Fingerprint Sensor Not Working Google Pixel 2

Fingerprint Sensor Not Working Google Pixel 2

Most of the people using the new Google Pixel 2 have complained about the fingerprint sensor not working. Users have reported that some parts of the fingerprint sensor stops working at random times which makes it difficult for them to activate/deactivate the fingerprint sensor. I’ll explain some methods below that you can use to solve the fingerprint sensor issue on your Google Pixel 2.

How to Use the Fingerprint Sensor


Owners of the new Google Pixel 2 that wants to know how they can use the fingerprint sensor, just need to go Settings and then locate Lock Screen and Security and click on Screen lock type and then Fingerprints. Follow the instructions on the screen to activate and configure fingerprint sensor mode on the Pixel 2. You are allowed to later include more fingerprints and you can also delete fingerprints and add new ones on your Google Pixel 2.

One of the advantages of using the fingerprint sensor that comes with the Google Pixel 2 is that you won’t need to type in several passwords when you are trying to download from your Google account or when you are browsing online pages that need you to verify your identity before you can continue. The instructions below will guide you on how to configure Pixel 2 Fingerprint Sensor.

Set up the Fingerprint Sensor


The improved Fingerprint Sensor feature that comes with the new Google Pixel 2 has made it easier to secure your smartphone. You do not need to bother yourself to create passwords or patterns to have access to your device. It’s easy to set up and very intuitive.


  1. Switch on your Google Pixel 2
  2. Locate the lock screen and Security option in Settings
  3. Click on fingerprint and click on the plus (+) icon to add fingerprint
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions until your fingerprint has been completely scanned.
  5. Create a backup password
  6. Click on OK to activate Fingerprint Lock
  7. All you need to do now whenever you want to unlock your devices is to place your scanned finger on the home button


How to Switch Off Fingerprint Sensor


Users of the new Google Pixel 2 might want to know how they can disable the fingerprint sensor. It’s important to point out the Fingerprint Scanner makes it possible to have access to your device without using a password just like the Touch ID feature available on Apple smartphones. Some owners of the Google Pixel 2 might not a big fan of this feature and they will like to know how they can disable it. I’ll explain below how you can disable this feature on your Google Pixel 2.


  1. Switch on your Google Pixel 2
  2. When the home screen appears, click on Menu
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Tap on Lock screen and Security
  5. Click on Screen Lock Type


When you are done following the steps above, you will need your fingerprint to switch off this feature. You are also allowed to change the method of unlocking your Google Pixel 2 to the following options:


  • Swipe
  • Pattern
  • Pin
  • Password
  • None


When you have selected a new method to unlock your Google Pixel 2, you’ll be able to deactivate and switch off the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 2.