Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Fingerprint Scanner Breaks Once Battery Is Fully Discharged, Some Users Report


The report claims that the fingerprint scanners of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are deteriorating for users who completely discharge their batteries. The latest issue comes just days after various users of the Pixel 6 series complained about its unresponsive fingerprint scanner. Google responded to those users by saying that it was lagging behind because of “advanced security algorithms.” However, in some cases, the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 has not been found to be as secure and can unlock the phone using an unregistered finger.

a number of Pixel 6 And Pixel 6 Pro users on reddit have complaints raised Regarding a bug that prevents the fingerprint scanner from unlocking and restarting when the phone’s battery is completely drained.

in a bug report filed On the Google issue tracker website, several users have mentioned that the fingerprint enrollment option on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also stops showing up in the Settings menu after recharging the battery and rebooting the phone. Some users were able to get the option to re-register the fingerprint, but this resulted in an error, as seen from the screenshots shared on the site.

Pixel 6 users can’t even enroll a new fingerprint due to issue
photo credit: google issue tracker

This problem does not seem to be caused by a hardware issue as some users were able to solve This after resetting their phone to factory settings. However, this means that you will have to lose all your settings and some data.

Although Google has yet to respond to user reports, with some users claiming fingerprint recognition failed after the November Android security update released earlier this month.

Gadgets 360 has contacted Google for comment on the matter and will update this article when the company responds.

As mentioned, this is only the latest fingerprint scanner bug for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Previous reports suggested that the built-in scanner takes longer than expected For some users. Google doesn’t even consider it a bug and instead calls it the result of its security algorithms. However, some users alleged that the algorithms did not help secure the Pixel 6, as unregistered fingers were able to unlock the phone in some cases.

Notably, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first phones from Google to carry an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, this doesn’t help Google justify the bug as there are several Android phone makers on the market that have deployed similar sensors – even on their mid-range phones – without any hiccups.

In addition to fingerprint scanner-centric issues, the new Pixel phones have resulted in a green color effect For some users. There are also some users who have got the Pixel 6 series calling ghost randomly because of their contacts a google assistant Bug, which is promised to be fixed through an update. Pixel 6 Pro also got a . was seen with screen flicker issue Which is promised to be fixed next month.


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