More folks have gotten their hands on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, so naturally, we’re also getting some interesting user complains. One of them is the slow fingerprint sensor of the two phones, and Google said that this is caused by “enhanced security algorithms.”
Google posted this particular statement on Twitter in response to a user’s complain regarding the finicky performance of the Pixel 6’s fingerprint sensor. Because the sensor uses enhanced security algorithms, “these added protections can take longer to verify or require more direct contact with the sensor,” as Google puts it.
It’s worth noting that under-display fingerprint sensors have their fair share of issues when it comes to recognition speed and accuracy, and the Pixel 6 is not the first phone to suffer from this. Still, it’s understandably frustrating for a flagship-tier phone to be plagued by this issue, even though some users reported no issue at all with the sensor.
Of course, there is a chance Google could push an update to improve the fingerprint sensor of the Pixel 6, especially if it’s a widespread enough issue. In the meantime, you can follow these troubleshooting steps if you’re having issues with the fingerprint sensor of the Pixel 6.