You can use the fingerprint sensor on the back of your Essential Phone to quickly see your notifications without ever touching the screen.

Quick Steps

  1. HC_Use_fingerprint_for_notifications_Frame_1.pngTap Settings
  2. HC_Use_fingerprint_for_notifications_Frame_2.pngTap System
  3. HC_Use_fingerprint_for_notifications_Frame_3.pngTap Gestures
  4. HC_Use_fingerprint_for_notifications_Frame_4.pngTap Swipe fingerprint for notifications
  5. HC_Use_fingerprint_for_notifications_Frame_5.pngTurn on Swipe fingerprint for notifications

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For added convenience, set your phone to unlock using your fingerprint—so you more quickly see your notifications by immediately swiping down on the sensor using the same finger.

And if you'd like to use the fingerprint sensor for more than just showing and hiding your notifications, check out the Google Play Store. There, you can find apps which give you the ability to use the sensor to scroll through web pages, turn on features, and much more.