How to use your fingerprint scanner to log in any website (Android)

How to use your fingerprint scanner to log in any website (Android)
Ah, the plethora of passwords that we have to remember for all of the websites that have inevitably become a part of our lives. Social media, emails, blogs and forums, photo hosting sites, and what ever else – there are dozens of them. Thank goodness for Chrome auto-fill settings, right?

Yeah, sure, but there are probably at least a couple of login credentials that you don't feel comfortable to have automated by Chrome. Some users give in to the convenience of being able to enter said sites with just a tap, but there's usually a constant dread hanging over their heads whenever they leave their phone unsupervised. Others disable auto-fill for said places, but then are stuck with having to log in manually every time. By now, a lot of users have their important passwords set to something really long, so the latter method can be a pain.

Well, how about utilizing that fingerprint sensor you have on your phone? Yes, yes you can. With an app called LastPass, you can keep all of your login data locked behind a simple fingerprint scan and make your logins a bit less bothersome. Check it out below!

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23 Comments

1. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

There's so many advertisements in PA that my Firefix is always bugging. Please PA stop wit this !!!!!!

5. paul.k

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

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19. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Thxs !

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Download Adblock. I did on Chrome and it works great. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

13. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

no that will cause phonearena to loose a large sum of revenue... hence there will be no more phonearena. pay for what you use

20. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Thx Landon !

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

You don't need lastpass on Samsung phones. They have logging from fingerprints built in in settings menu. Just go to settings>fingerprints and enable web sign-in. Now, whenever you log into a site, the phone will ask you to save these credentials so that you can unlock using fingerprints in future.

3. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

Yep, I don't even know why PA do this on a Samsung Phone...

4. paul.k

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

The article is relevant for all Android handsets with compatible fingerprint sensor. As far as Samsung goes - yes, it does work natively, but only if you use the built-in Sammy browser. What if one wishes to use Chrome?

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Why would one use chrome? The built in one is much more optimised. It works much faster, consumes less resources and works with all the goodies. The only reason I can think of is to use the bookmarks, but that's once in a while. The difference between the stock browser and chrome is substantial: http://www.anandtech.com/show/9146/the-samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge-review/5

7. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I always use Chrome. Some reason it's much more comfortable for me to use Chrome than the Samsung Browser. And I've seen that article long ago and then tried to switch to the stock browser, but still reverted back to Chrome.

18. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Are you kidding? The Samsung Internet browser is SLOW because it loads EVERY AD and sends data back to Samsung. Ghostery Browser absolutely smokes all other browsers in daily use because it blocks ads from loading, saving both DATA and TIME. Not loading ads also saves processing power. My Galaxy S6 is much cooler while browsing using this browser than others. Samsung Browser is also based on WebKit. Theres a reason almost every other browser has redone itself so if no longer uses Webkit. Pathetic security.

8. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Paul when saving usernames and password. Is there anyway to hide those? Because any one can see the password that's saved in the app once they open this app.

17. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I downloaded the app and every time you initially get into the app, it asks you for a fingerprint or password. There is also a setting to lock it once the screen is turned off. That's pretty decent security if you ask me.

21. paul.k

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

As outlined by Landon, the app itself is password / fingerprint protected

11. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Is this in the settings of the phone or in the default internet browser on the Samsung phone? In both areas, I don't see a "fingerprints" setting. Thank you in advance.

12. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

So I found the fingerprint settings where I entered my fingerprints when I initially got the phone (Note 5). Under fingerprint verification though, there's only a Verify Samsung account option and not the web sign-in option.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's weird. It should be right next to 'verify Samsung account'. Do you have a carrier unit? Because carriers are scumbags and remove features.

15. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I have a Verizon carrier unit. I found someone else with the same issue with their GS6 who's also with Verizon too. I guess I'll just have to use LastPass. This doesn't bother me as much as Verizon still "evaluating" Samsung Pay. I'm hoping they'll approve it by September 28th or there will be a lot of pissed off Verizon customers who are wanting to use the service and can't.

22. paul.k

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Did you try to look for it in the browser's settings -> advanced -> auto fill forms menu?

16. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

this is going to be next years innovation for iphone 7

23. ricmdv

Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015

So I should install a third party app to store my biometric information because I'm too lazy to type a password?

24. muithi

Posts: 1; Member since: May 01, 2016

Oh yeah! I take note now

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