:
    • Remove face data
    • Face unlock (ON/OFF)
    • Face unlock when screen...(ON/OFF)

 

Fingerprint scanner

The fingerprint scanner is an additional layer of security for your device. Setup multiple scans of your fingers to build the scanner accuracy. Make sure your hands are clean and dry before setting up.

 

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it then complete the Fingerprint scan.
  4. Tap TURN ON.
  5. Adjust the following settings:
    • Add fingerprint to add additional scans.
    • Web sign-in [On/Off]
    • Verify Samsung Account [On/Off]
    • Use with Samsung Pay [On/Off]
    • Fingerprint unlock [On/Off]

 

Iris scanner

An Iris scan provides up to 200x protection over a PIN or password. When setting up the Iris scan, always hold the device 8 inches away, stare at the device screen, not the LED light and remove any screen protectors. Read through the Disclaimer for more details.

 

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings >  Lock screen and security > Iris Scanner.
  3. If you have set up a PIN, enter it then complete the Iris scan.
  4. Adjust the following settings:
    • My Irises
    • Mask on preview screen
    • Web sign-in [On/Off]
    • Verify Samsung Account [On/Off]
    • Iris unlock [On/Off]
  5. To read the Disclaimer, tap the 3 dots icon > Disclaimer.

 

Secure folder

Lock your contents and apps by setting up a Secure folder. Secure folder works with your Samsung Account.

 

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Secure folder.
  3. Setup the Lock type [Pattern, PIN, Password, Fingerprints, Irises].
  4. Once the password has been setup, the Secure Folder is created.
  5. Move in the apps you want to keep in the Folder.