Despite not having a registered fingerprint, the Google Pixel 6a reportedly unlocks

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 27 Jul, 2022

As we have mentioned before, Google's latest Pixel is having some issues, which is a statement you may have heard us say before but this time it appears to be a bit more serious.

As far as reviewers are concerned, the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 6a seems to be unlocking even if the fingerprint is not registered to the device.

As far as the issue is concerned, it was first brought to the attention of the public by Beebom on YouTube.

Even though the thumbprints of two additional team members were not registered on the Pixel 6a, their thumbprints enabled it to unlock with the fingerprints of two additional team members.

As Geekyranjit demonstrated on YouTube, he also was able to unlock the phone with both thumbprints even though only one had been registered.

As a result, this does nullify the benefit of having a fingerprint lock on a device in the first place as well as nullifying all the security benefits that it offers.

The good news here is that it's very likely that Google will be able to fix it in their software, so you might want to keep an eye out for that.

As a temporary solution, you might be able to just set a strong passcode if you own the device and are worried about its security.

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