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:
- Go to Settings
- Enter the Biometrics and security section
- Here select Face recognition
- Draw your current pattern or type your security code (PIN).
- Toggle off Stay on Lock screen:
In OneUI 3.1 on Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+ or S21 Ultra this option is called Stay on Lock screen until swipe:
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’)”
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
Brilliant thanks, just what I was looking for.
Doesn’t work for me ,, some other setting interfering perhaps .
Worked perfectly!!! Thank you very much! I was getting frustrated with it!
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad it worked for you!
Thank you. Was going crazy trying to find this setting after getting a warrant replacement.
thanks so much works on the s20 as well, was driving me nuts 🙂
doesn’t unlock to homescreen it will unlock to the last screen you were using. the title is misleading.
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.
Try finishing the face recognition setup, thats what I did.
Worked just as described.
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 🙂
Thank you so much… Worked and loving it