Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ - Set Up Iris™ Recognition

View this info to set up or remove Iris recognition, a device lock option that utilizes a scan of your eye.

Nota Notas:

  • Iris recognition is utilized to unlock the device.
  • If synced to a corporate exchange account, the availability of this option is dependant upon the policies of your IT admin.
  • For optimal performance, ensure you are in a well lit environment and not wearing contact lenses or sunglasses.


Precaución Precaución:

  • To protect your eyes, keep the screen at least 8 inches away during iris recognition.
  • Don't attach unapproved screen protectors (privacy protection films, tempered glass protectors, etc.) to your device.
  • Don't use iris recognition with infants. Doing so may damage their eyesight.
  • Anyone with a history of symptoms linked to an epileptic condition should consult with a physician prior to using the iris scanner.


  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps.
    Nota Estas instrucciones son válidas para el modo estándar and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Ícono Settings > Biometrics and security Ícono de seguridad.
  3. Tap Irises.
    Nota Si corresponde, ingresa el PIN, la contraseña o el patrón actuales.
  4. Realiza una de las siguientes acciones:
    • For first time setup:
      1. If presented, select a lock screen option (e.g., Pattern, PIN, Password) then follow the steps to complete the process.
        Nota Consulta Configurar bloqueo de pantalla para obtener ayuda.
      2. Review the info then tap Continue.
      3. While holding the phone 10-14 inches away, open your eyes wide and look at the screen.
        Nota Position your eyes within the circles shown on the screen until your irises have been registered.
        Nota If necessary, follow any additional instructions to complete the process.
    • To remove irises:
      1. Tap Remove iris data.
      2. Tap Remove to confirm.