The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro received updates in mid-November. While Google has not yet released any details about the latest software build, Verizon said the update improves fingerprint scanning on the Pixel 6 series. Many users reported an incredible experience with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s fingerprint scanner immediately after the phone was launched. In some cases, in-display fingerprint sensors were found to take longer to unlock, while some users also reported that they were able to unlock the device even with unregistered fingerprints.
9to5Google reports that the global Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models have received updates with the software version SD1A.210817.037. However, it is available for Verizon users as SD1A.210817.037.A1.
Verizon reports on its website that the latest update was released on November 16 and is intended to “improve the performance of your device’s fingerprint sensor”. However, Google has not provided details about the improvements it has made so far.
Some users on Reddit have reported that the mid-November update has improved fingerprint scanning on their Pixel 6 phones. Some other users on Twitter have also noticed this. But some people didn’t notice any significant changes to the fingerprint scanner after installing the update.
In general, Google does not provide any updates to its Pixel phones in the middle of the month. The company also recently seeded a regular November update for the Pixel family that addressed some known issues and patch security vulnerabilities.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Google for clarification of the update and will update this article when the company responds.
In the meantime, you can check for updates by going to your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro Settings > System > System update. You can also get updated factory images and OTA images from the Android Developers portal.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. However, given the nature of the problem, including allowing people to unlock the phone using an unregistered fingerprint, Google may have a solution.
The Android maker explained the gap in unlocking by telling users this last week due to an “enhanced security algorithm”. Some users have also recently reported that the fingerprint scanner breaks when the battery of a new phone is fully discharged. But despite complaining about the issue on the official Pixel community forum and platforms with Reddit, they have not yet received an official response.