You can unlock your Galaxy Note 3 with your signature

At a time when Samsung's Galaxy S6 series is hogging all the limelight, the Korean giant is set to unveil yet another high end phablet that interests many- the Galaxy Note 5.

This year, many flagship phones have come with their own authentication tools that included fingerprint scanners following their adoption in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But what if you are happy with your years-old phablet but yet crave a unique authentication tool?

Released in September of 2013, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 was a decent 6-inch phablet featuring a S-Pen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. However, fingerprint scanners didn't figure in the minds of manufacturers when it was launched. Instead, the Note 3 featured a type of authentication mechanism through which you could, and still can if you own it; unlock the phablet using your signature.

 In order to do this, you will need to personalize your lock screen in the settings such that you can choose a signature instead of PINs or patterns to unlock the phablet.

You will then need to update your signature three times to confirm and then set an emergency pin of four digits just in case you forget your signature. Once it is done, you are ready to go.

Since Galaxy Note 5, due to be announced on August 13, is set to carry fingerprint sensors, you are unlikely to find any signature settings for your lock screen. Even the existing Galaxy Note 4 doesn't have one if you were wondering.

In that case, we can only enjoy signing off on our Galaxy Note 3 screen for as long as it lasts.

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  1. Guest
    Guest16th Feb 2016

    i have a note3 signature lock but i keep signing an i can get out of it any tips to how to get out or re set it

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