Samsung Promises Fingerprint Scanner Fix As Early As Next Week

Yesterday we talked about a fingerprint scanner issue with the Galaxy S10 that a woman in England and discovered. The flaw with the S10 in-screen fingerprint scanner surfaced when she added a cheap gel screen protector. With that protector installed, the fingerprint scanner would allow anyone to unlock the smartphone.

Samsung acknowledged that the issue and has now said that a fix for the scanner problem could come as early as next week. For now, Samsung is advising people to remove silicon screen protecting cases from the devices reports The Verge.

Samsung has said that the issue relates to some silicone screen protecting cases. The fingerprint scanner issue impacts the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G. It also impacts the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus smartphones.

The issue stems from the scanner incorrectly reading 3D patterns in the screen protector as fingerprints. Samsung also advises people to delete any previously recorded fingerprints. Samsung says that the issue shouldn’t happen with the Samsung installed screen protector.