12-20-2021 09:31 PM
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  1. canterp's Avatar
    It will show a father with a very cute kid, on a very beautiful day reaching to get Pixel 6 to capture a special moment on camera. But the father will be messing with the fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone/and misses the moment on camera. The mother will be there, on the side with her Pixel 4a 5g saying "don't worry, I got the shot with my old phone".

    The father is still messing with the Pixel 6 trying to turn it on. Cursing he says yeah, "can you believe this, it's 2021 and I can't reliably open my phone . I wish I had a better phone..."

    This is a real story. Happened several times.

    Can't wait for the commercial.
    11-28-2021 03:37 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    Lucky for me I literally have no issues, and after the small update it became quicker. Also, you don't need a finger print sensor to take a photo or video bc all you have to do is double tap the power button to launch the camera, snap or record no password required so uhmmm yeah.
    11-28-2021 03:45 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hah, that's funny. I agree with dmxjago, though -- I use the Power button double-press all the time, it's a great shortcut. My wife finally realized she could do that on her Pixel 5 as well and it was a total revelation.
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    11-28-2021 04:07 PM
  4. dmxjago's Avatar
    Hah, that's funny. I agree with dmxjago, though -- I use the Power button double-press all the time, it's a great shortcut. My wife finally realized she could do that on her Pixel 5 as well and it was a total revelation.
    Yeah I've been doing it since it was made available in the earlier pixel devices. Works great, definitely give it a try if you are experiencing issues with the sensor. Rumors we might get face unlock soon so that could potentially help.
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    11-28-2021 04:12 PM
  5. Davidoo's Avatar
    It will show a father with a very cute kid, on a very beautiful day reaching to get Pixel 6 to capture a special moment on camera. But the father will be messing with the fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone/and misses the moment on camera. The mother will be there, on the side with her Pixel 4a 5g saying "don't worry, I got the shot with my old phone".

    The father is still messing with the Pixel 6 trying to turn it on. Cursing he says yeah, "can you believe this, it's 2021 and I can't reliably open my phone . I wish I had a better phone..."

    This is a real story. Happened several times.

    Can't wait for the commercial.
    I have zero issues with the fingerprint unlock. I believe you haven't properly registered your finger, or are not placing it in the right location. There's no logical reason that it works fine for most of us, yet a few constantly complain.
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    11-28-2021 05:46 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have zero issues with the fingerprint unlock. I believe you haven't properly registered your finger, or are not placing it in the right location. There's no logical reason that it works fine for most of us, yet a few constantly complain.
    I rarely have issues with my sensor either, but I also wouldn't be surprised if Google had some issues with problematic sensors in some of their units.
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    11-28-2021 06:24 PM
  7. canterp's Avatar
    Lucky for me I literally have no issues, and after the small update it became quicker. Also, you don't need a finger print sensor to take a photo or video bc all you have to do is double tap the power button to launch the camera, snap or record no password required so uhmmm yeah.
    Um yeah....make excuses , work arounds, double click the power button, NO, I just want my finger print sensor to work every time. It does not work well in sunlight. If you have just had a shower , forget it. IT'S A DOWNGRADE GUYS...I won't be the only one to miss photo ops, read everywhere about people complaining. I believe the last i read said ATROCIOUS.
    11-28-2021 08:26 PM
  8. canterp's Avatar
    I have zero issues with the fingerprint unlock. I believe you haven't properly registered your finger, or are not placing it in the right location. There's no logical reason that it works fine for most of us, yet a few constantly complain.
    I have registered my fingerprints 5, maybe 10 different times. It's nothing to do with me. But I agree, why are some constantly complaining. Should I ask for a new phone?
    11-28-2021 08:30 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Um yeah....make excuses , work arounds, double click the power button, NO, I just want my finger print sensor to work every time. It does not work well in sunlight. If you have just had a shower , forget it. IT'S A DOWNGRADE GUYS...I won't be the only one to miss photo ops, read everywhere about people complaining. I believe the last i read said ATROCIOUS.
    Not making excuses for myself here, because fortunately my sensor works well. I also find the double-press of the Power button a really convenient shortcut, so I don't really consider it a workaround. Interestingly, I also find that the optical fingerprint sensor works better for wet fingers compared to the capacitative sensor on my Pixel 3 XL or 3a XL -- on those phones, if my finger was the least bit moist, it had trouble reading.

