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Google explains why the Pixel 6’s fingerprint scanner can be slow.

There’s a lot about the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but their fingerprint scanners aren’t included. Since the release of the Pixel 6 in October, users have been complaining about its slow, unreliable fingerprint scanner, which has made it difficult to unlock the phone. Google has finally responded to these complaints, and while it has provided explanations, it has not really offered any concrete solutions (via Engadget

In a Twitter response, Google attributed the issue to a “better security algorithm” that uses Pixel 6’s fingerprint scanner. Google says these security measures can “take longer to verify your fingerprint or require direct contact with the sensor.” It then provides a link to the Google support page that doesn’t really help much, plus it suggests that your fingers are clean and that you’re using the finger you registered with the phone.

Responses from other Twitter users suggest that this could be a hardware issue. The Pixel 6 uses an optical fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the screen instead of a fast ultrasonic one like the Samsung Galaxy S21, which some users say could cause poor sensor performance. But as noted. EngadgetOther users on Reddit say the optical fingerprint scanner works fine on their OnePlus phones, possibly pointing to a software issue specific to the Pixel 6.

For now, there seems to be no clear solution to the Pixel 6’s funky fingerprint scanner, and Google’s response is ambiguous. Needless to say, Google can patch this issue in a software update, or the so-called “better” security system of the scanner is really good when it comes to prints. the edge Reached Google with a comment request but did not respond immediately.

Until Google decides to revive Fee Unlock, which had its own security flaws, all you have to do is type in your PIN. Otherwise, the Pixel 6 will test your patience when you try to scan your fingerprint repeatedly.