Google says Pixel 6 fingerprint scanner is slow due to increased security

Michail, 08 November 2021

The brand new Google Pixel 6 pair is plagued by unresponsive fingerprint scanners. The optical under-display sensor on both phones has been criticized for being slow and unreliable by users across the web but Google doesn’t seem to think it's a problem. An official statement by the Made by Google Twitter account claims the “enhanced security algorithms” are to blame as they may take longer to authenticate users’ fingerprints.

The tweet also offers a support page link where users can follow a step-by-step solution to ensure their fingerprint scanner is working optimally. The scanners on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro also made headlines last week as it became evident that each fingerprint scanner is tied to the phone’s motherboard, making screen repairs that much more difficult.


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  • Mirza

Google pixel. Give us a demo ,,,how is this ,, a security reason ,, please . Can you explain this ???if anybody has security issues the person stop to use fingerprint its very simple. Google not added face unlock due to security reasons,,how? ...

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with the current level of security of fingerprint sensors.

  • awashere

Not everyone wants speed on their phone. Some people want a phone to use that will work, while others want a phone that has the top technology. I'm not saying that speed is uneccacary. It can get irritating when a phone isn't fast enough bu...

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