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Galaxy S7 Security System

Galaxy S7 Security System

Samsung Pay Manual - Galaxy S7 Security System - The device’s data is encrypted to prevent others from accessing it if the device.  If you want to know whether you have the most up-to-date version of Android, go your devices Settings, scroll down to System, tap About device, and hit Software update. If you want your Galaxy S7 Edge to automatically update, make sure the Auto update box is checked.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update recently made it to North America with Sprint users reporting the start of an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll out for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Galaxy S7 Security System

Verizon is joining AT&T and T-Mobile in pushing out the first security update to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on its network. The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patch on your device.  The U.S. bound Galaxy S6 Marshmallow update is huge, over 1GB in size, and it delivers a long list of enhancements, features, and bug fixes. Now that they’re making their way to United States, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, we expect more Galaxy S6 Marshmallow updates to follow. Telus in Canada is one of the first North American carriers to confirm specific dates for the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Marshmallow roll out.

The Android Marshmallow update brings a number of key changes to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge including:
  • Additional quick settings toggles for Private Mode in the status bar.
  • New emoji characters (Android 6.0.1 brought more than 200 to Nexus users).
  • Improved visibility of notification panel icons.
  • If a fingerprint isn’t recognized, users will only get vibration feedback.
  • A new ‘Install overnight’ option that will install an update at night between 2 to 5 AM.

Galaxy S7 Security System

Galaxy S7 Tutorial  to Lock screen and Security Options
Change the Galaxy S7 settings for securing the device and the SIM or USIM card.
On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security. The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
  • Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
  • Info and app shortcuts: Change settings for the items displayed on the locked screen.
  • Notifications on lock screen: Set whether or not to show notification content on the locked screen and select which notifications to display.
  • Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
  • Fingerprints: Register your fingerprint to the device to secure the device or sign in to your Samsung account. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information.
  • Find My Mobile: Activate or deactivate the Find My Mobile feature. Access the Find my mobile website (findmymobile.samsung.com) to track and control your lost or stolen device.
  • Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.
  • Protect encrypted data: Your device’s data is encrypted to prevent others from accessing it if the device is lost or stolen. To use your encrypted device, you must decrypt the device’s data every time you turn on the device. You can set whether your device’s data will be decrypted automatically or whether an unlock code is required. It is not possible to back up or restore data when it is encrypted. If you enter the unlock code incorrectly several times in a row and reach the attempt limit, your device will perform a factory data reset.
  • Encrypt SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.
            If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device will not be
            able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.
  • Other security settings: Configure additional security settings.
Galaxy S7 Security System Fingerprint recognition
In order for fingerprint recognition to function, your fingerprint information needs to be registered and stored in your device. After registering, you can set the device to use your fingerprint for the features below:
• Screen lock
• Web sign-in
• Verify Samsung account
• Samsung Pay
• This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
• Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to enhance the security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint sensor confusing two different fingerprints is very low. However, in rare cases where separate fingerprints are very similar the sensor may recognise them as identical.
  • If you use your fingerprint as a screen lock method, your fingerprint cannot be used to unlock the screen after restarting the device. You must unlock the device using a pattern, PIN, or password you set when registering the fingerprint.
  • If your fingerprint is not recognised, you must take the device to a Samsung Service Centre to have it reset. Then, you must re-register your fingerprints.

Galaxy S7 Security System For better fingerprint recognition
When you scan your fingerprints on the device, be aware of the following conditions that may affect the feature’s performance:
  1. The Home key contains a fingerprint recognition sensor. Ensure that the Home key is not scratched or damaged by metal objects, such as coins, keys, and necklaces.
  2. The screen protector supplied with the device may cause the fingerprint recognition sensor to malfunction. Remove the screen protector to improve fingerprint sensitivity.
  3. Ensure that the fingerprint recognition area and your fingers are clean and dry.
  4. The device may not recognise fingerprints that are affected by wrinkles or scars.
  5. The device may not recognise fingerprints from small or thin fingers.
  6. If you bend your finger or use a fingertip, the device may not recognise your fingerprints. Make sure to cover the entire Home key with your finger.
  7. To improve recognition performance, register fingerprints of the hand used most often to perform tasks on the device.
  8. In dry environments, static electricity can build up in the device. Avoid using this feature in dry environments or before using the feature, discharge static electricity by touching a metal object.

Galaxy S7 User Guide Registering fingerprints
  1. On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
  2. Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method. If you have not set a screen lock method, create one.
  3. Tap Add fingerprint.
  4. Place your finger on the Home key.
  5. After the device detects your finger, lift it up and place it on the Home key again.
Repeat this action by moving your finger upwards or downwards until the fingerprint is registered.
When a fingerprint lock pop-up window appears, tap ENABLE to use your fingerprint to unlock the screen.

Galaxy S7 Tutorial Deleting fingerprints
You can delete registered fingerprints.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap EDIT.
4 Tick fingerprints to delete and tap REMOVE.

Galaxy S7 Security System Verifying the Samsung account password
Use fingerprints to verify your Samsung account password. You can use a fingerprint instead of entering your password, for example, when you purchase content from Galaxy Apps.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Verify Samsung account switch to activate it.
4 Sign in to your Samsung account.

Galaxy S7 Security System Using fingerprints to sign in to accounts
You can use your fingerprints to sign in to webpages that support password saving. This feature is only available for webpages that you access via the Internet app.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Web sign-in switch to activate it.
4 Open a webpage that you want to sign in to with a fingerprint.
5 Enter your user name and password, and then tap the webpage’s sign in button.
6 Tick Sign in using your fingerprints and tap REMEMBER.

You can use your fingerprint to verify your account and password to sign in to the webpage.

Galaxy S7 Security System Using fingerprints with Samsung Pay
You can use fingerprints with Samsung Pay to make payments quickly and securely. Refer to

Samsung Pay for more information.
Samsung Pay may not be available depending on the region or service provider.

Unlocking the screen with fingerprints
You can unlock the screen with your fingerprint instead of using a pattern, PIN, or password.
1 On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen and security → Fingerprints.
2 Unlock the screen using the preset screen lock method.
3 Tap the Fingerprint unlock switch to activate it.
4 On the locked screen, place your finger on the Home key and scan your fingerprint.

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Privacy and safety Options
Change the settings for maintaining your privacy and safety. On the Settings screen, tap Privacy and safety.
  1. Location: Change settings for location information permissions.
  2. App permissions: View the list of features and apps that have permission to use them.
  3. You can also edit the permission settings. Refer to Setting app permissions for more information.
  4. Private mode: Activate private mode to prevent others from accessing your personal content. Refer to Private mode for more information.
  5. Report diagnostic info: Set the device to automatically send the device’s diagnostic and usage information to Samsung.
  6. Send SOS messages: Set the device to send help messages by pressing the Power key three times. You can also send sound recordings along with the recipients. Refer to Send SOS messages for more information.
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