Biometrics: Fingerprint Authentication on Your Android

Android
Sticky Password supports fingerprint authentication on iOS and Android devices. Now you can unlock your password database on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets that are equipped with a fingerprint scanner. Tuesday tutorial - Biometrics: Fingerprint Authentication on Android

Enable Sticky Password Fingerprint protection

  1. Run Sticky Password. Tap the Menu button in the upper right corner and select Settings.

    Tap Menu and select Settings.
  2. Tap App Protection.

    Tap App Protection.
  3. Slide the slider for Fingerprint protection to the right to activate the feature.

    Slide the slider.
  4. Enter your Master Password to make changes and tap Unlock.

    Enter your Master Password.

Register your Fingerprint

If there are no registered fingerprints on your Android device, the fingerprint manager on your device will appear to walk you through the steps to register your authorized fingerprint. The following example is for a Samsung device:

  1. Tap the + in the upper right corner.

    Add your Fingerprint.
  2. Read the information about registering your fingerprint, and tap OK to continue.

    Tap OK.
  3. Now swipe your fingertip downwards over the Home key 8 times, as shown below.

    Swipe your Fingertip.
  4. Tap Done.

    Tap Done.
  5. The fingerprint manager on your device will prompt you to create a password that will be used as a backup in case there is a problem with your fingerprint. Create a password to use as an alternative to your fingerprint and tap Continue.

    Tap Continue.
  6. Confirm your password by reentering it, and tap OK.

    Tap OK.
  7. The next screen will let you know that your fingerprint has been registered. Tap OK.

    Tap OK again.
  8. Now that your fingerprint has been registered and enabled, it can be used to unlock Sticky Password. Exit the device fingerprint manager by tapping the back arrow in the upper left corner, and return to Sticky Password.

    Tap back arrow.

Using your fingerprint to Unlock Sticky Password

  1. With Fingerprint protection activated in Sticky Password, you'll be able to unlock the app with your fingerprint. Swipe your fingertip downwards over the Home key to unlock it.

    Unlock Sticky Password.
  2. You're all set! Now you can unlock Sticky Password using only your fingertip. Of course, you can also use your Master Password. Note: tapping the Alternative password field allows you to enter the backup password you created above in the device's fingerprint manager.

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