How To Enable Face Recognition on Galaxy Z Fold 4

Face recognition allows you to unlock your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 with your face. This can also be used to verify your identity for certain apps such as Samsung Pay. In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to use facial recognition security on your phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a flagship quality Android smartphone that’s best known for its foldable display form factor. It’s a powerful device that can become a mini tablet when unfolded allowing for easy multitasking between apps. Some of its best features include its use of a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip, 4400 mAh battery, and has a storage of up to 1TB.

How do I turn on Face Recognition on my Samsung smartphone?

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Your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 lock screen has several security features available to protect your data from being accessed by anyone. There’s the PIN unlock, pattern unlock, fingerprint unlock, and the face unlock.

One of the quickest ways to unlock your phone and get to the home screen is by using face unlock. You just need to set it up first in order to use it.

Setting up facial recognition on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

To be able to use face recognition on your Galaxy Z Fold 4 you must first need to set a PIN, Pattern, or Password first.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap Biometrics and security.
  • Tap Face recognition.
  • Tap Continue. If you don’t already have a secure screen lock, you will need to set one up.
  • To set up face recognition, hold the phone 8-20 inches away and position your face inside the circle. Hold the position until the progress bar reaches 100%. It’s best to remove your glasses to finish the process.
  • Tap Done when finished.

Take note that even with face recognition enabled your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 will still require a PIN, Pattern, or Password under the following conditions:

  • At least once every 24 hours.
  • If 4 hours have passed without using the device.
  • If the device has been restarted.

Facial recognition options for your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Here are the various security options and settings you can access after setting up the facial recognition feature of your phone. This can be accessed from Settings – Biometrics and security – Face recognition.

Remove face data: Delete the current face recognition data on your phone.

Add alternative appearance to enhance recognition: You can use this if you change your hairstyle, facial hair, or make up.

Face unlock: Unlocks your phone when your face is recognized.

Stay on Lock screen until swipe: Your phone remains in the Lock screen until you swipe even if you already used Face recognition.

Faster recognition: Improves the recognition speed but reduces security, increasing the possibility of a video or image being incorrectly recognized as your face.

Require open eyes: Your phone will only recognize your face when your eyes are open.

Brighten screen: Temporarily increases screen brightness so your face can be recognized in the dark.

Tips to improve facial recognition

After you set up face recognition you might notice that your phone might not recognize your face sometimes. Here are some tips to make device unlocks a smooth process.

The recognition process can be affected by glasses, hats, masks, makeup, and beards. You can add an alternative look can help the device recognize you in different situations.

Make sure you are in a well-lit area and the camera lens is clean.

For best results, make sure your image is not blurry.

Face ID is less secure than Pattern, PIN, Iris, or Fingerprint.

Keep in mind your device can be unlocked by someone that looks similar to you (such as a twin).

If you are having trouble unlocking your device, you can use Find My Mobile and other methods to remotely unlock it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is using Face ID secure?

    Face ID is less secure compared to PIN, pattern, or fingerprint unlocks since there's a chance that someone who looks like you will be able to unlock your phone.

  2. Does Z Fold 4 have Face Recognition?

    Yes it does, and it can be accessed from Settings then Biometrics and security.

  3. How do I update my Galaxy Z Fold 4 software?

    Go to your phone Settings.
    Scroll down and tap Software update.
    Tap Download and install.

  4. How do I wipe cache partition on my Galaxy z Fold 4?

    Press and hold the Volume Up key, then press and hold the Side key.
    When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android recovery screen).
    Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.
    Press Power key to select wipe cache partition.
    Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.
    When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
    Press the Power key to restart the device.

  5. How do I reset network settings on my Galaxy Z Fold 4?

    Open the Settings app.
    Scroll down to and tap General management.
    Tap Reset to view the reset options.
    Tap Reset network settings.
    Tap Reset settings and if prompted, enter your security lock.
    Tap Reset to proceed with the network settings reset.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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