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How can I remove fingerprint lock?

by:Proway     2023-07-16

How to disable or remove fingerprint lock from your device

Are you tired of using fingerprint authentication to unlock your device? Perhaps you prefer entering a PIN or pattern instead, or simply find the fingerprint sensor to be unreliable. Whatever the reason, here's how you can disable or remove fingerprint lock from your smartphone or tablet.

1. Go to settings

The first step is to access your device's settings menu. Depending on your device, you may need to swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon or go to the app drawer and look for the settings app.

2. Navigate to security

Once you're in the settings menu, look for the 'Security' or 'Biometrics and security' option. This will usually be found under the 'Personal' or 'Device' section.

3. Choose fingerprint

Under the security settings, you should see an option for 'Fingerprint' or 'Fingerprints.' Tap on that.

4. Disable or remove fingerprint

Once you're in the fingerprint settings, you should see an option to disable or remove the fingerprint authentication. If you choose to disable it, you can always enable it again later. If you choose to remove it, you will need to set up a different form of authentication, such as a PIN or pattern.

5. Enter backup authentication

If you choose to remove the fingerprint authentication, you will be prompted to enter your backup authentication method, such as a PIN or pattern, to confirm your identity.

6. Confirm removal

After entering your backup authentication, you will be asked to confirm the removal of the fingerprint authentication. Once you confirm, the fingerprint lock will be removed and your device will no longer require a fingerprint to unlock.

Other considerations

Before you remove the fingerprint authentication, there are a few things to keep in mind.

If you have any apps or services that require fingerprint authentication, such as mobile banking apps or password managers, you will need to disable or remove the fingerprint authentication from those apps as well.

Also, keep in mind that disabling or removing the fingerprint authentication may make your device less secure. Fingerprint authentication is often considered more secure than a PIN or pattern, so you may want to think carefully before disabling it.

If you are concerned about someone else accessing your device, there are other ways to improve your security. For example, you can use a strong password or pattern, enable two-factor authentication, or use a VPN when accessing the internet.


In conclusion, removing fingerprint lock requires just a few simple steps. Access your device's settings menu and navigate to security and biometrics. Choose the fingerprint option and disable or remove the fingerprint authentication. Remember to input your backup authentication to confirm the removal. Before removing the fingerprint lock, keep in mind that it may make your device less secure. If you're concerned about security, you can use other methods such as a strong password, two-factor authentication, or a VPN.

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