Samsung Galaxy S5

Up until now the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner was good for two things: unlocking the phone and paying with PayPal. Granted that's one substantial thing more than Apple's Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, but that still was a little limited. But Samsung had opened access to that scanner, and now password manager LastPass supports fingerprint swiping too.

After logging in within the LastPass app on your Galaxy S5, when prompted for a password or PIN, all you have to do is swipe down over the fingerprint scanner to have LastPass fill it in for you. It's that easy.

PayPal is nice. Unlocking your phone is good. Swiping to enter your password… that's pretty damn awesome.

LastPass for Android version 3.2.13 is available now for download from Google Play.

Source: LastPass

 
There are 20 comments

bhatech says:

This is huge.

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DWR_31 says:

And now it has become more useful than Touch ID.

worknman says:

'This is huge'

That's what she said.

MasterElwood says:

+1 for worknman

Grahaman27 says:

That...... Is actually really cool.

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miakeru says:

My only problem is that it constantly reprompts me to swipe my finger, even when in other apps. It's especially bothersome when using hangouts. It seems to happen more often when the screen rotates.

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barondebxl says:

You can actually use it one handed. U have to set it one handed though. Also just set up the same thumb for max accuracy.

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nmdonahoe says:

For the first time I want a Samsung phone.

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royinferno69 says:

That's pretty awesome. Way more useful than the Touch ID crap. This actually makes me want the S5 now.

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Taz89 says:

This is a big deal, just need Google play support and am sure it will come soon

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patfactorx says:

Sammy's implementation though has hardware degradation and it won't work after a year. Its a known problem for the slide method.

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NoNexus says:

And you know for a fact that Samsung didn't improve the design/hardware? Oh I forgot, tech is, and has been, stagnant for 20 years. Well nice talking to you but I have to get back to my commodore 64

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ElectroWiz says:

But the phone just came out? It hasn't been a year. Do you have a link that backs that information?

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AnnieVan says:

Patfactorx we used to have a Windows laptop that had the slide fingerprint scanner. It worked for a long time and never had any issues. It consistently worked very well.

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dwd3885 says:

So I'm having trouble with this I think. It doesn't appear to prompt for finger when entering password. Just periodically pops up.

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AnnieVan says:

Awesome!

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LightaDroid says:

Sounds great.
How I need an S5

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Dizfunctions says:

Too bad the fingerprint sensor only works half the time.

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MasterElwood says:

Everyone gives Samsung so much crap for everything - but the fact that they alway open up the API´s to their special hardware like motion sensors, fingerscanner ect. deserves much credit. BRAVO!

Imriela says:

Looking forward to seeing more uses of the fingerprint reader on this phone in the near future.