    I'm not trying to downplay your issue with the fingerprint sensor in general -- my response was specifically about getting the camera to open quick and easy.

    It's not a bad idea to have a chat with Pixel Support about this -- who knows, they might agree to send you a replacement!
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    11-28-2021 08:37 PM
  10. brosko's Avatar
    Hah, that's funny. I agree with dmxjago, though -- I use the Power button double-press all the time, it's a great shortcut. My wife finally realized she could do that on her Pixel 5 as well and it was a total revelation.
    Yup, that's what I've always used on my P3!
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    11-28-2021 08:56 PM
  11. brosko's Avatar
    I have zero issues with the fingerprint unlock. I believe you haven't properly registered your finger, or are not placing it in the right location. There's no logical reason that it works fine for most of us, yet a few constantly complain.
    Logical reason COULD be defective hardware on some devices? Just saying. Most likely it's in the way you register the print like you said though.
    11-28-2021 08:59 PM
  12. Mathrania's Avatar
    Why doesn't the father use double press power button to launch the camera or maybe double tap on the back to open the camera or open the camera using the shortcuts on the lockscreen
    bassplayrguy likes this.
    11-28-2021 10:00 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Why doesn't the father use double press power button to launch the camera or maybe double tap on the back to open the camera or open the camera using the shortcuts on the lockscreen
    OP's point is that their fingerprint sensor generally doesn't work that well.
    11-28-2021 10:27 PM
  14. ras47's Avatar
    Its a legit complaint, and more widespread than a random bit of bad kit. On my Pixel 5 with that fingerprint sensor on the back I've never had an issue. But this is new tech, especially for Google. They'll improve it on current models with software updates and future models will have better hardware components. But I don't think folks should be freaking out to this extent. If its SUCH a big deal, then use a workaround like a shortcut. Double-pressing the power button to launch the camera doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice to fix such an earth-shaking issue. Especially if its a temporary solution until Google issues a fix that works for everybody.
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    11-28-2021 11:09 PM
  15. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    It will show a father with a very cute kid, on a very beautiful day.............
    When registering your fingerprints make sure to turn your finger in all directions, I'd even go as far as to do a couple upside down!!

    I have been broken in on this "issue" because I've recently came from the Galaxy Note Series.. My fp reader works flawlessly! Sure, I get misses sometimes when I think it shouldn't have. Not enough to write home about though!

    If you're having trouble and haven't yet tried this, what's one more going to hurt??
    11-29-2021 04:54 AM
  16. RETG's Avatar
    I do not have a Pixel 6...yet. However, if I had this problem with the FPS, the phone would be returned and in all likelihood, I would head over to another phone and move on. Personally, the reason Google went with a optical is due to cost, an ultrasonic is notably better but more expensive. If it works great, if not, it's an easy return and time to move on.
    As for the double tap on the power button, that is not a workaround for the Pixel 6 since I have it on my Pixel 4XL, so it has been in use for a couple years.
    11-29-2021 05:00 AM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    It will show a father with a very cute kid, on a very beautiful day reaching to get Pixel 6 to capture a special moment on camera. But the father will be messing with the fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone/and misses the moment on camera. The mother will be there, on the side with her Pixel 4a 5g saying "don't worry, I got the shot with my old phone".

    The father is still messing with the Pixel 6 trying to turn it on. Cursing he says yeah, "can you believe this, it's 2021 and I can't reliably open my phone . I wish I had a better phone..."

    This is a real story. Happened several times.

