Mastering Galaxy S8 Active Security

Galaxy S8 Active Security
Mastering Galaxy S8 Active Security - Learn how to setting Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for lock screen and security. You can set up and choose which security that easy and usefull such as lock screen, iris, face recognitions and more to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung account.

Mastering Galaxy S8 Active Security

Galaxy S8 Active has an IP68 rating and a military-grade body, that ready for wherever the day takes you. This new Samsung phone that can handle a splash from the pool to the hiking trail, go confidently with a water-, shock-, and dust-resistant device housed in a durable metal frame.

Galaxy S8 active screen lock features to secure your device. By default, the device locks automatically when the screen times out.

How to Lock Galaxy S8 Active?
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To lock Galaxy S8 Active device:
  • Press the Power key.
The default Screen lock on your device is Swipe.

How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?

To unlock Galaxy S8 Active, follow these manual instruction:

  • Press the Power key or double-tap Home, and then drag your finger across the screen.


Galaxy S8 Active Screen Lock Types

The following Screen lock types are available on Galaxy S8 Active:
  1. Swipe
  2. Pattern
  3. PIN
  4. Password
  5. None

How to Set a Secure Screen Lock on Galaxy S8 Active

It is recommended that you secure your device using a secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, or Password).

To set a secure Galaxy S8 Active screen lock:
  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen lock type and tap a secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, or Password).
  3. Tap On/Off to enable showing notifications on the lock screen. The following options are available:
    • Hide content: Enable to hide the content of notifications.
    • Notification icons only: Enable to hide notification details and show only the icon.
  4. Tap Done when finished.
  5. Configure the following screen lock options:
    • Smart Lock: Unlock your device automatically when trusted locations or other devices have been detected. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.
    • Secure lock settings: Set your secure lock functions such as Secured lock time and Smart lock. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.
Galaxy S8 Additional Secure Features

In addition to setting a PIN, password, or drawn pattern to secure your device, you can add biometric security to verify your identity. The following security types are available:
A. Face Recognition
B. Fingerprint Scanner
C. Iris Scanner

A Face Recognition

Use your facial features as an extra layer of security or alternative to entering passwords in certain apps. You can set the device to use Face Recognition, to unlock the screen by recognizing your face.
  • Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN or Password. Your device could be unlocked by someone or something that looks like your image.
  • Some conditions may affect face recognition, including wearing glasses, hats, beards, or heavy make-up.
  • When registering your face, ensure that you are in a well-lit area and the camera lens is clean.

Register a Face

To use your face to unlock your device, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password.

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Face recognition.

3. Follow the prompts to register your face.

Face Recognition

Face recognition can be used for other accounts accessed from your device.
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  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Face recognition for the following options:
    • Remove face data: Delete existing faces.
    • Face unlock: Tap On/Off to enable or disable face recognition security.
    • Face unlock when screen turns on: Unlock your phone with face recognition as soon as the screen turns on.
    • Faster recognition: Turn on for faster face recognition. Turn off to increase security and make it harder to unlock using an image or video.

B. Fingerprint Scanner

Use your fingerprint to verify your identity when unlocking your phone or entering passwords in supported apps or as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps. You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung account.

Note: Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to enhance the security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint sensor confusing even small areas of two different fingerprints is very low. But in rare cases, the sensor may recognize a fingerprint that is similar to a registered fingerprint.

Register a Fingerprint

To use your fingerprint to unlock your Galaxy S8 Active, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. You can register up to three fingerprints.

Ho to Register a Fingerprint on Galaxy S8 Active?

Follow this tutorial to Register a Fingerprint:
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1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint scanner.

3. Follow the prompts to register your fingerprint.


Fingerprint Verification

Fingerprint verification can be used for other accounts accessed from your device.
  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprint scanner for the following options:
    • To rename a fingerprint, tap the fingerprint, enter a new name, and then tap Rename.
    • To add a fingerprint, tap Add fingerprint and follow the prompts to register a fingerprint and password.
    • To delete a fingerprint, touch and hold the fingerprint, and then tap Remove. Confirm when prompted.
    • Samsung Pass: Access your online accounts using your fingerprint.
    • Samsung account: Verify your identity using your fingerprint when logging in to your Samsung account.
    • Samsung Pay: Use your fingerprints to make payments quickly and securely.
    • Fingerprint unlock: Tap On/Off to enable or disable fingerprint security.

C .Iris Scanner

Scan your irises to verify your identity when unlocking your phone or entering passwords in supported apps or as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps. You can also use your irises to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung account.

Warning: Some people may have dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before. Anyone who has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition, or has a family history of such symptoms or conditions, should see a doctor before using the Iris scanner.

DO NOT stare directly into the infrared iris recognition LED as prolonged use can cause eye strain. Do not stare at the iris recognition LED light when your eyes are less than 20 cm (~8 inches) away from the device, for best results keep your eyes between 25‑35 cm (~10 14 inches) away for optimum recognition.

The Iris scanner Galaxy S8 Active is not intended to be used as a medical device and the biometric data collected and stored locally by the mechanism is not intended to be used for any diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventative purposes. Please follow all instructions for use of this feature.

For best results, remove eyeglasses and sunglasses. Do not use the Iris scanner in bright sunlight or areas with excessive reflected light (for example, by the pool or seashore). Do not use the Iris scanner in low light. Look straight at the device (not up, down or sideways), and hold your head still for the scan. Tinted contact lenses and surgically repaired or replaced iris lenses may interfere with operation of the Iris scanner. Do not walk or operate a vehicle while using the Iris scanner. For more information, refer to the online support content or visit samsung.com/us/irisscanner.

Register Irises

To use your eyes to unlock your device, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. For best results, perform the set up process indoors, and remove your glasses or contact lenses.
Note: To register just one of your eyes, tap the link on the setup screen to register one iris.

To register your irises on Galaxy S8 Active:
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1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris scanner.

3. Follow the prompts to register your irises.


Iris Verification

Iris verification can be used for other accounts accessed from your device.
  1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
  2. Tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Iris scanner for the following options:
    • Remove iris data: Delete existing irises.
    • Preview screen mask: Choose a mask to display when using the iris scanner.
    • Samsung Pass: Use your irises to verify your identity using Internet and other supported apps.
    • Samsung account: Enable to use your irises to verify your Samsung account when you access a feature or app that requires it.
    • Samsung Pay: Use your irises to make payments quickly and securely.
    • Iris unlock: Enable to unlock the device using your irises.
    • Iris unlock when screen turns on: Unlock your phone with your irises as soon as the screen turns on.
    • Tips for using iris recognition: View a tutorial on how to use the iris scanner on Galaxy S8 Active.