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

As the new Google Pixel 6a is now available more widely, some users have noticed that any fingerprint is able to unlock their new phones in a rather worrying security flaw from the tech giant.

According to 9To5Google, last week there were two reports about the Pixel 6a’s under-display fingerprint sensor (UDFPS) allowing anyone to unlock it. This includes people who have not registered their fingerprints in advance.

Now, there are, so far, six more reports about it. They range from being able to unlock with a different finger that hasn’t been registered to being able to unlock another person’s Pixel 6a, according to the report.

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

The report mentions that most buyers don’t seem to have this issue with the Pixel 6a.

It’s unclear if a new update will fix the problem or if there’s a deeper hardware issue on the affected phones, according to the report.

This month, a report indicated that 36% of Google Pixel owners want to switch to other brands due to issues.



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