Pixel 6a Can’t Seem To Fix Its Fingerprint Scanner Issues
After updating the Google Pixel 6a to the latest Beta version of Android 13, SlashGear’s Tushar Mehta confirmed that fingerprint recognition has become “painfully slow.” The update also seems to have broken the phone’s ability to add a new fingerprint with constant couldn’t process fingerprint” errors.
Android 13 beta for #Pixel6a doesn’t outrightly break the fingerprint scanner, but it makes the recognition process painfully slow.
If you try to add a new fingerprint after deleting older ones, you constantly run into an error saying, “Couldn’t process fingerprint.” pic.twitter.com/Lf9wbJBSUb
— Tushar Mehta (@thetymonbay) August 3, 2022
A YouTuber — PurposelyPixel — has run into the same issue and has documented the same in his video.
As of now, the only way to fix this issue is to roll back the Pixel 6a to a stable version of Android 12. It’s important to note, here, that any beta software from Google comes with a disclaimer that suggests errors may occur, as the system is (by definition) still in testing. There is a good chance that this issue will be dealt with by the time the phone receives the official nod for Android 13 later this year.
Meanwhile, users running the latest security update for the Google Pixel 6a have seen what appears to be a fix for the previously mentioned “even more serious version of the bug” in which potentially any human finger could bypass the lock screen once a single fingerprint is registered and the fingerprint scanner is active. Fingerprint scanning on the Google Pixel 6a right this minute (with stable software) isn’t particularly speedy, but it seems to be accurate.
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