How to fix Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working Issue

If you own a Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, you might have noticed a few bugs and glitches pop up here and there. One of the issues you might have noticed is that the fingerprint sensor isn’t working as it needs to. While it can be a frustrating issue, there are a few things that you can try. In this guide, you’ll get to know how to fix the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working issue.

Some possible fixes to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working issue

fix Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Fingerprint Not Working Issue

Method 1: Increase the touch sensitivity

Screen Sensitivity Inside Pixel Settings

  1. To start off, you should go to the Settings menu on your device
  2. Now, go to Display and then enable the toggle beside to Increase Touch Sensitivity
  3. Check if this has fixed the issue

Method 2: Re-add your fingerprint

Finger Print Settings Pixels

  1. Go to Settings -> Security -> Fingerprint Unlock
  2. Tap on the delete icon beside your fingerprint
  3. Tap on “Add Fingerprint” and then proceed with the on-screen instructions for completing the setup
  4. Check if this has fixed the issue

Method 3: Give the screen an extra second or two

Optical under-the-hood fingerprint sensors are slightly slower than ultrasonic scanners. You should bear this in mind and consider giving the device an additional second or two such that it is able to effectively scan your fingerprint.

Method 4: Install any pending updates

Install Latest Update Android

  1. Go to Settings -> System -> System Update
  2. The OS will search for any pending updates
  3. If there is one available, download and install it straight away

Method 5: Clean the screen

Not only your hands but your device’s screen should also be cleaned, especially the part where the fingerprint scanner is located. Even the slightest of dust particles might be enough for creating hurdles in successful scans. So you must clean the screen with a cloth or fabric before verifying if your device’s fingerprint sensor not working issue is resolved or not.

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Comments (2)

  1. Avatar of Jeff

    Mine still does not work after trying all of these recommendations

    • I’m sorry to hear that the recommendations did not solve your issue. Can you please provide me with more information about the problem you’re experiencing? With more details, I’ll be better equipped to assist you further.


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