The flagship Pixel 6 series, announced in October, has been plagued by problems. At first, the owners of brand new smartphones complained about a number of problems with the screen, and now they are faced with a bug in the operation of the fingerprint scanner.
According to users, the fingerprint scanner built into the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro display stops working if the smartphone’s battery is low. Only a full reset to factory settings helps to solve the problem. Given this, we can say that the problem is software, not hardware. This means that Google will be able to fix it in the next software update for new smartphones. Until the problem is resolved, we recommend that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners avoid completely draining the battery, because after that, in order to restore the fingerprint scanner, you will have to reset the settings, and for this you will need to back up the data stored on the device, erase them from your smartphone and then restore them. The Internet giant itself has not yet commented on the complaints of the owners of the new generation Pixel about the operation of the fingerprint sensor.
But that’s not the only issue with the Pixel 6’s fingerprint scanner. Earlier it was revealed that the sensor is attached to the motherboard, making it difficult to replace the display. In addition, some users complain about the slow operation of the scanner, which still does not recognize its user the first time. But then Google said that this was not a bug, but a feature of the security system. The scanner allegedly uses improved security algorithms to verify fingerprints, which can cause slowdowns.