Attention Pixel 7 users: Android 14 beta bug disabling fingerprint sensors – fix on the way!

Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro devices are facing issues with their under-display fingerprint sensors while running Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2, according to reports from users. The problem was first reported on Monday on Google’s IssueTracker, and a temporary fix was provided by a Google employee later on.

Some users have found that the fingerprint sensor brings up an error message when they try to use it, and Google has acknowledged the issue. The problem has been posted on Google’s IssueTracker, with multiple users experiencing the bug on their Pixel 7 series devices. Google has suggested trying to recalibrate the sensor with the under-display fingerprint sensor calibration tool, though the success of this method has been mixed.

A full patch for the issue will be released with the next Android 14 QPR2 Beta 3 update, but Google has not provided a timeline or release date for that update. In the meantime, the guidance is still to recalibrate the fingerprint sensor, with the additional suggestion to restart the phone twice after the calibration finishes.

It’s important to note that this issue only affects units running pre-release software, so most users should not encounter any problems with their fingerprint sensors. However, for those who have tried out Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 and are experiencing issues with the fingerprint sensor, this known flaw may be the reason.

This is the latest in a series of bugs related to the fingerprint sensor on Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2, with other minor issues causing haptic feedback to be disabled occasionally and the fingerprint scanner symbol to show up or be dismissed too quickly. Google is actively working to address these issues and release a formal solution in the next update.