How to set up your fingerprint on Android

In recent times, it was possible to notice a considerable growth of Android smartphones with some kind of fingerprint sensor included. In addition to making access to your device much more secure, this type of technology also makes several tasks much more practical by preventing you from having to enter a long password whenever you want to perform certain tasks. Fortunately, the process of setting up your fingerprint on Android is very simple, as you can see in our article below!

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Fingerprinting Android

First of all, it's always good to remember that this can only be done on devices that actually have a fingerprint sensor on Android. We say this because there are many apps that promise to do the same thing, but it's good not to trust too much, as the method is completely different and unreliable.

Anyway, to start setting up your fingerprint on Android, you should go into your settings.

Configure Android

Look for the "Security" tab and click on it.

android settings

Among the options, you'll see your smartphone's model-specific fingerprint feature. In the case of devices from the Nexus line, like the one used in this tutorial, we have the Nexus Imprint. Click on it to continue.

android security

It is very likely that you will need to enter some code already established to access these options.

android code

You will see information about possible fingerprints already registered and there will be the possibility to configure more if applicable. Click “Add Fingerprint” to continue setup.

fingerprint on android

Slowly tap your finger repeatedly on the Android fingerprint sensor as instructed on the screen.

fingerprint sensor

Do this until setup finishes and you have two options: to add one more fingerprint or to complete the process for now.

configure fingerprint

You can always go back to this menu if you need to add more prints or if you want to delete some. In this case, click on the fingerprint and click on “Delete”.

android password

The good thing is that you can include fingerprints from trusted friends and family, but always be careful with this as they will have full access to your smartphone. So it's more advisable to leave this to someone you can really trust.

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