Google says Pixel 6 fingerprint scanner is slow due to increased security

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The brand new Google Pixel 6 pair is plagued by unresponsive fingerprint scanners. The optical under-display sensor on both phones has been criticized for being slow and unreliable by users across the web but Google doesn’t seem to think it's a problem. An official statement by the Made by Google Twitter account claims the “enhanced security algorithms” are to blame as they may take longer to authenticate users’ fingerprints.

The tweet also offers a support page link where users can follow a step-by-step solution to ensure their fingerprint scanner is working optimally. The scanners on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro also made headlines last week as it became evident that each fingerprint scanner is tied to the phone’s motherboard, making screen repairs that much more difficult.