Smartphone, Thumbprint Access, Security

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  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend
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    I got myself in a predicament. LOL, I finished using our food processor and was putting it away after washing. My wife walked in and we began talking, and I grabbed the slicer blade, and sliced my right thumb pretty deep, right through the thumbprint. Now I'm forced to swipe with a finger until it locks me out, then I type in my password to access my dumbphone!! :rolleyes: Every time...DOH!!!
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98
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    Can't you unlock that security feature until you heal up?
     
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  3. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke
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    What brand of phone is it? An iPhone should allow you to re-authorize your fingerprints after you've unlocked it with your security code. Go to Settings>Touch ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode and then reset your finger prints. This time around do both thumbs, both index fingers, and another one of your choice. That way you can use an alternate finger if you injure one hand.
     
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  4. 2A2Dend

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    The phone is a Samsung galaxy S5. I tried unlocking it, but the blood was all over my phone. I eventually noticed that I could type the security code for every step as I walked through the settings. I have the fingerprint security deactivated now.
     
  5. Dyjital

    Dyjital
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    That's your fault for not having multiple fingers stored in the database.
     
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  6. clearconscience

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    I have both thumbs and a pointer.
    You can change the fingerprint.
     
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  7. 2A2Dend

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    I claim the 5th. I never thought about giving my smartphone the middle finger!!!
     
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