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How to set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Set up screen lock on your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. Phone security is one of the most important for any user. There are several options available to set screen lock on Pixel 2 device such as Fingerprint, Pattern lock, Password, PIN Number and more. Password or PIN number is one of the strongest security to secure your Pixel 2 XL device with unknown persons. But in this tutorial, I will show you complete guide to set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo 8.0.1.

Pixel 2 device has slightly different settings to Google Pixel and Pixel XL devices to add fingerprint security. You can find fingerprint security under security & locations settings in your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device. Also set up smart lock on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Oreo 8.0 to add new security in your device such as trusted devices, trusted places, on-body detection, trusted face and trusted voice. Check out below given step by step guide to set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.


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Step 1: Go to Settings on your Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL

Step 2: Tap Security & Locations

Here you can see screen lock options such as swipe or Pattern or Password or PIN.

Step 3: Tap Fingerprint under device security section

Step 4: Tap Next

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

Pixel 2 unlock pattern security select

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

Step 5: Choose from above given options

I have chosen Pixel Imprint + Pattern.

Step 6: Draw a pattern and tap Continue

Step 7: Again draw a pattern and tap Confirm

You can show below notifications options on your device, when your Google pixel 2 is locked.

Choose notification when Pixel 2 locked

Show all notification content / Hide sensitive notification content / don’t show notification at all

Step 8: Choose from above given option & Tap Done

Find the sensor of your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device, you can find it back of your phone.

Step 9: Put your finger on 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 set up, you can see Fingerprint added! Here you can see add another option to add new fingerprint.

Use fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Step 10: Tap Done

Set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Now set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device. You can unlock your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phone using back of your phone sensor within a second. You can add up to 5 fingerprint on your Google pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices.

How to add new fingerprint on Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL:

Settings > Security & locations > device security > fingerprint > Add fingerprint

How to remove fingerprint on Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL:

Settings > Security & locations > device security > fingerprint > Tap existing fingerprint > Delete

How to rename fingerprint on Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL:

Settings > Security & locations > device security > fingerprint > Tap existing fingerprint > Rename

And that’s all. I hope you will enjoy viewing set up fingerprint on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device. If you have any kind of problem, tell us in below comment box. Stay connected with us for latest android Oreo 8.0 tips.

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