How to Set Up, Add More, or Remove a Fingerprint on Nexus Phones Running Nougat

Objective

  • To set up your first fingerprint
  • To add more fingerprints
  • To remove a fingerprint

Environment

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Android versions prior to 8.0 Oreo

Procedure

To set up your first fingerprint:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Security
  3. Tap Nexus Imprint
  4. Tap Next 
  5. Choose a backup screen lock
  6. Choose how you want notifications to be displayed
  7. Follow the on-screen directions to add your fingerprint
  8. Tap DONE when complete

To add more fingerprints:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Security
  3. Tap Nexus Imprint
  4. Enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password when prompted
  5. Tap Add fingerprint
  6. Follow the on-screen directions to add your fingerprint
  7. Tap DONE when complete

To remove a fingerprint:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Security
  3. Tap Nexus Imprint
  4. Enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password when prompted
  5. Tap an existing fingerprint
    • Note: If you have more than one fingerprint set up then you would select the numbered finger you wish to delete
  6. Tap DELETE
    • Note: If you only have one fingerprint, then you will be asked if you want to remove all fingerprints. You would want to select YES, REMOVE

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