Google has released a new update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices that addresses issues with the fingerprint scanner, and while we’re still a few weeks away from December, the company released a surprise update in mid-November for both phones.
Update details have been confirmed via page Google Support, which indicates that the patch includes minor bug fixes and some improvements in the performance of the fingerprint sensor for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, without providing any details on how to improve the sensor.
The fingerprint reader on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is often difficult to use or slow to recognize your fingerprint.
The company responded by saying that the scanner’s improved security algorithms could lead to slow or unreliable performance. Google has never indicated if the scanner’s performance is related to hardware or software issues.
Its initial response indicated that the scanner was supposed to be slow for its security features to function properly.
But now that the company has released an update, the issue might be software related. In general, the results of the update are mixed.
It seems to offer some improvements. But it still does not match the fingerprint scanners of other companies.
While some say the update fixed the problem, others say the difference is there. But just a little. It is not clear if the update to the fingerprint scanner may be the last of its kind or if the company has another update planned in the future.
The problem may also be that Google decided to use an under-screen scanner instead of ultrasound.
The search giant says that it has started rolling out the SD1A.210817.037 update, and the rollout will continue over the next week.
Google rolls out an update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
It’s also worth noting that although the update is only 14.56MB in size. But the company says that it takes about 30 minutes to download and install, depending on how many apps you have.
The update is available to you in November if your device is running through any of the major carriers in the United States or Japan.
And you can view full list Telecom companies via Google. And if your carrier isn’t listed, the update arrives in December.
Google explains why the Pixel 6’s scanner is slow