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Galaxy S6 and S6 edge come with direction lock feature for quick phone unlocking

If the amazingly accurate fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge isn’t rocking your boat, then Samsung has another simple yet sufficiently secure option for you to unlock your phone’s screen. Samsung has added a new accessibility feature called Direction Lock on the S6 family, which basically lets you swipe between four to eight times on the screen in whatever direction you fancy to unlock the phone.

It’s a pretty convenient way to unlock a device, and it shouldn’t be long before you’re swiping away on the screen without giving it a second thought, should you decide to use the feature. Unfortunately, it’s not the fastest, as our Galaxy S6 edge took almost two seconds to unlock once we had entered the right, er, directions, but again, it’s a nice alternative to traditional smartphone unlocking methods.

You can access Direction Lock from the Settings » Accessibility menu on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. Still not decided if you should buy either of Samsung’s latest flagships? Check out our review, it might help!

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Thanks, Abdullah!

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SammielT
SammielT

Use this as your direction lock to be a total nerd: up, up down, down, left, right, left, right (a, b, start) xD

lakshesh
lakshesh

Black was out on 9th itself. I got d gold on 10th. 😀 to be specified ..

alex3first93
alex3first93

Mr. Abhijeet M.
I partecipated in the Samsung Galaxy S6 International Giveaway but when I checked it asked me for a password, I put my USER password but it doesn’t work. Did you perhaps put a password on it? I need to check if I won.
Sorry for putting a comment in another section but I don’t know how to PM you in private.

Best Regards

lakshesh
lakshesh

1st to own s6 edge gold in india.. wat a feeling. the looks are deadly.. made me crazy.. fruit company u have got rotten 😛
got update of 252mb . working fine.
but my mobile battery is heating up. Havent charged it till now. using my mobile on company charge only. lets see

kd4u
kd4u

True bro. Saw gold s6 just yesterday at reliance digital. Its looks are killer. Lucky u !

ido156012
ido156012

who won the galaxy s6 giveaway

JohnK
JohnK

Nice feature, reminds me of my Surface Pro unlocking too but on a picture.

Samsung will surely furthermore optimize it to reduce the latency at the end.

klaus krinkle
klaus krinkle

And it’s not very secure. This qualifies as bloatware

JohnK
JohnK

Don’t mix up feature with bloatware as so many are doing thanks to blogs trend.