The fingerprint sensor in a modern smartphone is a great way to protect information stored on the device from unauthorized persons. In addition, using the scanner to unlock the screen takes less time than entering a digital or graphic password. This technology is called Touch ID and is increasingly used in modern smartphones. Now we will look at how to set up a fingerprint on Honor and Huawei after buying a smartphone, and also answer popular questions on this topic.
Which is better: classic scanner or screen?
It is much more convenient when the scanner is in front of the eyes, that is, under the screen of the phone. In this case, the user does not need to rely on tactile sensations to feel the scanner on the side or back.
However, the location of the sensor under the display has a drawback. The fingerprint recognition time is noticeably longer. This is due to the fact that the screen is often protected by film or glass. Fortunately, modern phones handle this in a second, so the advantage of using a screen scanner is obvious.
How to (add) a fingerprint on a Honor and Huawei phone
When you turn on a new Honor or Huawei smartphone, the user will be asked to set a digital password for protection. In the same settings, following the instructions of the assistant, you can install the scanner. If for some reason the user missed this point, then you can always return to him through the “Settings” item on the smartphone menu.
Step 1: add a regular password
Before you start turning on the fingerprint scanner, you must set a normal digital password. This item is a prerequisite. Without a numeric or alphanumeric password, unlocking by fingerprint cannot be set.
The password is set as follows:
- Select the menu item: “Settings”.
- Go to the section: “Security and Confidentiality”.
- Select item “Lock Screen Password”, then “Set Screen Unlock Password”.
- Enter the 6-digit PIN.
- Re-enter the 6-digit PIN.
Step 2: register a new Touch ID
Immediately after re-entering the 6-digit PIN code, a message appears on the smartphone screen, where the system prompts the user to register themselves using Touch ID.
The fingerprint setup on Huawei and Honor phones is as follows:
- Push button “Registration”.
- Hold the fingertip to the sensor to register.
- Repeat, leaning against the sensor the area of the finger that is indicated on the screen.
- After registering all the data, click the “OK” button.
Done. Now the phone can be unlocked not only with a digital password, but also with the touch of a hand.
You can register up to 5 digital fingerprints. To do this, in the settings section “Security and Confidentiality” should select “Management of OP”, and then “New OP”.
Step 3: sensor check
To check the operation of the sensor, it is necessary to lock the display by pressing the power button or wait until it turns off by itself. After that, you can touch the scanner. If the setting went well, the phone will be unlocked.
How to remove added fingerprints
At any time, users can turn off the scanner or delete registered finger IDs. For those who do not know how to remove the fingerprint, in the phone settings you should choose:
- Go to the “Security and Privacy” section in the settings.
- Find the item “Fingerprint”.
- Next, click on “Manage OP”.
- Enter the 6-digit screen unlock PIN (which you installed earlier).
- After that, select the desired fingerprint and press the button Delete.
Answers to popular questions
In some situations, when you try to unlock the display, a message may appear: “Fingerprint recognition failed. 4 attempts left. Wipe your finger and sensor, then try again. ”
The cause of the failure may be:
- the presence of moisture, dirt, grease on the hands;
- the presence of moisture, dirt, grease on the scanner itself;
- the user touched a fingertip that was not registered;
- weak touch, therefore not enough information to recognize.
To solve this problem it is necessary:
- wipe your hands with a napkin or towel so that they are clean and dry;
- wipe the scanner itself;
- touch it again.
The phone should now recognize the user.
After 5 incorrect attempts to unlock the screen using the sensor, the smartphone will block this function for 30 seconds. In this case, the user can unlock the display using a 6-digit digital password.
Missing item with fingerprint settings, what should I do?
There can be two reasons why the “Fingerprint” item in the “Security and privacy” section of the smartphone’s settings has disappeared:
In the first case, if the settings are lost, installing an antivirus application with a full phone scan for malware that can block the sensor’s operation will help. When installing or updating the firmware, it is worth considering that its creators may forget to make support for the Russian language and some menu items simply do not appear on the display. In this situation, choosing the English language with the subsequent sensor setup or returning to the factory settings of the smartphone will help.
What to do if the added prints are gone?
There are several reasons for this:
- dirt or moisture on the hands;
- dirty or damp scanner;
- the loop is damaged.
In the first two cases, it will be enough to rub your hands and the sensor, and then try again. If after this it is not possible to remove the ID, then most likely the cable is defective, so you should contact the service center for diagnosis and subsequent repair.
As you can see, it’s very easy to set up unlocking Honor and Huawei devices using Touch ID. Turning on the scanner will prevent unwanted persons from accessing the device and keep the information on it safe.