Fingerprint Scanner Gestures in Android Oreo for OnePlus 5T

Fingerprint scanner gestures are not new and we all know what they mean and how they work. The Huawei Mate S introduced us to fingerprint scanner functionality around three years ago or so, just as Meizu phones have used them for a while too and more recently the Google Pixel lets you drag the notification shade down with a swipe. Enjoying Google Pixel fingerprint scanner gestures to any device has once been a dream, but things seem to change in time much faster than we can imagine.

Various OEMs have included fingerprint scanner gestures, but never have this been available to all Android devices. These gestures typically are limited to swiping down to access the notification tray, a feature for those with smaller hands using big phones. However, with the Android Oreo update, Google built this feature into Android, therefore you can enjoy Fingerprint Scanner Gestures in Android Oreo for OnePlus 5T.

Using Accessibility service, OEMs and app developers can easily monitor the fingerprint scanner for swipes — vertical, as well as horizontal. Therefore, by requesting an extra permission, your favorite apps will get fingerprint gesture functionality. And I must admit that it is much more convenient than using a dedicated app for that.

Fingerprint Quick Action is such an example of an app that allows the fingerprint scanner to be used to bring down the notification shade, return to the home screen or put the Android device that you use to sleep. While the app doesn’t require root to install and operate, if you want to use the fingerprint reader to turn off your OnePlus 5T phone display, then you will need root permissions and this used to be a problem for many of you since rooting is only for pros.

The Fingerprint Scanner Gestures in Android Oreo for OnePlus 5T solves the issue, it is fun, yet very functional, so I am sure that you are glad to discover more and more about the update that arrived to your handset.

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