The latest Samsung Galaxy S10 has a major flaw. It’s new high-tech fingerprint reader can be fooled by the residue left by your fingers on the screen protector. Apparently, a British woman discovered that her husband could unlock her phone by simply placing his thumb on the fingerprint reader. Another person also posted a video about a similar incident .
Now, Samsung is warning its users, which include people who own the latest Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones to remove their screen protectors until a software update is released. It is also advising customers not to use certain silicone screen protecting cases, saying that some screen protectors can cause the fingerprint scanners to malfunction.
Samsung said in a statement,
If you currently use front screen protective covers, to ensure optimum fingerprint scanning, please refrain from using this cover until your device has been updated with a new software patch.