Surprise Google Pixel 6 update lands to fix the fingerprint sensor

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Since its launch, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have had a few issues; one of which is the fingerprint scanner taking a long time to activate. However, Google might be trying to change that in Pixel 6 devices with a new update.

On November 17, a new update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro began rolling out. But Google hasn’t provided a changelog of what users should anticipate. What’s more, the same update for Verizon phones, on the other hand, comes with a confirmation. It “improves the performance of your device’s fingerprint sensor,” according to the company.

This upgrade is thought to be the same for phones that aren’t on Verizon. So all Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners should see enhanced fingerprint scanner performance soon.

If you own one of these phones, you should receive the update as soon as it becomes available. It will arrive under the name of SD1A.210817.037 (SD1A.210817.037.A1 if you’re on Verizon).

Google usually sends out upgrades to its Pixel devices around the first of each month. So, this latest update arriving in mid-November came as a bit of a shock to some users.

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What is the main issue?

The Pixel 6 series is the first time Google has incorporated an under-display fingerprint scanner. However, it has struggled with its first deployment, just like many other manufacturers.

During our Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro evaluations, we noticed that this feature had poor performance; unlocking the phone using the scanner typically required many attempts.

Even when it worked the first time, we found it to be a slow process. Hopefully, Google has addressed these difficulties in this most recent update.

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