Do you use the fingerprint sensor in your phone?

Do you use the fingerprint sensor in your phone?
Last year marked the proliferation of phones with fingerprint sensors built into their home keys or placed on their backs. Apple started the biometric craziness with the Touch ID finger scanner in the iPhone 5s, and the trend has been carried on ever since, with manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, Meizu and Oppo carrying the torch further.

The fingerprint identification and authorization method is becoming mainstream not only because it provides an additional level of access security in your phone, or for your apps and secret folders, but also because of the proliferation of mobile payment methods, spearheaded by Apple Pay. Samsung is expected to one-up everybody here, equipping the Galaxy S6 with a touch-based finger scanner in the home key in order to provide authentication for a new mobile payment scheme of its own, dubbed Samsung Pay. It has bought LoopPay, whose service allows using your phone as a debit or credit card in more than 10 million places where Visa, MasterCard and the rest are accepted, without forcing the merchants to buy new equipment.

We just learned today that CrucialTek's fingerprint scanning technology that is embedded directly in the touchscreen will finally find its way into phones in the first half of this year, too, so the biometrics phenomenon is not going to subside any time soon. We aren't exactly sure if people are using those finger scanners that come with their phone very often, though, at least in this point in time. That is why we wanted to ask you whether you use the print sensor in your handset often, sometimes, or not at all. Tell us how it goes, and advise in the comments what you are using it most often for.

Do you use the fingerprint sensor in your phone?

Yes, all the time
53.34%
Yes, every now and then
12.3%
No, I don't use it
34.35%

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69 Comments

1. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

There should be option "No, I don't have it in my smartphone".

10. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

you poor people :D

11. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I got S5 and I am using this poor fingerprint sensor. I hope that rumors are true and Samsung will fix it in next generation.

14. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

if sammy do it like apple on button. it will be success for sammy.

37. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

True.

30. xplayer57

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I think You are still using it on kitkat because since I updated my Galaxy s5 to Lollipop it has become very responsive and the performance is very much the same as iPhone.

39. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I got Lollipop, but I am form Poland. Samsung is giving here test builds. Now my fp sensor is freezing sometimes.

67. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I have a Note 4 and have no issues using the print sensor, not sure about the s5 but you're most likely not registering correctly. I use it everyday for opening the homescreen, lastpass, and finger print lock app. Last pass with the finger print is pretty damn awesome. my passwords are all @%Sx#rsSfdsd2 and different for each site and works great with the fingerprint sensor.

46. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I use Bluetooth Unlock instead, on my 4.4.4 Xperia

17. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Don't vote?

36. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I got S5, but there is a lot people with smartphones without fp sensors.

56. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

There should be option. I am trying to use it but I have Samsung Galaxy.

63. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

+1 :D

65. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

LOL!!! Yeah :-D

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Another flamebait polls from pa to make fanboy rage. I bet 90% of people still own no fingerprints phone. Useless poll

33. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's useless without the option of "I don't have a fingerprint scanner on my phone". I can't vote.

35. Z3R091 unregistered

It's useless to have phone that don't have a fingerprint scanner, said no one ever.

3. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

If you do have iPhone with FPS yes you will use it all the time. If you do have Galaxies with FPS, you might not even try to use it because it sucks in N4 and S5.

7. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

+100 good reply.

66. HSN87

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Agree

18. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I use it in my Note 4. Works just fine.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Of the 20 people now owning an iPhone 5s at work, nobody uses the fingerprint sensor. Of the 3 people I know with a Samsung device with fingerprint, they all use it.

28. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

How ironic, the Samsung folks are the only ones using the fingerprint scanner huh? Lol! Yeah sure, I believe that lol! The easiest finger print sensor by far and I use mine on my 6 plus as if it's second nature. Heck, I even grab my iPad and hold my finger, but it doesn't have one lol! I hope you don't think your small group of coworkers represent Touch ID use. If it's even true.

32. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Sample size is 23 and you think that is conclusive? fail.

40. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I know plenty of people owning a Touch-ID iPhone who use it. I know it's a well used feature of the iPhone (5s and up) and works like a charm. It's not the point I am trying to make. Shamashu said, if you own an iPhone that has TouchID, you will use it. Which is complete bullsh!t

52. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You will use it one way or another. Sure there are non tech savvy people who just see it as a button and don't know how to work it, but most do. It's not just for unlocking phones. You can pay online or use apps like one password. Not ising it is like sending someone snail mail vs email.

55. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't think they will use their company phone for payments. Also iCloud has been disabled (not allowed to use US cloud services). And most people (at work) don't even know their phone comes with a fingerprint sensor.

58. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Your statement is bulls**t and you know it. I don't even prefer iOS, but even I know that more people are inclined to use an iPhone fingerprint sensor over Samsung's. It works everytime. I have it on my iPad Air 2. I don't know a single person who uses the one on their Android device.

59. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't claim nor have I said that TouchID works better or worse than Samsung's or that more people use it on Samsung.. Also the swiping method sucks, would I have a Samsung I would not use it. I only claimed that there are plenty of people NOT using TouchID and there are people using the S5's fingerprint on a daily basis.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The accuracy of the FPS on the N4 is definitely more accurate than my 6 Plus.

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