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Galaxy S10 and Note 10 now let you check biometrics security patch info

With the most recent software update, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 let users check the version of the biometrics security patch on the device. This is a move Samsung made after the recent drama around the S10 and Note 10’s in-display fingerprint reader’s susceptibility to being fooled by textured gel covers that cover the display. The Biometrics and security section in the device settings now has a new option called Biometrics security patch that, when tapped, reveals the current version of the patch.

To fix the flaw in the fingerprint reader, Samsung initially rolled out a biometrics update that would show up for anyone who had fingerprint recognition enabled on their Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 10. The company didn’t say how those who had fingerprint recognition disabled/had no fingerprints registered would get the patch, but it turns out that the November security update that Samsung has pushed out to the two flagships all over the world with surprising quickness installs that requisite fix on all devices, whether fingerprints recognition is enabled or not.

The latest biometrics security patch version for fingerprints is 2.0.25.21, and your Note 10 or S10 needs to be on at least version 2.0.24.20 to be safe from the issue that allows anyone access to your device if you register your fingerprint with a textured silicone/gel case installed on the screen (here’s how to check if your phone is safe). If your device hasn’t received the biometrics security update or the November update that Samsung released earlier this week, you should delete all fingerprints and use an alternative biometrics option until your device is updated.

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BAQT
BAQT

I am with the S10e, and has a side capacitive fingerprint sensor and still get the fingerprint update. So my question is why do I got the update and what changes ?

london2tim
london2tim

i am on the beta for Android 10 november patch but dont have that option – however i can see this info under biometric preferences
it reads
face recognition 2.1.0.1
fingerperints 5.0.0.1

london2tim
london2tim

also i have an option in this category that you dont seem to have that reads google play system update – when you click on it – it takes you to a google system update screen that reads checking for system updates – no system updates available – that looks like the treble project iteration

muciumbe
muciumbe

S10+ too in latest update

frknky92
frknky92

Turkey note 10 old version 2.0.24.20