The fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge don’t please you? Don’t worry Samsung has another simple yet sufficiently secure option for you to unlock your phone’s screen. Samsung has added a new accessibility feature called Direction Lock on the S6 family, which basically lets you swipe between four to eight times on the screen in whatever direction you fancy to unlock the phone.
It’s a pretty convenient way to unlock a device, and it shouldn’t be long before you’re swiping away on the screen without giving it a second thought, should you decide to use the feature. Unfortunately, it’s not the fastest, the Galaxy S6 edge took almost two seconds to unlock but again, it’s a nice alternative to traditional smartphone unlocking methods.
You can access Direction Lock from the Settings » Accessibility menu on your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.