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Original story (published on May 25, 2020) follows:

Samsung Galaxy S20 May update with the G98xxXXU2ATE6 / G98xxXXS2ATD5 build was rolled out a few days ago. As this was the monthly update, not many new features or bug fixes were expected.

However, the update brought a much-needed change wherein device users can now deactivate the activating fingerprint animation. Let’s speak first about what it does. For those naive, the fingerprint unlock icon displays a ripple effect on pressing your finger to unlock the phone while enabled.

galaxy s20
Galaxy S20

Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 also have this ripple effect feature. However, many S20 users find this effect somewhat slow/sluggish compared to other Galaxy devices that sport it.

With the latest update, Samsung now gives an option to deactivate the animation while unlocking the Samsung Galaxy S20 Series (Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 +, and Galaxy S20 Ultra). As per the creditors, ATE6 update brings the option in the Fingerprint setting that lets you deactivate the ripple effect on your smartphone.


By removing the ripple effect while fingerprint unlocking, it is supposed to feel a little bit quicker. However, if we go through the same Reddit thread, there are mixed views and some say it didn’t make fingerprint unlocking smoother.

But I’ll go out on the limb here and say more users will come up with different responses about the same. If you’ve already updated your phone, seek to disable the fingerprint animation and share with us how it works for you?

Update (June 16, 2020)

A second June 2020 update is rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10+ as build number CTF1, tagging along the ability to disable fingerprint unlock animation.

Now you can actually turn off the fps unlock animation in June patch (CTF1) (but now it is so smooth you dont need to turn it off)


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