With the newest smartphones – Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Samsung has put together iris scanner, and facial recognition unlocks technology to develop the new unlock technology calls “Intelligent Scan.” It provides a quick, secure and straightforward way to recognize your beautiful face and eyes to unlock your device. Let’s know how to set up and use Intelligent Scan to unlock Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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It seems like Samsung’s Intelligent Scan stands against iPhone X’s Face ID. Once your enable Intelligent Scan on Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus, it will use device’s front-facing camera (which you also use to make AR Emojis) to scan your face. In a case, if it fails to unlock your phone with the face, then it will scan your irises. Nevertheless, if your device couldn’t unlock, then it will match both factors to unlock your S9 or S9+.

So, are you ready to unlock your phone in James-Bond style? Let’s see how to get started with Intelligent Scan on S9 and S9 Plus.

How to Set Up and Use Intelligent Scan to Unlock Your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

How to Set up and Use Intelligent Scan to Unlock Your Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Quick access:

To set up Intelligent Scan on S9 and S9+, you will first need to register your face and iris scanner on your phone and then start using Intelligent Scan.

Note: Keep in mind that you don’t wear glasses or any obstructs while following these steps.

How to Set up Face Unlock on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Step #1. Launch Settings on your phone.

Step #2. Navigate to “Lock screen and security.”

Step #3. Select “Face Recognition”

Step #4. Enter PIN, Pattern or password if asked.

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Step #5. Now your device will give you different prompts to scan and register your face.

How to Set up Iris Unlock on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Note: For the better result, make sure that you are indoor or away from direct sunlight.

Step #1. Launch Settings on your phone.

Step #2. Navigate to “Lock screen and security.”

Step #3. Select “Iris Scanner.”

Step #4. Enter PIN, Pattern or password if asked.

Step #5. Now your device will give you different prompts to scan and register your Irises. So, hold your phone 10 to 14 inches from your face.

How to Enable and use Intelligent Scan on Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

Once you completed face and iris registration process, you will be to use Intelligent Scan to unlock your S9 or S9 Plus quickly. Let’s see how to use it!

Step #1. Open Settings on your device.

Step #2. Go to the “Lock screen and security” and select “Lock Screen Type.”

Step #3. Now turn toggle on next “Intelligent Scan” option to activate it.

Step #4. Now you will need to go back to the Lock screen and security → Intelligent Scan, and there you will get different options to use Intelligent Scan for “Samsung Pass,” “Intelligent Scan unlocks,” and “Screen-on Intelligent Scan.”

Step #5. Make your choice to enable Intelligent Scan for any of these options.

That’s it!

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Final Lines

Previously, there was not an option to use both iris and face unlock at the same time on S8 and Note 8. A pleasure to see this option in the newest Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus as a new Intelligent Scan feature. Is it secure or not? What do you think? Just share your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.