Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro get mid-November update to fix fingerprint scanning issues

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro received an update in mid-November. While Google has yet to provide details on the latest version of the software, Verizon said the update improves fingerprint scanning on the Pixel 6 series. Several users reported an unreliable experience with the digital scanner. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fingerprints shortly after the phones launched. In some cases, the in-display fingerprint sensor has been found to take longer to unlock, while some users have also reported that it is able to unlock the device even with fingerprints. not recorded.

According to a report by 9to5Google, the global Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models have received an update with software version SD1A.210817.037. However, it is available to Verizon users under the name SD1A.210817.037.A1.

Verizon noted 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 on the improvements so far.

Some Reddit users have reported that the mid-November update improves fingerprint scanning on their Pixel 6 phones. It has also been noticed by other users on Twitter. But some people did not find any significant changes in the fingerprint scanner after installing the update.

Normally, Google doesn’t provide any mid-month updates for its Pixel phones. The company also recently released the Pixel Family November regular update which addressed some known issues and fixed security vulnerabilities.

Gadgets 360 has contacted Google for clarity on the update and will update this article when the company responds.

In the meantime, you can check the update on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro by going to Settings > System > System update. You can also get the factory images and OTA images of the update from the Android Developer Portal.

It’s currently not clear if the new update fixes any of the previously reported issues with the Pixel 6 series fingerprint scanner. However, given the nature of the issues, including allowing people to to unlock the phone using unregistered fingerprints, Google may have implemented a fix.

Last week, the Android maker clarified the unlock delay by telling users that it is in place thanks to “improved security algorithms.” Some users have also recently reported that the fingerprint reader on newer phones breaks after their battery is completely drained. But despite complaints about this issue on official Pixel community forums and platforms, including Reddit, they have yet to receive an official response.

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