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How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the LG G6

I've been spoiled by rear-facing fingerprint sensors these past few years. They're easier for my smaller hands to access and the mechanism itself just feels quicker than placing a thumb on the front side of the device. The LG G6 features its own rear-facing fingerprint sensor, too, and once you register a print, you can use it to lock up content in LG's Gallery and QuickMemo+ apps. Here's how to set up the fingerprint sensor.

How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the LG G6

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notification shade.
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap General.
  4. Select Fingerprints & security.

  1. Tap Fingerprints.
  2. Tap Add fingerprint.
  3. Scan in the finger of your choice repeatedly until the interface indicates it's been registered.

You can now use the fingerprint sensor on the back to quickly unlock your phone with just the touch of that registered finger.

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Florence Ion was formerly an editor and columnist at Android Central. She writes about Android-powered devices of all types and explores their usefulness in her everyday life. You can follow her on Twitter or watch her Tuesday nights on All About Android.

11 Comments
  • WOW a must read article...
  • It doesn't automatically walk you through this on initial set up?
  • I had the same question. I bet it does, they just have no other news to report so they post this lol
  • It most likely will. I have the v10 and it walks you though on the initial setup. This article is weak at the least.
  • Ummm... Filler article?
  • The phone isn't even out yet, geez. Sent from my Sony Xperia X Compact
  • How about next time you just repost one of the other 20 articles that are exactly the same and save yourself some time. Or, I know this might sound crazy but follow me here, post a "How to set up your fingerprint on Android" then you can just post that every time there's a new phone
  • Super unnecessary post. Is this a thurst move for SEO/traffic or what?
  • I remember the stories of the LG V10 fps not working well with a case...how embarrassing. Guess they won't make that mistake again.
  • I'm only commenting because that picture weirded me out because I thought it was a thumbprint being used to unlock the phone. It looked like the most contorted and elongated thumb I had ever seen...
  • It confused me too. I was wondering if anyone else noticed it.