It’s no secret that for many Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners the fingerprint reading experience is not one to be savored, if the sensor isn’t ignoring your input it could disable itself if the phone’s battery goes flat. It isn’t helped that some screen protectors cause further issues in the accuracy stakes, so much so that Google has taken the step to announce a list of “Made for Google-certified” products for the Pixel 6 series.

If your fingerprint won’t scan, it might be because of your screen protector. Make sure you’re using a screen protector that is Made for Google certified.


Google’s help website for unlocking the Pixel phone with a fingerprint, as uncovered by 9to5Google, offers a number of screen protectors that are now “Made for Google-certified.” The following accessory manufacturers offer these certified products:

  • Zagg
  • Otterbox
  • Panzerglass

There are a few well-known screen protector businesses that aren’t on the approved list; it’s unclear whether this is because they refuse to pay the license price to Google in order to be included or because Google hasn’t had time to evaluate their goods yet.

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If you’re having trouble getting the fingerprint sensor to read your finger, keep in mind that Google claims it requires more direct contact than other companies’ sensors.

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