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Google Pixel And Pixel XL Fingerprint Sensor Not Working

The Google Pixel or Pixel XL fingerprint sensor not working has been said to be a common issue. Some of the problems noticed on the Pixel or Pixel XL includes part of the fingerprint sensor not working, and having problems to enable/disable the fingerprint sensor. Below we’ll get into some of the solutions that you can use to fix your Pixel or Pixel XL fingerprint sensor not working that is causing you a headache.



How To Use Fingerprint Sensor

For those that want to make sure that the Fingerprint Sensor on the Pixel or Pixel XL is turned ON, go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Screen lock type > Fingerprints and follow the onscreen instructions to enable and set up the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel or Pixel XL. Later on you can come back and either add more fingerprints or remove fingerprints that will match with the Pixel or Pixel XL Fingerprint Sensor.

One reason you should use the Fingerprint sensor on the Pixel or Pixel XL is that you want have to type in different passwords when surfing the web with a sign-in page or downloading different apps to verify a Google account. The following is a guide on how to set up the improved Pixel or Pixel XL Fingerprint Sensor.


Set up the Fingerprint Sensor

The Google Pixel or Pixel XL makes it easy to protect your smartphone with the new and improved built-in fingerprint sensor on both of the new smartphones by Google. You don’t have to mess with any passwords or patterns to unlock your device. It’s simple to use and simple to set up for the first time.

  1. Turn on the Pixel or Pixel XL
  2. Go to the Lock screen and securityin the Settings
  3. Select on Fingerprintand then +Add fingerprint
  4. Follow the instructions until 100% of your fingerprint has been scanned
  5. Setup a backup password
  6. Select Ok to Enable Fingerprint Lock
  7. Now to unlock your phone simply hold your finger on the home button


How to disable Fingerprint Sensor

Some Pixel or Pixel XL owners may want to know how to turn off and disable the fingerprint sensor. It’s important to note that the fingerprint scanner reader on the Pixel or Pixel XL is that this feature will allow users to use the fingerprint sensor as your password without entering a password like the Touch ID that can be found on the Apple iPhone. Some don’t like the Pixel or Pixel XL Touch ID feature and we’ll explain how you can turn this feature off below.

  1. Turn on your Pixel or Pixel XL.
  2. From the Home screen, go to the Menu.
  3. Select on Settings.
  4. Select on Lock screen and security.
  5. Select on Screen Lock Type.


After you have followed the steps from above, you’ll have to use your fingerprint to turn off this feature. You can change the Pixel or Pixel XL feature to a different method to unlock the lock screen with the following options:


After you have changed the way that you unlock your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, you’ll be able to disable and turn off the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel or Pixel XL.