    Can't wait for the commercial.
    Swipe up, pin or pattern and keep it moving. Not a big deal.
    11-29-2021 06:42 AM
  18. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Um yeah....make excuses , work arounds, double click the power button, NO, I just want my finger print sensor to work every time. It does not work well in sunlight. If you have just had a shower , forget it. IT'S A DOWNGRADE GUYS...I won't be the only one to miss photo ops, read everywhere about people complaining. I believe the last i read said ATROCIOUS.
    So return it and move on. No phone fits everyone's needs. Go find one that does.
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    11-29-2021 06:44 AM
  19. TraderGary's Avatar
    I do not have a Pixel 6...yet. However, if I had this problem with the FPS, the phone would be returned and in all likelihood, I would head over to another phone and move on. Personally, the reason Google went with a optical is due to cost, an ultrasonic is notably better but more expensive. If it works great, if not, it's an easy return and time to move on.
    As for the double tap on the power button, that is not a workaround for the Pixel 6 since I have it on my Pixel 4XL, so it has been in use for a couple years.
    I had it on my 3XL. It isn't a workaround. It's how the camera works. It's simply the fastest way to get to a Pixel camera. Period. I thought everyone used their camera this way.
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    11-29-2021 11:16 AM
  20. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I never had issues with the FPS when I first got it and now I am struggling most times. I end up using my PIN sometimes. I never did receive the interim update and I have been checking most days for it. The only update I had was the first one when I set it up. On another note I double press the power button or tap the back of my phone.
    11-29-2021 11:32 AM
  21. canterp's Avatar
    It's a DOWNGRADE. A flagship phone and basic function like opening the phone has been downgraded. Workarounds, moving on to a different phone, whatever points are made to minimize the issue overlook the main point. IT'S A DOWNGRADE, of the most basic function on a phone.
    12-06-2021 07:33 AM
  22. Maljunulo's Avatar
    It will show a father with a very cute kid, on a very beautiful day reaching to get Pixel 6 to capture a special moment on camera. But the father will be messing with the fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone/and misses the moment on camera. The mother will be there, on the side with her Pixel 4a 5g saying "don't worry, I got the shot with my old phone".

    The father is still messing with the Pixel 6 trying to turn it on. Cursing he says yeah, "can you believe this, it's 2021 and I can't reliably open my phone . I wish I had a better phone..."

    This is a real story. Happened several times.

    Can't wait for the commercial.
    Maybe the father needs a better finger, rather than a better phone.

    "A determined search for dissatisfaction always succeeds." -Me
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    12-06-2021 04:38 PM
  23. CHILLYWILL_95831's Avatar
    It's a DOWNGRADE. A flagship phone and basic function like opening the phone has been downgraded. Workarounds, moving on to a different phone, whatever points are made to minimize the issue overlook the main point. IT'S A DOWNGRADE, of the most basic function on a phone.
    Something I've noticed about my own actual fingerprint. Is that the actual area of my thumb where it truly defines your fingerprint sets a little bit lower than most of my other fingers. What I found is that if I place my thumb flat down on that sensor it pops up nearly 100% of the time. This fingerprint sensor is sensitive and accurate, but if you're trying to press the tip of your finger on the sensor, it's possible that you're just not reading the correct part of your finger, which actually defines your unique fingerprint. Give it a shot and see if what I'm saying is true. Place your whole finger down on the fingerprint sensor. You will probably get a much better reaction from the phone. And to give a little bit of info about your fingerprint, typically towards the center of our fingers is where the unique defining characteristics lie if you take a look at your own finger. Typically where you see the swirling pattern, not the outlying pattern, but the swirling pattern where the rest of the fingerprint emanates from, that is the section that determines your unique print and that is what Google is measuring on your fingerprint sensor.
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    12-08-2021 02:30 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Let's not forget the cost issue. Ultrasonic sensors are more expensive than optical sensors. The Pixel 6 as it is is a great value at $599. I have no idea how much the price would've gone up if they decided to go with ultrasonic sensors, but let's say it was $699 instead of $599 for the 6 (and $999 instead of $899 for the 6 Pro) -- would the gripes shift to how expensive the phones were?

    As a point of reference, a comparable phone to the Pixel 6 that has an ultrasonic sensor is the S21+ 5G, which retails for $999 (and the smallest S21 5G retails for $799).
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    12-12-2021 09:28 PM
  25. NMCynthia's Avatar
    It could also be the OP's actual fingerprint. After 40+ years of physical work with my hands, you can hardly tell that I have fingerprints. My fingers never registered on my P2, and they don't on my P6. I just punch in my PIN and go on (thank heavens for Smart Lock!). I also double press on the power button to bring up the camera (on my P2 as well). I agree that it's time to talk to Google about a replacement.
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    12-13-2021 04:54 PM
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