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eWallet for Android and the fingerprint scanner
Views: 2571 Created: 03-17-2016 09:41 Last Updated: 03-17-2016 09:41

Does eWallet for Android support a device's fingerprint scanner?

Yes! Starting with version 8.2, eWallet® for Android on compatible Android OS 6 devices will support the built-in fingerprint scanner. This feature is turned off by default, but you can enable it for your wallet(s) as outlined below.

To enable the fingerprint scanner:

  • unlock your wallet with your password
  • go to the More (three dots) menu
  • select Fingerprint
  • select Enabled

You’re all set, you can now use the fingerprint scanner to unlock your wallet. Please see the notes below for important information on using the fingerprint scanner will eWallet.

To use the fingerprint scanner:

If you don’t see the fingerprint panel when you start eWallet, that likely means you need to enable the fingerprint scanner for that particular wallet. When you see the fingerprint panel, you can unlock your wallet using a finger in the same way that you unlock your device.

Important Notes

Using the fingerprint scanner is a convenience but is not a permanent substitute for knowing your wallet password. There are several ways that the fingerprint scanner can be disabled, so it's really important that you remember the password to your wallet.

  • Platform: Android