They discover that touching your nose solves the fingerprint reading problem in the Pixel 6 and 7

MADRID, May 25. (Portaltic/EP) –

users of Pixel 6 and 7 They have discovered a trick to solve the fingerprint reading failures presented by these devices, and which consists of something as simple as touching your nose.

The Pixel 6 and 7 support biometric authentication via fingerprint, for which they integrate an optical sensor under the screen, although it does not have the best performance, since product tests have indicated that it is slow.

Now, there are users of these devices who complain that even with a clean and dry finger, the sensor does not recognize the fingerprint, as they share in forums like Reddit. And it is precisely in this community that a possible temporary solution has been presented until Google does something about it in the Pixel 8 family, which it will present in the fall.

Specifically, the affected users have discovered and verified that the problem lies precisely in the fact that the finger is too clean and for this reason they recommend touching the outer side of the nose, so that lightly stained with facial fat.

The Pixel 6 and 7 sensor seems to recognize the fingerprint when this trick is used, judging by the comments collected in the thread of the problem. Others have pointed out that it is not necessary to touch your nose, but rather It works the same if you use a moisturizer.

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