How to activate actions with footprints under Android 6.0 Marshmallow sensor? -Tutorial [Exclusive Guide]

4:12 am February 20, 201714645

deploy the notifications Panel by sliding on the sensor of prints of my phone, it seems obvious to users of smartphones Huawei or Honor. For others, it was one of the most anticipated new Android 7.0 Nougat. Finally, the feature is exclusive to the Pixel Google Android 7.1 Nougat, but it was not counting on the XDA developers. Applications allow to activate the fingerprint gestures on any terminal from Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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expected the arrival of the fingerprint gestures on Android Stock since Android 7.0 Nougat , and they are finally available on Android 7.1 Nougat… exclusively for Google Pixel . The feature found on most of the phones under Emotion UI is indeed only available on phones very high-end of the firm of Mountain View, since the Nexus are not compatible with this feature based on it .

Fortunately, independent developers got down to the task to provide a port of the functionality on our phones under Android Marshmallow 6.0 or more recent . make sure before start you the installation of an application, to register a fingerprint in the menu security settings of your phone. Otherwise, the applications did not work with our Nexus 5 X and 6 p.

Fingerprint Quick Action

first to be taken out, this application offers fewer features than the second. However, after using the two we find it more reactive. Thus, it will be the most suitable if you are looking to use the sensor of fingerprint of your smartphone to pull down the notifications Panel or the quick settings. If you wish to make a further use – at the expense of responsiveness-, you need to instead direct you to Fingerprint Gestures .

the application is now available on the Google Store! No need to manually install the APK so. Once launched, the application rights of access when you enable Fingerprint Quick Action.


after this step, the gestures of the fingerprint sensor are available. You choose between the different options available, which most do not require rights root – only the function of sleep needs. We can link these functions to support long or a landslide. She does not double-tap for example.

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a video is available on YouTube. The first minute of this one does however more help, since it describes installation of the APK file. It for the advantage of expose in images the possible uses of the application.

Fingerprint Gestures

this second application for appeared later, but she for the advantage of having a much fuller uses catalog. On the other hand, we found it slower to react to the moves as the previous. Her so please only if you find that the first lacks features.

as well as Fingerprint Quick Action, the application needs of accessibility during its first activation rights. This time, the double tap is available in addition to the si improved tap and sliding on the scanner. No sign of a long press on the other hand.


you can tie a plethora of functions to these gestures, ranging from navigation to the notifications panel buttons, via the vibrate mode and the flashlight. If you own rights root on your device, it will be also possible to use the fingerprint sensor to activate Google Now or turn off the screen of the smartphone.


the second application is the most complete and seems to be the best choice to do so we find it less fluid than the first. That’s why we offer two alternatives. You see according to the use you intend to have.