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Galaxy J7 Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

Galaxy J7 Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

The Samsung Galaxy J7 fingerprint sensor not working has been said to be a common issue. Some of the problems noticed on the Galaxy J7 includes part of the fingerprint sensor not working, and having problems to enable/disable the fingerprint sensor. Below we’ll get into some of the solutions that you can use to fix your Galaxy J7 fingerprint sensor not working that is causing you a headache.
How To Use Fingerprint Sensor
For those that want to make sure that the Fingerprint Sensor on the Galaxy J7 is turned ON, go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen lock type > Fingerprints and follow the onscreen instructions to enable and set up the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy J7. Later on you can come back and either add more fingerprints or remove fingerprints that will match with the Galaxy J7 Fingerprint Sensor.
One reason you should use the Fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy J7 is that you want have to type in different passwords when surfing the web with a sign-in page or downloading different apps to verify a Samsung account. The following is a guide on how to set up the improved Galaxy J7 Fingerprint Sensor.
Set up the Fingerprint Sensor
The Samsung Galaxy J7 makes it easy to protect your smartphone with the new and improved built-in fingerprint sensor on both of the new smartphones by Samsung. You don’t have to mess with any passwords or patterns to unlock your device. It’s simple to use and simple to set up for the first time.

  1. Turn on the Galaxy J7
  2. Go to the Lock screen and securityin the Settings
  3. Select on Fingerprintand then +Add fingerprint
  4. Follow the instructions until 100% of your fingerprint has been scanned
  5. Setup a backup password
  6. Select Ok to Enable Fingerprint Lock
  7. Now to unlock your phone simply hold your finger on the home button

How to disable Fingerprint Sensor
Some Galaxy J7 owners may want to know how to turn off and disable the fingerprint sensor. It’s important to note that the fingerprint scanner reader on the Galaxy J7 is that this feature will allow users to use the fingerprint sensor as your password without entering a password like the Touch ID that can be found on the Apple iPhone. Some don’t like the Galaxy J7 Touch ID feature and we’ll explain how you can turn this feature off below.

  1. Turn on your Galaxy J7.
  2. From the Home screen, go to the Menu.
  3. Select on Settings.
  4. Select on Lock screen and security.
  5. Select on Screen Lock Type.

After you have followed the steps from above, you’ll have to use your fingerprint to turn off this feature. You can change the Galaxy J7 feature to a different method to unlock the lock screen with the following options:

  • Swipe
  • Pattern
  • Pin
  • Password
  • None

After you have changed the way that you unlock your Samsung Galaxy J7, you’ll be able to disable and turn off the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy J7.

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