How to use your fingerprint scanner to log in websites on a Samsung smartphone

How to use your fingerprint scanner to log in websites on a Samsung smartphone

The fingerprint sensor is slowly becoming a tool with lots of utilities. What was once used to simply offer a fast and secure smartphone lock, can now be used for quick mobile payments, or speedy log-ins. Yes, your fingerprint scanner can actually help you with the plethora of passwords that you have to remember for all of the websites you have a profile in. Sure, you have Chrome auto-fill, but let's be honest – there are always those secure few websites that we'd rather not have Chrome log us into automatically.

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? Samsung's handsets have the feature natively available when you use Sammy's proprietary Internet browser. If you wish to use such a feature, but with other browsers, such as Chrome – we have you covered! Please check here. For those who keep Samsung's services close to heart – go ahead and read on!

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11 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1229; Member since: May 07, 2015

This setting is turned off on my Note 5 through Verizon. Not cool, Verizon. Not cool at all.

2. iqjumpuw

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Note 5 on T-mobile here. Been using this feature with no issue for awhile now.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Works fine on my Sprint GS6 too. I don't know why Verizon disables so many things, makes no sense.

5. Landon

Posts: 1229; Member since: May 07, 2015

Don't even get me started with Samsung Pay. That better be available come September 28th or there will be many pissed off Verizon customers.

8. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I'm with you. One of the selling points was Samsung pay and the ability to use your phone with any mag stripe card reader. When I got my phone there was no mention of this feature not being available on Verizon. So yes; I will be pissed beyond comprehension.

4. Fire5

Posts: 314; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

GS6 edge plus I do not need the fingerprint scanner is not exciting for me.

6. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Thanks for the tip, very usefull

7. redmd

Posts: 1890; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Not available on the Note4.

9. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Im using the Samsung S6 and turning the fingerprint scanners off was the first thing I do when I got my phone. This feature seriously needs more improvement, not accurate or fast enough to be call a fingerprint scanner.

10. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

To kindly play devil's advocate, I don't recommend people use smart devices with biometrics. Once someone figures out how to capture it (and they will), it may be a lifetime issue for you.

11. AliceMamadou

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Bypass Samsung's Fingerprint Lock without Losing Data youtube.com/watch?v=I9cTwSO4vhk

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