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Google has fixed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint sensor issues with a surprising update

The performance of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint sensors should be improved with SD1A.210817.037. (Image source: Google)
The performance of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint sensors should be improved with SD1A.210817.037. (Image source: Google)
Typically, Google releases one update per month to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, this month it has released two, with the second containing no changelog. Strangely, Google left it to Verizon to confirm what changes SD1A.210817.037 makes, which is available to both devices globally.

Google insisted that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's poor fingerprint recognition was a feature, not a software issue that needed addressing. On Twitter, the company explained that the pair struggled to recognise registered fingerprints because of 'enhanced security algorithms', an unlikely reason considering the proliferation of in-display fingerprint scanners that do not suffer from the same issues.

Subsequently, Google issued SD1A.210817.037 to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, having already rolled out SD1A.210817.036 at the start of November. Google has not provided a changelog for the mid-month update, but people noticed that fingerprint recognition had improved.

Incidentally, Verizon has confirmed that SD1A.210817.037 'improves the performance of your device's fingerprint sensor'. Google has already announced that it will distribute a major update for the Pixel 6 series in December with a fix for the Pixel 6 Pro's screen flickering. It remains to be seen what else Google has fixed, though.

(Image source: Verizon)
(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-11-17 (Update: 2021-11-17)