16 January 2017
Some of the Google Pixel owners have noticed that the fingerprint scanner is becoming less and less reliable. It’s daunting to see that the device which has been marked as the best smartphone with faster fingerprint scanning than the iPhone 7 Plus is going through this unusual chaos. The whole idea behind Google’s Pixel Imprint is to become more and more accurate over the time but it’s moving away from it.
AndroidPolice addressed this issue and has come with an interesting trick that might not provide you a perfect way of unlocking your device but it can help you to a certain extent.
According to one of the editors of the tech site, registering the same fingers more than once can help you to avoid this issue to some level.
The tech site writes,
To prevent the Pixel from thinking you're trying to register the same finger again, start with an odd angle on the finger you want to re-register, like the edge/side or the very tip, and then register all the fringe areas around your finger pad, but avoid the "typical" placement with the pad squarely on the reader.
According to the tech site, after implementing this trick, the number of rejected reads has been “dramatically reduced.” In particular, the site says after implementing this trick, only three rejected reads have been registered since the fingers were wet, however, nothing can be confirmed. You can try this trick to see if this works for you.