Facing issue of pixel and pixel XL fingerprint scanner not working? Various users reported fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel, pixel XL and Nexus 6P after update 7.1.2. Fingerprint sensor useful to secure your pixel and other devices from unknown users. Without your fingerprint, your pixel device not unlocks.
In some of the nexus devices Nexus Imprint (Fingerprint) option missing also. Have you ever face Pixel imprint missing problem? Follow below given possible solutions to fix fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel 7.1.2 and pixel XL phone.
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5 tricky ways to fix fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel and Pixel XL 7.1.2
If in your Nexus 6 / Nexus 6P, Google pixel and pixel XL phone scanner doesn’t read a fingerprint correctly, try below different ways to fix it.
1st Way: Restart your pixel & pixel XL device
Press & hold the power button and tap on “Restart” to reboot your device. Sometimes this method fixes your pixel issue.
2nd Way: Remove Pixel & Pixel XL case
Remove case from your pixel and pixel XL device. Now check fingerprint works or not.
3rd Way: Remove added fingerprint to fix fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel
First of all remove fingerprint already set up in your pixel device using below settings.
Settings > Personal > Security > Pixel Imprint > Confirm Pattern / PIN / Password > Tap Added fingerprint > Delete
Now set up fingerprint in pixel and pixel XL device.
Settings > Personal > Security > Pixel Imprint > Follow on screen instructions
4th Way: Use safe mode on pixel XL & pixel
Step 1: Press and hold the power button on pixel phone
Step 2: Tap & hold “Power off” button until show “Reboot to safe mode”
Step 3: Press “OK” to reboot safe mode pixel & pixel XL
Step 4: View “Safe mode” symbol on left side below screen
Check your Pixel imprint / Pixel fingerprint works or not. If working perfect, third party app causing issue, find that app and remove it. If not working, try below given method.
5th Way: Factory data reset Pixel to fix fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel
It will reset all your pixel device information including Google account, downloaded apps or games, music, photos and more. Before factory reset pixel, backup & restore your pixel data.
Step 1: Go to “Settings”
Step 2: Under personal section, tap on “Backup & reset”
Step 3: Tap on “Factory data reset”
Step 4: Touch “Reset Phone”
Step 5: Touch “Erase everything”
If above given methods not fix Google pixel and pixel XL fingerprint sensor not working issue, wipe cache partition on pixel and pixel XL phone.
That’s all. Did this solution work for you? Do you know any alternative methods? Don’t forget to mention which trick fix fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel phone. Leave comment in below box.