Google Pixel 7a Users Report Problems with Fingerprint Sensor

Google announced the Pixel 7a on May 10 in India. The tech audience accepted the smartphone well because of its upgraded processor, better camera, 90Hz display, and more. However, in recent times, the smartphone has been going through various issues.

The recent complaint by the Pixel 7a users indicates the abnormal operation of the fingerprint scanner. The respective users are going through two main issues regarding the fingerprint sensor: the sensor is not working or reading slowly. The users describe the potential issue with the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 7a, where it is either not working or working slowly to authenticate the fingerprint.

The users say that the fingerprint sensor is not working when they try to use their fingerprint to unlock the phone or perform any other operation that requires authentication. The sensor is not able to recognize the fingerprint. On the other hand, if the sensor is even functioning after several attempts, it takes time to scan, perform, and authenticate the operation. Moreover, the sensor is not even working in outdoor environments.

However, the issue is not limited to only the Pixel 7a. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 users have also experienced the abnormal operation of the fingerprint scanner. This also indicates that the sensor used in the recently launched Pixel 7a is the same one used in the Pixel 6 and 7 devices. The old Pixel 5 has not faced such an issue, and the fingerprint reader on the device has been performing well.

Regarding the evidence, several users have raised complaints on various social media platforms and hope to find a solution. An affected user says the Pixel 7a didn’t even recognize the fingerprint once a day. Another user says it took him two out of three times to work, or he had to use a pattern to unlock his device.

Likewise, several users face the potential issue with the Pixel 7a, where the fingerprint sensor plays the problem. One user says that the fingerprint reader on his smartphone doesn’t work well. A recent OnePlus 6T user report suggests he regretted buying the Pixel 7a by exchanging his OnePlus. He found the fingerprint sensor on Pixel is much worse than his OnePlus 6T.

As always, Google is unresponsive and has not officially responded to the matter yet. However, we have arranged some workarounds that may help solve the potential issue related to the Pixel 7a. Follow the below-mentioned workarounds, and they might help you to resolve the problem:

  1. Try to register more fingerprints so that the chances of fingerprint authentication will increase. For this, change your finger placement every time you place it on the sensor.
  2. Keep your hand somewhat wet, as the sensor may not work because of the parched hands. So, following this may increase the chances of a faster fingerprint unlock.
  3. Remove the screen protector applied to the phone, as it may be a barrier to preventing your phone from authentication. It should be noted that this method can be dangerous, as removing your screen guard may result in more damage to your screen.

If you are facing the issue, follow the workarounds mentioned above and see if that helps you mitigate the problem. Meanwhile, we will update the article based on the latest fingerprint sensor performance developments and if the company responds to the problem. Make sure to be connected with us.

Ansari, a tech writer at DealNTech, is a tech enthusiast who is always up-to-date on the latest mobile news. He writes articles about mobile news and guides for DealNTech. In his free time, he enjoys playing mobile games and testing apps. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on Linkedin

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