Fingerprint Gestures Turns Your Fingerprint Sensor Into A Powerful Touchpad

Fingerprint Gestures Turns Your Fingerprint Sensor Into A Powerful Touchpad

Android (6.0+): Google’s Pixel phones have some pretty cool fingerprint gestures. We’ve already seen one attempt to replicate this on other phones, but Fingerprint Gestures might be the most complete app we’ve seen yet.

When you install this app, you can customise three types of fingerprint gestures: Single tap, double tap and swipe. Each gesture can correspond to one of the following actions:

  • Back button
  • Home button
  • Recent apps
  • Sleep (root required)
  • Power button menu
  • Scroll down (root required)
  • Scroll up (root required)
  • Open notification panel
  • Toggle notification panel
  • Open quick settings
  • Play/pause song
  • Next song
  • Previous song
  • Launch an app
  • Flashlight
  • Toggle ringer mode
  • Toggle split-screen (in Nougat)

The first time you run a gesture, you’ll be prompted to give the app permission to use the accessibility feature. For the single tap gesture, you can also set the action to only work for recognised fingerprints. It’s not quite as quick as the feature on Pixel phones, and it may not work on every device, but it’s a handy set of gestures that you didn’t have before.

Fingerprint Gestures [Google Play Store]

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