Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ - 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, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
    Nota These instructions only apply to modo estándar and the default Home screen layout.
  2. Navigate: Settings Ícono Settings > Biometrics and security.
  3. From the Biometrics section, tap Irises.
    Nota Si aparece, ingresa el PIN, la contraseña o el patrón actuales.
  4. Realiza alguna de las siguientes acciones:
  • For first time setup:
    1. Review the disclaimer then tap Continue.
    2. If presented, select a lock screen option (e.g., Pattern, PIN, Password) then follow the steps to complete the process.
      Nota Si es necesario, consulta Configurar bloqueo de pantalla para obtener ayuda.
    3. Review the info then tap Continue.
    4. 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.
    5. Tap the Notifications switches to turn the following on Interruptor en On o desactivar Interruptor en Off :
      • Iris unlock
        Nota Unlock your phone with your irises.
      • Screen-on iris recognition 
        Nota Unlocks the phone with your irises as soon as the screen turns on, without swiping first.
      • Stay on Lock screen
        Nota When you unlock the device with iris recognition, stay on the Lock screen until you swipe.
  • To remove irises:
    1. Navigate: Settings Ícono Settings > Biometrics and security.
    2. Tap Irises.
      Nota Si aparece, ingresa el PIN, la contraseña o el patrón actuales.
    3. Tap Remove iris data.
    4. To confirm, review the disclaimer then tap Remove.