FingerSecurity is a very ingenious app idea for the Samsung Galaxy devices that include a fingerprint scanner in them. Basically, it is an extension of the existing finger print security measures in place from Samsung and this app allows you to do a lot more than just unlocking your phone. App locking is nothing new to Android, in fact, many apps exist on the Google Play Store which allow you to set a pass code or password to apps which you desire to be locked. The same concept is applied here but with a better unlocking code, your fingerprint.
The first question that most of us will ask is, will our fingerprint be misused or leaked or even easily hacked? No, because it uses the very same framework by Samsung that has been implemented for unlocking your phone — and we think that is pretty secure! Also, unlike multi-window in TouchWiz, this lock can be applied to any app which is installed on your Android device. This is something that Samsung Samsung should have included built-in but anyways, this awesome developer has made an app for this great security feature — much better than using a password.
We have been using FingerSecurity on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it works great. We love it! This seems to be a much better security option for locking apps that you do not want anyone else to go into. Here are some features that this app comes with:
FingerSecurity App Features:
- Widget for quick enable / disable service
- Timeout to allow short absence or absence till you lock the screen
- Location based security so that you don’t have to unlock your apps when you are at home (WiFi and Bluetooth).
- Advanced Security to prevent uninstall
- Auto protect new apps
- Hide UI for finger scanner
- Alternative password
- Custom per app settings
- Protect Notifications(after ticker text)
- Use themes
- Use Specific Fingers to unlock different apps
The extra usability of this app consists of setting a different fingerprint for each installed app, a backup alternate password and selective settings. Furthermore, the uninstall of this app is protected automatically making it loop-hole free.
This app requires a built-in fingerprint scanner in your phone which means only a few Samsung Android phones are compatible. Here is a quick list of the supported Android devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Samsung Galaxy Alpha
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1
This app easily becomes a part of our recommended apps list for the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4 or Alpha owners — especially for those who like Samsung’s Private Mode very much.
You can download this app from the Google Play Store here: Download FingerSecurity