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Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working: How to Fix

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Are you annoyed Google Pixel 7 Pro and Google Pixel 7 not recognizing fingerprint? Here’s how to fix Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro fingerprint not working on issues. When you set up a fingerprint, ensure to cover the entire sensor when you scan your fingerprint. Several Reddit users reported Pixel 7 fingerprints not working with screen protector, fingerprint sensors not working, or fingerprint slow issues. Check out the below given possible solutions to fix this Google Pixel 7 fingerprint reader problem.

To fix your Google Pixel 7 fingerprint sensor not working issue, try to clean your Pixel fingerprint sensor, reregister multiple fingerprints, delete and re-add fingerprint, check the latest Software installed on your Pixel and more.

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How to Fix Google Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working

Simple restarting your Pixel sometimes fixes minor glitches on your device. Restart your Pixel device and check to fix fingerprint sensor not working Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro devices.

Restart your Pixel 

Restart Pixel 7 Pro to fix Fingerprint sensor problems

Long-press the power button and tap on Restart to reboot your Pixel device. Now, try to unlock your Pixel with a fingerprint sensor.

Clean the Display

Make sure to clean your Pixel phone’s display. Clean it with a soft cloth if there is any dust, and check whether the fingerprint is working.

Press Slowly on the Fingerprint Sensor

Press the screen very slowly, don’t push highly on the sensor. Slightly turn the finger when you touch it. Add different positions of the finger. I am trying the right thumb & right index finger, that is working fine. 

Enable Screen Protector Mode – Touchscreen Sensitivity

It will help increase sensitivity and improve touch when using a screen protector.

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap on Display.

How to Fix Fingerprint Sensor Not Working on Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7

Step 3: Scroll at the end and toggle on Screen Protector mode.  

If you still face a fingerprint sensor problem, remove the screen protector.

Remove Screen Protector

Try to remove the screen protector or plastic film screen protector you use. Clean the display and check whether the fingerprint is working or not.

Check System Update 

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down & tap on System.

Step 3: Tap the System update.

Update System OS to fix Fingerprint not working on Google Pixel 7 Pro

Step 4: Tap the Check for update.

Register the Same Fingerprint Multiple Times to Fix the Google Pixel Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

Adding the same fingerprint multiple times will help you unlock your Pixel 7 and 7 Pro using a fingerprint sensor.

Delete the Fingerprint and Re-Register

If none of the above-given methods worked for you, delete the registered finger and add it again.

How to Fix Google Pixel 7 Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

Delete Fingerprint: Settings > Security > Fingerprint unlock > Trash icon of fingerprint > Delete (Android 13).

Google Pixel Running Android 14: Settings > Security & privacy > Device unlock > Fingerprint unlock > Unlock your Pixel > Trash icon > Delete.

Delete the Fingerprint & Re-register to Fix Google Pixel 7 Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

Add Fingerprint: Settings > Security > Fingerprint unlock > Add fingerprint.

Google Pixel Running Android 14: Settings > Security & privacy > Device unlock > Fingerprint unlock >Add Fingerprint > Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a fingerprint.

And that’s all. Which of the above solutions worked for you to fix the Google Pixel 7 Fingerprint Sensor Not Working? Tell us in the below comment section below.


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