Fingerprint scanners have been on smartphones for a while now, starting way back in 2011 with Motorola. Unfortunately that effort wasn’t exactly great by any measure.
It took 2013’s iPhone 5s for a great fingerprint scanner to emerge, as the industry swiftly followed suit with scanners of their own. But why should you care about the technology?
Well, aside from unlocking your phone, there are quite a few cool uses for a fingerprint scanner…
Fingerprint scanners have become a key feature in many smartphones these days
For one, you can use the scanner to purchase digital goods such as music, movies and apps. This is ideal for parents who want to quickly authenticate purchases made by kids.
Then there’s the ability to lock down apps, so if a thief grabs your phone, they won’t be able to access your social media apps or other sensitive information.
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