Accuracy, battery issues have kept Face unlock from the Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6 Pro features a Sony image sensor that can generate depth maps needed for secure facial recognition
The Pixel 6 Pro can add a secure facial recognition system via a software update
Face-Unlock-Boost hikes the power of a handset’s CPU for one second when it is using Face unlock
The hope that the Pixel 6 Pro would get a facial recognition system probably would have never hit the heights that it did had Google used a better fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 6 line. We’ve already seen the upcoming Pixel 6a fingerprint scanner in action and it is an improvement from the scanner found on the more expensive Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. If you own one of the latter two models, this should get you agitated (I do and it does!).
Do this one simple thing and your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fingerprint scanners might show some improvement
But here is a solution that is simple and it might help a little. If you haven’t redone your fingerprints since the release of the June Quarterly Feature drop, enter them again. The June update supposedly improved the capabilities of the Pixel 6 series’ fingerprint sensor and by re-entering your fingerprints from scratch, you might be more likely to take advantage of any improvement made by Google.
Originally, the Pixel 6 Pro was supposed to be released with Face unlock pre-installed
What is aggravating about this whole thing is that the fingerprint scanner on the back of my Pixel 2 XL was about as perfect as could be and others have said the same thing about the biometric reader on the Pixel 5 (a). We understand that the under-display scanner looks cool and modern. But Google, if you’re going to fix something that ain’t broke, try to make it better, not worse.
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And while Google Pixel 6 Pro users may have lost all hope of seeing Face unlock show up on their phone, there is still a tiny bit of hope that the release of the Pixel 7 series results in some update that is pushed out to the Pixel 6 Pro. In the mean time, let us know if redoing your fingerprints results in any improvement on your 2021 Pixel device.