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  1. nitro2k1's Avatar
    One of the features I really like on my Pixel 2 is the swipe fingerprint feature to pull down the notification shade. I just got the Pixel 3 and turned this feature on to find it doesn't work consistently. On my Pixel 2, it works pretty much anywhere on the sensor but the Pixel 3 is very finicky and doesn't work consistently. I find myself swiping down sometimes and it doesn't even register. Curious if anyone else is having this issue?
    11-25-2018 06:13 AM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Some have complained but mine is OK. My case has a wide opening but I don't know if that makes a difference. Try it without the case.
    11-25-2018 07:02 AM
  3. nitro2k1's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I have been using it without the case and it's very unresponsive. Did you have the Pixel 2 as well for comparison?
    11-25-2018 07:14 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I have been using it without the case and it's very unresponsive. Did you have the Pixel 2 as well for comparison?
    I had 2XL but it's not a feature I used that often....I just forget to use it. It feels the same to me as the 3XL.
    11-25-2018 08:02 AM
  5. mbxx's Avatar
    This function is getting worst after the November Patch at my Pixel 3.
    Before it works like at my Pixel 2.
    11-25-2018 08:18 AM
  6. NPR_Aficionado's Avatar
    Can you remind me, where is this feature in the settings menu? I can't seem to find it.
    11-25-2018 09:34 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Can you remind me, where is this feature in the settings menu? I can't seem to find it.
    You can find most anything in settings by doing a search. Search for swipe and it will pop up
    11-25-2018 10:34 AM
  8. DMP89145's Avatar
    We had a thread on this earlier, I believe.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/go...ml#post6402114
    rexxsor likes this.
    11-25-2018 11:47 AM
  9. kevin_nj's Avatar
    I have found the swipe down to be inconsistent as well. Unlocking by fingerprint on the other hand has been nearly flawless.
    11-25-2018 12:33 PM
  10. TraderGary's Avatar
    I used the feature on my 2 XL and it seems to work the same on my 3 XL.
    11-26-2018 12:06 AM
  11. Iain Johnson1's Avatar
    I think the trick on this device is to place your finger on the sensor and then move down with it in contact all the way. Seems to work differently than I was used to with other devices.
    flashstepped likes this.
    11-26-2018 06:48 AM
  12. C5Longhorn's Avatar
    I find the functionality to be intermittent on my P3 XL. It was better on my P2. Hopefully, it's something Google can fix as I really like this feature.
    12-20-2018 06:52 PM
  13. mwboost's Avatar
    Mines still garbage. 2 and 2 XL worked way better.
    01-02-2019 01:57 AM
  14. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Mine has been hit or miss for a couple of weeks now
    01-02-2019 02:35 AM
  15. kjung7's Avatar
    I think the gesture has to pretty pretty precise. It works like 85% of the time for me.
    01-03-2019 06:58 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    I think the trick on this device is to place your finger on the sensor and then move down with it in contact all the way. Seems to work differently than I was used to with other devices.
    This. If I quickly try to use my tip without resting my finger on sensor it rarely works, but if I rest it and drag Down it always works. Seems the made the feature here require more effort on user behalf, maybe other people complained prior it was too easy?
    01-04-2019 12:52 PM
  17. flashstepped's Avatar
    I think the trick on this device is to place your finger on the sensor and then move down with it in contact all the way. Seems to work differently than I was used to with other devices.
    Whoa! This works for me. Once I got the pixel, I put a case on it right away, and thought the case interfered with the swipe notification gesture. Now I know it's not the case. Thanks for this
    01-05-2019 12:26 PM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    For me it doesn't work as well as it did on the 2XL. On the 2XL, it worked all the time. On the 3XL I sometimes have to repeat 3or 4 times.
    01-09-2019 01:11 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    mine doesn't work without trying hard, pixel 2 xl fast and very responsive.
    brosko likes this.
    01-09-2019 09:41 AM
  20. BobLad's Avatar
    Mine wasn't consistent until I followed the suggestion of moving your finger all the way from top to bottom. Now it works every time. Thanks!
    01-13-2019 07:47 AM
  21. brosko's Avatar
    I've noticed that if you put your finger on the sensor and wait a second before swiping down or up it seems!s to respond better. Like it needs a second to register that your finger is on the sensor?
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-13-2019 05:56 PM
  22. sixty_four's Avatar
    I just got a Pixel 3 and noticed the swipe gesture on the fingerprint sensor to pull down the notification shade is not very consistent. This feature works a lot better on my Pixel 2.

    Is this a hardware issue or something that can be resolved with software?
    02-25-2019 09:15 PM
  23. GSDer's Avatar
    I just got a Pixel 3 and noticed the swipe gesture on the fingerprint sensor to pull down the notification shade is not very consistent. This feature works a lot better on my Pixel 2.
    Do you have a case on your Pixel 3? If you remove it (temporarily of course) does that feature work correctly?
    02-25-2019 11:08 PM
  24. sixty_four's Avatar
    Do you have a case on your Pixel 3? If you remove it (temporarily of course) does that feature work correctly?
    I'm not using a case on either my Pixel 2 or Pixel 3. The fingerprint sensor on the 2 responds consistently when using different swipe pressures and speeds. The 3 is inconsistent but seems to work best when I perform a slow and deliberate swipe. Swiping up is more inconsistent than swiping down.
    brosko likes this.
    02-26-2019 07:48 AM
  25. GSDer's Avatar
    I'm not using a case on either my Pixel 2 or Pixel 3. The fingerprint sensor on the 2 responds consistently when using different swipe pressures and speeds. The 3 is inconsistent but seems to work best when I perform a slow and deliberate swipe. Swiping up is more inconsistent than swiping down.
    Since you have both devices you can use something like DevCheck https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...flar2.devcheck to identify the fingerprint sensors in both phones; I'm guessing that they used a different sensor in the Pixel 3 line and for whatever reason it's not as responsive in this scenario.
    Hard to tell if they can/will fix it with software but the squeaky wheel gets the grease - send feedback!
    brosko and sixty_four like this.
    02-26-2019 10:34 AM
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