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How to use facial recognition security on your Galaxy phone

Never worry about your phone getting into the wrong hands again. Use the Facial recognition feature to unlock your phone with your face and verify your identity in certain apps, like Samsung Pay. It’s an easy and secure way to keep everything safe on your phone.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Are you ready for your face to become the key to your phone?

From Settings, search for and select Face recognition. Then tap Face recognition again. Tap Continue, and then set up a secure screen lock if you don’t have one already. Choose whether you are wearing glasses, and then tap Continue. Hold the phone 8-20 inches away and position your face inside the circle. Hold the position until the progress bar reaches 100 percent. If needed, remove your glasses to finish the process. When you’re done, adjust your desired settings, and then tap OK.

Set up face recognition

Show your face and your phone opens: it doesn’t get much easier than that. If you are having some difficulty, here are some facial recognition tips.

  • Glasses, hats, masks, makeup, bangs, and beards can affect the recognition process.
  • Make sure you are in a well-lit area and the camera lens is clean.
  • For best results, make sure your image is not blurry.
  • Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN, Iris, or Fingerprint.
  • Your phone can be unlocked by someone that looks similar to you (such as a twin).
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