5 Special uses of the Fingerprint scanner on your Android device

The technology behind “TouchID” enabled devices is simply known as Bio-metric authentication which we have seen thriving in the market of android smartphones nowadays. Device security has become an important issue but with this technology we are more assured our phones are safe. Application developers also have began enforcing it in their apps, which has made it positive that fingerprint scanners are certainly beneficial and not only a gimmick. By simply resting your finger on the sensor, within second the device or app gets quickly unlocked and its really amazing how fast and accurate it does that. There are several ways this sensor can be used, but first, have a look at a detail of unique cases this feature can become handy.

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1. Android Pay:-Checkout

Google’s Android Pay is a mobile wallet that makes it simpler and more rewarding to pay for things with a phone. Well, with the inclusion of the fingerprint scanner integration it is even more effortless and swift. Rather than verifying a payment or transaction using a PIN or password, you can easily use your fingerprint ID to quickly verify a payment.

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2. App Locking

If you need more security in your phone for your apps then by using a fingerprint ID to unlock or lock an app on Android should be the way to go. This is more efficient and quicker than having to use a Pin or password. There are various apps on the play store that integrate this feature to keep your apps and files safe. These apps include:- App Lock and Fingerprint security among others.

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3. Password Handling

Storing all your passwords in a single secure file or place seems more conservative due to those people who keep forgetting their passwords. With fingerprint authentication in such password managers things get more easier. It ensures no one else is able to see any of your password and more so,when loging in into your safe accounts, all you will need is you fingerprint ID. Apps such as LastPass and Keeper among others are some of the good password managers in the play-store.

4. Personal Content

This brings about the idea of securing photos, videos, messages and important files on your device. There are quite a lot of apps that ensure security of your documents is more crucial. They do integrate the fingerprint sensor so that no one else is able to access them no matter what. Apps such as Focus Gallery for media files and Journey for diaries and journals among others include touch-ID as one of the security passes for your files.

5. Home Automation Integration

Home security devices and smart home gadgets are quite a notch when it comes to home automation. Mostly you find that these devices work with common android apps developed for that specific use. This definitely means that these apps can be integrated with the fingerprint sensor such that you are able to operate various devices with only your touch-ID which would way super cool. Fingerprint authentication on smart home control apps would really change the game on home automation security.

 

These and much more are some security measures you could use with your fingerprint enabled device. If you use any unique and innovative use of fingerprint scanner that we forgot to mention please leave a comment below describing how it is used.

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