How to Unlock Galaxy S8/S8+ without Fingerprint Scanner

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ is out for quite a while now and people have explored many features available in the flagship duo. Galaxy S8 is launched with many options to unlock Galaxy S8 and unfortunately, the least popular way to unlock your Galaxy S8 is fingerprint scanner. Samsung was heavily criticized for moving the fingerprint scanner to the back of the mobile. By moving it to the back of the mobile users have lost the ability to unlock their phone without moving it.

Fortunately, Samsung has included other options to unlock the Galaxy S8. Yes, these options are new and might not work as swiftly as fingerprint scanner but still with these options you can unlock Galaxy S8 way faster than using fingerprint scanner. This tutorial is about How to Unlock Galaxy S8/S8+ without Fingerprint Scanner. You should adopt these ways of unlocking if you are ready to trade off security for convenience. Anyhow, below are the three ways through which you can unlock Galaxy S8 without fingerprint scanner.

how to Unlock Galaxy S8 without fingerprint scanner

1# Iris Scanner

The first method you can use to unlock Galaxy S8 without Fingerprint scanner is Iris Scanner. This is a quicker method than fingerprint sensor, all you have to do is to wake the screen and look at the screen to unlock. Samsung has also included a utility “Preview Screen Mask”. This mask helps you align your eyes with Galaxy S8. To check the utility go to Settings >> Lock screen and security >> Iris Scanner. Here you will have options related to Iris Scanner along with Preview Screen Mask option.

2# Facial Recognition

Second and the fastest way to unlock your Galaxy S8 is facial recognition. The only thing to note here is that your phone must be in the stationary position so it could see and verify your face. To turn on and register your face go to Settings >> Lock screen and security >> Face recognition. Moreover, keep in mind that where it’s the fastest way to unlock Galaxy S8 it’s also the least secure way.

3# Enable Smart Lock Features

Samsung introduced “Smart Lock” feature in Galaxy S8, you can enable this feature from Settings >> Lock screen and security >> Smart Lock. With this feature enabled your Galaxy S8 won’t ask you to unlock the device under certain circumstances. Smart Lock has four features, On-body detection, Trusted Places, Trusted Devices, Trusted Voice.

  • On-body detection: If you enable this feature, your phone will stay unlocked for as long as it’s in your hands.
  • Trusted Places: If you enable this feature, your phone will stay unlocked as far as you are in specific registered places. The drawback with this feature is that your GPS will always stay on and the battery will be drained quickly.
  • Trusted Devices: You can add any Bluetooth device, which was previously connected to your Galaxy S8, as trusted device. So, your phone will remain unlocked for as long as it’s connected to that specific Bluetooth device.
  • Trusted Voices: Enable this feature in Smart Lock Menu and train your device to recognize your voice. Once done, you can unlock Galaxy S8 by simply saying “OK Google”.

So, these are the fastest ways to unlock Galaxy S8/S8+ without fingerprint sensor. Please, let us know which method suited you best.