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How to fix Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra fingerprint recognition issues

The Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+ and Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra use fingerprint recognition as one of several methods to unlock the smartphone.

If you are having issues with getting these smartphones to recognize your fingerprint, then you can take a look this troubleshooting guide at Seeking Tech.

1. It is important to note that, if your Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ or Galaxy S22 Ultra isn’t recognizing your fingerprint, then make sure you know the pattern, PIN or password you used set up for the device.

Otherwise, you won’t be able to unlock your device unless you perform a factory reset.

2. If the phone isn’t recognizing your fingerprint, then make sure that you are using the correct finger and placing it in the correct section of the touchscreen (which should be at the bottom center).

3. You should also make sure that you aren’t using a glove.

4. Having water on your finger and/or the screen may cause recognition issues.

To see what you can do when you S22, S22+ or S22 Ultra gets too wet, you can check out this article.

5. Moreover, make sure that your finger and the touchscreen of your phone are also clean.

To find out how you can properly clean these Samsung phones, you can take a look at this post.

6. If you are using a thick screen protector, then the touchscreen may not be able to recognize your fingerprint.

7. Keep in mind that any new scars and/or wrinkles may make your fingerprint unrecognizable.

8. The screens of the S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra will also have a harder time trying to scan smaller and thinner fingers.

9. Try not to bend or use only the fingertip as doing so may cause recognition issues.

10. If you can unlock your smartphone, then we recommend adding multiple fingerprint profiles.

You can either add more profiles to the same finger you used previously so that you can register for more angles and applied pressures, improving the accuracy of the sensor. Alternatively, you can also use another finger so that you can switch to it if the current one isn’t working.

To register new fingerprint profiles for your Samsung Galaxy S22, Samsung Galaxy S22+ or Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, you can do the following:

  • Open the Settings App on your phone.
  • In the Settings App, go to Biometrics and Security.
  • Next, you need to select Fingerprints.
  • Afterwards, select Continue.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new fingerprint profile.
  • Tap Done to complete the registration.
  • Afterwards, you can select the Check Added Fingerprints option to test if the new fingerprint profile can be recognized by your Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphone.
  • You can repeat this process as much as you like in order to add more profiles.

If you run out of space, then you can delete existing profiles by going to Settings, selecting Biometrics and Security and then selecting Fingerprints. You then need to unlock your phone and then tap the fingerprint profile you want to remove. Finally, select the Remove option to delete the profile.