Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro has been a crazy device on the market. It is a powerful machine with a beautiful screen and amazing features. But there’s one thing that has been bugging many users after they get their hands on the latest Google Pixel 6. And it’s the fingerprint issue after screen replacement.
It’s not uncommon for customers to report an issue with the fingerprint sensor after the Google Pixel 6 phone had been repaired. Some customers have that they were unable to use their finger print sensor due to the touch-screen not being responsive.
This is because there are two sensors which can be used for unlocking the phone. One is at the bottom of the screen and other one is at back of phone. It sometimes it doesn’t work if it has been repaired or replaced, especially by an uncertified Google repair shop.
But the most frequent way in which the fingerprint sensor starts malfunctioning is if you happen to replace your screen. What this procedure involves is the removal of the old screen and the fingerprint sensor in order for it to be reattached to the new screen. And it’s this reattachment that’s proven to be highly risky, especially if made by unauthorized repair technicians.
So, is there a way to keep your Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro fingerprint sensor without having to purchase a new phone altogether? Read this review in order to find out.
The Fingerprint Calibration Software
Recently, Google has released an upgrade to the Google Pixel Update and Software Repair tool. And it comes in the form of the so-called Fingerprint Calibration Software. But if you thought that you could download the software and install it directly – you’d be wrong.
To install this, you will need to use Fastboot and you will have to do it through a computer. There are three steps that you need to follow to connect your Google Pixel 6 phone with Fastboot with another computer:
- Turn your Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro phone off.
- You will then be able to enter Fastboot mode. All you need to do is hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds or so. The phone will then turn on and you will have activated Fastboot mode.
- Lastly, you will need to connect your phone to your computer with the help of a USB cable. You can then click the “connect phone” button to finish the process.
After you do this, you will be able to activate the so-called Fingerprint Calibration Software. And hopefully, it will get the job done. However, there’s thing that you shouldn’t hope for when using this procedure. Chances are that you’ve heard complaints about the Pixel 6 fingerprint reader, in terms its speed. Well, the Fingerprint Calibration Software won’t do a thing about it. It won’t make it work any faster or make its use any more convenient than it already is.
Backing Up Your Data
If you want to use the Fingerprint Calibration Software, then you had best backed up your data. Many people that go through the procedure are unfortunately unaware of this. The reason why we say this is that you can lose all your data in the process. You WILL lose all your data if you fail to back it up, that is.
To complete the repair process, the Google Pixel 6 phone needs to undergo a factory reset. This is not a soft reset where you’ll keep all your data. This is a complete reset and every thing will be deleted and the settings will turn back to their defaults. But the smart way to go about it would be to back up your data before going through the process. It’s a simple thing to do and it doesn’t require a lot of time. And it can save you a lot of headache down the line by protecting your data.
Saving Your Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro Fingerprint Sensor after Repairs
Unfortunately, many people have fallen prey to the Google Pixel 6 fingerprint sensor malfunction. If you have a Google Pixel phone and you wish to save money repairing it, it means that you’re risking losing your fingerprint sensor. The best way to go about replacing your screen would be to visit an Screen Fixed – a proud Google Pixel Repair shop.
But then again, this would cost a lot more money on average. Luckily, with the introduction of the Google Fingerprint Calibration software, things have gotten simpler. You can now bring back your Google Pixel 6 / 6 Pro fingerprint sensor “from the dead”, so to speak. And it’s an easy thing to do, as well. Just make sure that you follow the instructions above. And don’t forget to back up your data prior!
Where is the fingerprint sensor on Pixel 6?
If there is a screen lock, you should add a backup password, pin, or pattern. Near the bottom, third of your phone’s display is a sensor. Put your finger on the fingerprint till the fingerprint sensor lights up and vibrates.
How do you set up fingerprint on Pixel Pro 6?
Follow these simple guidelines;
- Go to the setting of your phone
- Open “Security”> the “Fingerprint UnLock”
- The on-screen steps will appear in front of you. Follow all these steps
- Then you can scan your first fingerprint.