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  1. tickerguy's Avatar
    The current Android model doesn't allow this, but Blackberry should consider it.

    Right now if you enable the fingerprint scanner and train it then it can be used for screen unlocks and there's no way to disable that.

    What I'd like to be able to do is use it for in-app authentication (e.g. for Android Pay) but not for the screen lock. In other words, let me have Picture Password to unlock the screen, make me use my long alpha password to boot the phone, but for in-app authentication allow me to select the fingerprint option for those apps that support it.

    This would be fairly easy to do and BlackBerry should, IMHO, consider it. It would materially improve security while allowing the convenience of the fingerprint scanner to also be used.
    Last edited by tickerguy; 10-28-16 at 08:12 AM.
    10-28-16 07:53 AM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    good suggestion. For some reason i was thinking there was an option to do this. I couldnt find it though
    10-28-16 08:02 AM
  3. tickerguy's Avatar
    Nope, there isn't (I went through the entire tree of options to try to find it.) If you teach it one or more fingerprints then you cannot prevent them from being usable to unlock the device.
    10-28-16 08:11 AM
  4. TheBirdDog's Avatar
    Seems like a very logical option to have. Especially since Android is supposed to be so easily customized.
    10-28-16 08:13 AM
  5. evodevo69's Avatar
    Get this to the BlackBerry guys on here!

    Cody or Deejay!

    #qwerty #glassweave #darkhorse
    10-28-16 08:32 AM
  6. Ay sini's Avatar
    I have been thinking about that too. Good suggestion.

    Posted via CB10
    10-28-16 09:02 AM
  7. AmritD's Avatar
    Brilliant suggestion
    Hopefully it can the attention of a BlackBerry dev

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    10-28-16 09:34 AM
  8. Ecm's Avatar
    This wouldn't have even occured to me. But a nice idea -- I can see some using it in this way.
    10-28-16 11:32 AM
  9. tickerguy's Avatar
    It's IMHO a fairly obvious thing -- fingerprint scanners are not particularly secure. They ARE, however, convenient -- especially if they work really well and really fast (and the DTEK60 does both.)

    Once I've unlocked my phone then my need for "high security" is over until I re-lock it. Therefore, convenience now wins (and wins big in many cases.) The obvious use case is Android Pay, although there are others.

    Therefore being able to disable the fingerprint only for unlocking while leaving it otherwise "enabled" would be excellent -- and should be easy to do as well.
    AmritD and Gayle Lynn like this.
    10-28-16 11:34 AM
  10. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    to boot device, you have to enter your password. I can't use fingerprint to do that and with good reason as the software for fingerprint is not loaded yet. The rest I agree somewhat, but after you use the fingerprint, i find it annoying to use other methods when i am forced to use it.
    10-28-16 12:10 PM
  11. TheHereticGoat666's Avatar
    Great idea! Hope it gets implemented in the future
    10-28-16 12:12 PM

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