How to Add Fingerprints to Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Set up a fingerprint ID on your Pixel devices? Here’s how to add fingerprints on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. You can add multiple fingerprints and delete fingerprints anytime in your Pixel. Also, set Pixel lock screen security from Swipe, Pattern, PIN, or Password. You can see a circle on the backside of the Google Pixel & Pixel device is known as Pixel Imprint or Pixel fingerprint. This Pixel Imprint not only uses to unlock your Google Pixel devices but also helps to authorize purchases or sign in to certain apps. A fingerprint is less secure than a strong pattern lock or PIN or Password security.

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How to Set Up Fingerprint on Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Step 1: Go to “Settings” on your Google Pixel & Pixel XL.

Step 2: Under the Personal section, tap on “Security”.

Here you can see screen lock options, it includes various screen lock security options like swipe or Pattern or PIN or Password.

Tap pixel Imprint under security settings

Step 3: Tap “Pixel Imprint”.

Step 4: Tap the “Next” button.

Now, choose a backup screen lock to use with Pixel Imprint from below given three options.

Pixel Imprint + Pattern//Pixel Imprint + PIN//Pixel Imprint + Password

Step 5: Select any one from the above-given options.

I have chosen “Pixel Imprint + Pattern”.

Step 6: Draw a pattern and tap “Continue”.

Confirm lock screen pattern on Google pixel

Step 7: Again draw a pattern and tap “Confirm

You can show below notifications options on your device when your Google Pixel is locked.

  1. Show all notification content
  2. Hide sensitive notification content
  3. Don’t show notification at all

Step 8: Choose any one from the above-given option & Tap “Done”.

Find the sensor of your Google Pixel device, you can find it back of your phone (Show below screen).

set up fingerprint on Google pixel and pixel XL phone

Step 9: Put your finger on the back of your phone sensor and lift after you fill a vibration.

Move your finger slightly to add all the different parts of your fingerprint. After complete setup, you can see Fingerprint added! Here you can see the “add another” option to add a new fingerprint.

Use fingerprint on Google pixel and pixel XL phone

Step 10: Tap “Done”.

You can unlock your Google Pixel phone using the back of your phone sensor within a second. Also, use Pixel Imprint or Pixel fingerprint to unlock certain apps or authorize payments. It’s quite easy to use and set up fingerprint on Google Pixel & Pixel XL devices.

How to Add a New Fingerprint on Google Pixel & Pixel XL

You can add up to 5 fingerprints on your Google Pixel, Nexus, and other devices.

How to add fingerprint on Google pixel & pixel XL

Settings > Security > Pixel Imprint > Confirm pattern lock > Add fingerprint > Put your finger on sensor and lift after vibrate until see 100%

How to Remove Fingerprint on Google Pixel & Pixel XL

Delete added fingerprint and again added using the above-given steps.

remove fingerprint on Google pixel & pixel XL 7.1.2 phone

Settings > Security > Pixel Imprint > Confirm pattern lock > Tap Trash icon of added fingerprint > Delete

How to Rename Fingerprint on Google Pixel & Pixel XL

rename fingerprint on Google pixel phone

Settings > Security > Pixel Imprint > Confirm pattern lock > Tap existing fingerprint > Enter the name > OK

That’s all about Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone security feature Pixel Imprint.

I hope you will enjoy viewing these steps to use and set up a fingerprint on Google Pixel and Pixel XL phone. Do let us know by leaving a comment below to you liked this tutorial or not. Stay connected with us for the latest Google Pixel tips.

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