How to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3

Want to temporary disable fingerprint sensor on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 Pie? Here’s how to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 Pie 9.0 devices. In latest android 9 Pie supported devices, you can see new security feature called lockdown. This android 9 Pie’s lockdown feature is useful to temporary turns off fingerprint, smart lock and notifications on the lock screen.

By default turned off this feature. To use android 9 Pie’s 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 below given step by step process to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0.

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How to temporary disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 using lockdown mode

This Google Pixel 3 hidden feature will automatically disable fingerprint and other smart lock when turn on. Make sure set up fingerprint on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to use this feature. Check out below given settings.

Step 1: Swipe down notification panel from top of the screen

Step 2: Tap Settings gear icon

Step 3: Tap Security & location

Temporary disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 XL Pie

Step 4: Tap Lock screen preferences under device security sub headings

By default turned off lock down mode in your android 9 Pie devices. So you can’t lowdown option on power menu.

How to disable fingerprint on Pixel 3 using lockdown mode

Step 5: Turn on “Show lockdown option” toggle

Activate lockdown mode in your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL device. You can see Lockdown option added to power menu in your Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Disable fingerprint on Pixel 3

Step 6: Long Press 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 Pie 9.0.

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 unlock Pixel 3 using 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 android 9 Pie’s lockdown on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL 9.0 devices.

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 latest android 9 Pie updates.

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