Make Samsung Galaxy S21, S20, S10 Open Home Screen after Face Unlock (Disable ‘Stay on Lock screen’)

Samsung Galaxy S21 owners often complain that they need to swipe on the screen after they successfully authorize using the face unlock feature. Here is how to make your S21, S20 or recent Note series take you directly to the home screen after you face unlock it. What’s the point of doing extra movements, especially if they don’t boost the security?

Follow the steps to disable swipe to unlock on Samsung Galaxy S21, S20, S10, S9, Note 20, Note10:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Enter the Biometrics and security section
  3. Here select Face recognition
  4. Draw your current pattern or type your security code (PIN).
  5. Toggle off Stay on Lock screen:
disable Stay on Lock screen face recognition Galaxy S10 S9
Galaxy S20, S10 or Note: Face unlock without swipe

In OneUI 3.1 on Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+ or S21 Ultra this option is called Stay on Lock screen until swipe:

Stay on Lock screen until swipe OneUI 3.1
Galaxy S21, OneUI 3.1

From now on you will see your home screen after you face unlock your Galaxy S21, S20, S10, Note 10, S9 and other models that run OneUI 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.1.

P.S. We do not recommend to disable “Lift to wake”. Otherwise you will need to press the Power button before using the face recognition feature! But you don’t like extra steps.

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14 thoughts on “Make Samsung Galaxy S21, S20, S10 Open Home Screen after Face Unlock (Disable ‘Stay on Lock screen’)”

  1. Thank you. A Samsung S10+ with stock Android or better yet Oxygen OS would be the ULTIMATE PHONE! Samsung’s One UI is better but IT STILL SUCKS

  2. doesn’t unlock to homescreen it will unlock to the last screen you were using. the title is misleading.

  3. Didnt work for me. That setting isnt in my face recognition settings. After entering my pin, my phone goes straight into asking if I wear glasses etc, and wants to set up face recognition. I cant find stay on lockscreen until swipe anywhere. I have the S21FE.

  4. S21FE – Works perfectly! Just what I was looking for. Was driving me nuts that it just kept lingering an the lock screen without any reason. Thank you 🙂


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