Last week, I wrote a blog post about how biometric authentication on a mobile device had "leveled up" by way of the iris scanner on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
I spent this last weekend trying it out first hand and here is what I experienced.
Does it work? Yes, BUT...
- To activate it, you have to press the power button, then you have to swipe the screen to turn on the scanner.
- You have to hold the phone 10-12 inches from your eyes for it to recognize you.
- You want to position yourself to avoid bright lights in the background since that can confuse the infrared scanner.