Monday , May 14 2018

ING Australia app adds Fingerprint to unlock at long last

If you’re an ING Australia customer who’s be waiting on the Dutch banking group to bring fingerprint to unlock to their Australian Android app then today is your lucky day, relatively speaking. The new app version is already available in the Play Store so if you’re anxious to get the update go mash on the update button.

The update doesn’t seem to bring any other new functionality, that said fingerprint to unlock is something I’ve been waiting on so I’m happy with this one small change. To set up the new feature open the app, open the hamburger menu and tap on the setting cog. From there you can enable “Fingerprint login”.

Once enabled simply long out and next time you log back in you’ll be prompted to log in via fingerprint. Unfortunately you still land on your balance screen and need to tap a button to launch the log in interface. Hopefully ING Australia will add the ability to simply tap your finger on the sensor from the balance screen to start the login process.

One thing I did notice is that the ING login is uncharacteristically slow (across several devices) for fingerprint log in systems, it’s not clear why this is but hopefully it can be speed up a bit. If you’re an ING Australia customer and you need the app you can grab it from the Play Store below.

ING Australia Banking
ING Australia Banking
Developer: ING Australia
Price: Free

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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9 Comments on "ING Australia app adds Fingerprint to unlock at long last"

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George
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George

ING is not Danish FYI

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Someone got confused between Dutch and Danish. It has been fixed.

Terry
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Terry

I am still waiting for the amex au Android app to support finger print.

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This so much. Amex Au android app is terrible.

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Tibb So

Wish they would add Samsung Pay so I can go back to using ING instead of dinosaur Westpac.

Terry
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Terry

You can just use Google pay why bothering Samsung pay?

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Tibb So

Because it is much easier to use different cards with Samsung Pay than it is with Google Pay. If Google copied or licensed the Samsung favourite cards feature it would be better. Google Pay is fine for using the default card only with no rewards card.

chris
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chris

The summary screen is an option in the app, turn it off and you go directly to your accounts. The see account balance without logging in needs to be turned off on all accounts then you just log in.
One the OP5 the reader is slower than normal about 2 seconds to work.

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