1. Athlon646464's Avatar
    Why does the app open automatically when I unlock my phone using the fingerprint scanner? It happens about 1/2 the time.

    Pixel 3a here, btw.
    03-20-2020 01:01 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is it the last app your in after closing the phone?
    03-20-2020 01:07 PM
  3. Athlon646464's Avatar
    Is it the last app your in after closing the phone?
    Wow - quick reply...

    I'm in the habit of closing all apps before I close my phone. Thanks though. Also, I get very few texts - maybe one a week on average, so relatively speaking I hardly ever open the app.
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    03-20-2020 01:12 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Wow - quick reply...

    I'm in the habit of closing all apps before I close my phone. Thanks though. Also, I get very few texts - maybe one a week on average, so relatively speaking I hardly ever open the app.
    Can you try in safe mode if it still does it ?
    03-20-2020 01:28 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    When you unlock the phone via fingerprint, is it possible that your other fingers might be touching the screen near the Messages icon?
    03-20-2020 02:28 PM
  6. Athlon646464's Avatar
    When you unlock the phone via fingerprint, is it possible that your other fingers might be touching the screen near the Messages icon?
    No - been careful about that so as not to open any apps since it started to happen. The icon for Messages in the middle of several others anyway, and it's always that one.

    I cradle the phone in my right hand and tap the finger print thing with my right index finger.

    It NEVER happens when the phone asks for my pin and I use that.
    03-20-2020 03:39 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    As mustang7757 also suggested, try Safe Mode: https://support.google.com/pixelphon.../2852139?hl=en
    03-20-2020 05:18 PM

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