If you happen to read my blog post about the Samsung Galaxy A50, one of the things I mentioned was that I didn’t like the on-screen fingerprint scanner. Why? Because it’s still buggy and needs some improvement. There are times when it wasn’t able to recognize my fingerprint and I had to use my PIN code to unlock the device.
Because of this, I decided to use the face recognition option and it has proven to be a much better (quicker and reliable) way to unlock the device.
Now, why would I share a tutorial like this on how to remove face recognition data from Samsung devices? I just want to share the issues I experienced while using the Samsung Galaxy A50 and the solutions which might be helpful to other users.
Well, this is for folks out there who might change their minds and would like to switch to a different way of unlocking the device. Furthermore, this could also be useful for folks who are about to dispose or sell their Samsung device and wouldn’t want their face recognition data on the device. Please take note that tutorial is based on a Samsung device running the One UI software.
Here are the steps:
1. Go to Settings.
2. Then head over to Biometrics and security.
3. Tap on Face recognition.
4. If you have setup a PIN, the system will ask you to confirm. If not, you can skip to #5.
5. Tap on Remove face data
6. Select or tap on Remove.
That’s it. Now you have successfully removed the face recognition data saved on your Samsung device. If you want to enable face recognition again, you’ll have to register your face again.
Hope you find this short and simple tutorial helpful. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave your comments below.
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