Here are 5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

When smartphones made their first appearance, the only form of security guaranteed was PIN codes and pattern locks. Soon, even iPhones got their own PIN codes to protect user data. But Apple went a leap forward and gave users something more special, the TouchID.

5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

When we see the phones launched over the past year, it was Android handsets that benefited the most. And many new budget smartphones on the market have put in fingerprint sensors in their models. So why is everyone going bonkers for this feature? Here's why.

5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

It's secure

No one can access your phone without your prints. And every fingerprint is unique in their own way. Your fingerprint is stored locally on a chip that cannot be broken into. And companies have ensured that their technology is on par with the big guys from Cupertino.

5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

It's now mainstream

A smartphone without a fingerprint scanner is like a buffet without starters. It's incomplete! Even a smartphone like LeEco Le 1S has a fingerprint scanner. And that in itself is a unique selling point.

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5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

Simple touch, boring swipes

Many people sometimes end up locking their phones after getting their swipe patterns wrong. We tend to make our patterns so confusing so that no one else can perform 'your trick'. But the fingerprint sensors on the latest phones require just a touch to unlock.

5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

Android support

Android has now updated its software to include support for fingerprint scanners. The feature can be used in every other Android phone that to be made in the future with ease without adding any additional codes.

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5 reasons why fingerprint scanners have replaced the pattern lock

Third-party coding

Like TouchID being used to authorize all your purchases, Android apps can also integrate fingerprint authorization to carry out any secure payments at various point of sales, or even apps. This security can avoid unnecessary payment transactions to be executed.

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