Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips
Want to temporarily disable the fingerprint sensor on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3? Here’s how to disable fingerprint unlock temporarily on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 devices. Android 9 Pie added a new security feature called lockdown. This lockdown feature is useful to temporarily turn off a fingerprint sensor, smart lock, and notifications from the lock screen.
By default turned off this feature. To use lockdown mode on Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL, first of all, turn on it. You can find Pixel 3 lockdown mode under security & location settings. Follow the below-given step by step process to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 XL.
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How to Quickly Disable Fingerprint Temporarily on Pixel 3 XL Using Lockdown Mode
This Google Pixel 3 hidden feature will automatically disable fingerprint and other smart lock when turning on. Make sure to set up a fingerprint on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to use this feature. Check out below given settings.
Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel from the top of the screen.
Step 2: Tap Settings gear icon.
Step 3: Tap Security & location.
Step 4: Tap Lock screen preferences under the device security section.
By default turned off lockdown mode in your android 9 Pie devices. So you can’t lowdown option on the power menu.
Step 5: Turn on the “Show lockdown option” toggle.
Activate lockdown mode in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL device. You can see Lockdown option added to the power menu in your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Step 6: Long press the power button on your Pixel 3, 3 XL and tap Lockdown.
Now temporarily disable fingerprint and smart lock in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Step 7: Try to unlock your Pixel 3 using fingerprint or any other smart lock
You can’t unlock your Google Pixel 3 using fingerprint. To unlock your Pixel 3, just enter PIN number, pattern lock or password only one time. After unlocking Pixel 3 using the PIN or Password security, you’ll unlock your Pixel 3 using fingerprint or any other smart lock you use such as trusted places, trusted devices, trusted face (face unlock) and more. It’s quite simple to use lockdown on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices.
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Settings > Display > Advanced > Lock screen display > Toggle on Show lockdown option
And that’s it. I hope this little tip helpful to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the latest Android updates.