How to set up the Elephone P9000 Fingerprint scanner


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The Elephone P9000 has a fingerprint scanner on the rear, but unlike other smartphones, it isn’t as simple to set up as some!

What we love about Android is the ease of use it offers you. Android is a superb mobile OS with powerful features, but with simple menus and easy to use options Google have made it really user-friendly.

It is rare to find a pure stock Android system on a phone though, and sometimes features added by the manufacturer aren’t as simple to set up as they should! Case in point the fingerprint scanner on the rear of the Elephone P9000.

Over the past year I have received around 20 smartphones with fingerprint scanners, and all have been very easy and relatively fast to set up. Even the Elephone Vowney has a simple fingerprint setting menu, but not the Elephone P9000!

Setting up the fingerprint scanner on the Elephone P9000

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Generally all that is required when setting up a fingerprint on your phone is to offer the phone PIN number or password. Once this backup security is in place the fingerprint option is unlocked, but it’s not so easy to find on the Elephone P9000.

  1. First you need to set up a password, not a PIN. If you set up a PIN number the P9000’s fingerprint unlock option won’t be available.
  2. Once you set up the password you still won’t be able to find the fingerprint unlock option under settings > security > screen lock. Instead you will have to go to the fingerprint menu.
  3. Enter Settings > Finger Scanner > Fingerprint Manager > (enter password). Here you will find the ‘Use to unlock screen’ setting. Once turned on you can use the scanner to unlock your phone.

Once this is all set up the fingerprint scanner works well, but I personally prefer a PIN number more preferable to a password, also the fact that the settings aren’t very initiative are a problem that Elephone needs to address!

Thanks to Marco Lancaster for letting me know about this, as I had personally given up and thought that the fingerprint option hadn’t been enabled on current P9000 Samples! Thanks again!

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19 Comments

  1. jeremy
    February 15, 2016

    Hi Andi, may I ask when can we expect full review of P9000, please? Thanks a lot 🙂

    • February 15, 2016

      Wednesday

      • jimberkas
        February 15, 2016

        Andi,
        any word if Zuk will be present at MWC this year? They seem strangely silent. Didn’t you form some relationship with them last year? perhaps you can reach out to someone there and ask them if they plan to ever release another phone!

        • Sam
          February 15, 2016

          ZUK has disappeared from the world. I bought a zuk z1 from a Spanish friend, they promised zuk would offer warranty. When I contacted zuk.hk, no replay. Then relative zuk.com stuff said they were not responsible for overseas issues, nowhere to contact zuk now. Please help in someone could reach zuk overseas team.

  2. Roberto Tomás
    February 15, 2016

    any word on what happened to the “P9000 Edge” variant that has a side fingerprint scanner and a 2.5d bezeless screen (like the umi future)? see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ios8l5svs20

    I’m kinda hoping they didn’t release it because they are going to rebuild it with a Helio X20 instead of the P10.

    • Dante
      February 16, 2016

      it will release latet as said by ele reps

  3. Marco Lancaster
    February 15, 2016

    I hope they add pin unlock support too, personally I prefer pin over password in my lockscreen.

  4. Guest
    February 15, 2016

    Hi Andi, may I ask when can we expect full review of P9000, please? Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Andi Sykes
      February 15, 2016

      Wednesday

    • jimberkas
      February 15, 2016

      Andi,
      any word if Zuk will be present at MWC this year? They seem strangely silent. Didn’t you form some relationship with them last year? perhaps you can reach out to someone there and ask them if they plan to ever release another phone!

    • Sam
      February 16, 2016

      ZUK has disappeared from the world. I bought a zuk z1 from a Spanish friend, they promised zuk would offer warranty. When I contacted zuk.hk, no replay. Then relative zuk.com stuff said they were not responsible for overseas issues, nowhere to contact zuk now. Please help in someone could reach zuk overseas team.

  5. Roberto Tomás
    February 15, 2016

    any word on what happened to the “P9000 Edge” variant that has a side fingerprint scanner and a 2.5d bezeless screen (like the umi future)? see

  6. Roberto Tomás
    February 15, 2016

    I’m kinda hoping they didn’t release it because they are going to rebuild it with a Helio X20 instead of the P10.

    • Dante
      February 16, 2016

      it will release latet as said by ele reps

  7. Marco Lancaster
    February 15, 2016

    I hope they add pin unlock support too, personally I prefer pin over password in my lockscreen.

  8. Anes Fansub
    February 16, 2016

    Mirando el video de los chicos de andro4all es un gran terminal

  9. Anes Fansub
    February 16, 2016

    Mirando el video de los chicos de andro4all es un gran terminal