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How I Fixed the Fingerprint Sensor of My Pixel Phone

Some time ago the failure rate of the fingerprint sensor of my Pixel 2 XL Android phone got worse. The device was failing to recognize my fingerprint more and more. Two simple things I did fixed the issue, here they are in case you experience something similar.

The first was to clean up the fingerprint sensor. I had been using the phone for a year or so and the sensor had likely gathered significant dirt.

Another thing I did was to scan more fingerprints of the same finger to increase the recognition accuracy. 2-3 scans of the same finger should be enough, try more if there is little or no improvement. You may want to scan also a different finger.

Leanpub and Lean Publishing Featured in Carnival of the Indies #107

The Carnival of the Indies is a blog carnival for indie authors.

Every month the blog The Book Designer posts a collection of links to selected posts by indie authors on industry-related topics such as book design and production, success stories, writing tools and tips, and more.

I closely follow this resource packed with valuable information and now I’ve had the opportunity to contribute. Issue #107 (August 2019) of the Carnival of the Indies includes (under Book Design and Production) a link to a post to my blog, Leanpub and Lean Publishing. It’s an overview for authors who are not familiar with the process and the platform.