Some Google Pixel 6a users say any fingerprint can unlock it: Report

As the new Google Pixel 6a is now more widely available, some users have noticed that no fingerprint is able to unlock their new phone in a worrying security lapse by the tech giant.

According to 9To5Google, last week, two reports emerged about the Pixel 6a’s under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS), allowing anyone to unlock it. This includes those who did not register their fingerprints ahead of time.

Now there have been six more reports of this happening so far. The report states that they ranged from being able to unlock with a different finger to not being able to unlock another person’s Pixel 6a.

One person said that after deleting all the saved fingerprints and adding them again, the problem did not reoccur.

The report mentions that most buyers do not see this problem with the Pixel 6a.

It is not clear whether a new update will solve the problem or whether there is a deeper hardware issue on the affected phone, the report said.

This month, a report said that 36 percent of Google Pixel owners want to switch to other brands amid issues.



(Only the title and image in this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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