Unfortunately, the woes have continued with many users reporting the same issues, at times, significantly worse. With reddit users reporting the sensor outright breaking — not showing on the screen or working at all — if you allow your battery to go flat, more issues emerge. Now we’re looking at an escalated issue now officially in the Google bug tracker.
We're sorry for the hassle. The Pixel 6 fingerprint sensor utilizes enhanced security algorithms. In some instances, these added protections can take longer to verify or require more direct contact with the sensor. Try troubleshooting steps: https://t.co/uTbifE5Uyo. Thanks. ^Levi
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) November 6, 2021
While multiple troubleshooting options have been suggested including:
- Factory Reset
- Safe Mode
- Clearing Cache on Pixel Launcher, Settings and Settings Services.
- Changing Animator Scale in Developer Options
As the bug appears to be software-based, we presume at this time that it can be resolved with a software update. Exactly when that will come is unclear at the moment so, until then, just don’t let your Pixel 6 device battery go flat…