How to Turn Fast Recognition off on your Galaxy S10E

Samsung has always claimed that its face unlock mechanism is insecure and I couldn’t agree more on that. The company recommended customers to use the slightly slower iris scanner which it included on its flagship devices until the Galaxy S9 and Note 9. With Samsung giving the iris scanner a boot on the Galaxy S10 series, it should have worked on improving the overall security of its face unlock mechanism. However, that’s not the case. How not to be frustrated over that?

As plenty of users have recently discovered, the Galaxy S10E system can easily be fooled by using a picture — printed or otherwise. Taking a selfie or video on a separate phone and using that to open the handset worked. Knowing that, you should better be worried.

It isn’t happening only to Samsung though. Both security researchers and regular users have bypassed the facial recognition feature on so many devices we use every day. They even bypassed Apple’s FaceID feature on an iPhone X with nothing more than a $150 mask or they broke into many top tier Android phones using a 3D-printed head. Users even tried the same 3D printed head method to gain access to a Windows 10 device protected by the Windows Hello biometrics solution and guess what? Believe it or not, it was a success.

What to do in order to rest better at night? Follow the below steps for a bit of extra protection. Well, if you turn Fast Recognition off, you won’t have to worry about unlocking the Galaxy S10 Plus with a photo that easily. It’s maybe half a second slower to log in with fast recognition toggled off, but it’s hardly noticeable. So, this procedure is waiting for you:

How to Turn Fast Recognition off on your Galaxy S10E:

  1. First of all, you have to launch the Settings app;
  2. Go to Biometrics and security;
  3. While here, select Face Recognition;
  4. You can now disable Faster Recognition.

Need any help with other features of your Galaxy S10? Just let me know and I will do my best to find a solution.

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