There are so many things to that we love about Google Pixel, but the Fingerprint gestures is among the best of all. I don’t know if you are aware of this or not, but Google Pixel’s fingerprint scanner is used to perform some extra function other than unlocking the device. If you are the owner of a Pixel handset, you can swipe down your finger on the scanner to pull down the notification panel.
What if you don’t own a Pixel device? If you own a device running on Android 6.0+ or a Samsung device that runs on Android 5.0+, an app known as Fingerprint Gestures can help you.
To be more precise, Fingerprint Gestures bring this functionality to any device with a fingerprint gesture running at least Android 6.0 and adds something extra to what you are used to. With this special app, feel free to configure tapping, double-tapping, or swiping on your device’s fingerprint reader to perform a variety of functions such as media controls, opening an app, opening quick settings and so on.
When it comes to requirements, your handset must run at least on Marshmallow or higher with a fingerprint sensor. A fingerprint sensor is supported if the device manufacturer implemented Google’s fingerprint API. And if you own a Samsung device, then Samsung Pass API is also supported and your device must run at least on Lollipop. And don’t forget the fact that root is also needed to control extra functionality, but this is no longer a problem for many Android users who understand the advantages that come along with such a procedure and don’t fear any more of trying. I just hope that you are one of them as well!
The app is perfect for regular use and I think I’ll be keeping it for a very long time. You can give it a try too by entering here and let me know if you like it or not.
Other guides that you might enjoy:
- Enter here and see how simple is to enjoy Google Pixel-Like Fingerprint Quick Action Feature on Android;
- If you are the owner of an LG G5 handset, discover some useful Tips for LG G5 Fingerprint Scanner Issues or How to Setup Multiple Fingerprints on LG G5;
- However, if you use a Samsung Galaxy device, you can use this guide on How to Set Up Galaxy S7 Edge Fingerprint Sensor or this one about how to Set up Galaxy S7 Fingerprint Sensor.