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Fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel

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

fingerprint sensor not working Google Pixel phone

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.

delete fingerprint on Google pixel & pixel XL phone

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

Reboot to safe mode on pixel device

Step 3: Press “OK” to reboot safe mode pixel & pixel XL

Step 4: View “Safe modesymbol 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

Factore data reset pixel and pixel XL devices

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.

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