Enable Fingerprint Sensor on Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3 seems to have it all: a great camera with AI-assisted goodies and two front-facing camera lenses, Wireless charging adds convenience, while Google Assistant actually knows more about you than Siri ever will, but there is a small issue that I cannot deny. Like it or not, Fingerprint sensor is the only form of bio-authentication on the phone, the device being one step behind Apple’s face-scanning handsets at this chapter.

However, the fingerprint sensor on the back of the Google Pixel 3 does more than simply unlocking your phone. You can also swipe your finger down or up on it to pull the notification drawer down or push it up which is always handy on a device such as yours where it can be hard to reach the top of the pretty large screen.

Even more, for the fingerprint scanner to operate, your hands must be clean and free of any sort of moisture, dirt, oil, lotions and so on. And just as we have seen on both Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, up to no less than five fingerprints can be registered on the device, so your wife can unlock it too and so can your loved one or your kids if you allow them in the first place to do that. So, what do you say? Are you ready for the procedure?

Enable Fingerprint Sensor on Google Pixel 3:

  1. First of all, you have to open up the Settings application;
  2. Up next, tap the System option;
  3. Tap the Gestures option;
  4. Then, tap the Swipe Fingerprint for Notifications option;
  5. Now, just tap the toggle. You can swipe down or up on the fingerprint sensor, and like that, you’ll see the notification drawer moving up and down;
  6. Even more, let me tell you that a quick swipe on the fingerprint reader lets you open your notification shade. As the feature is turned off by default you will first need to enable it, so head into Settings > Moves and while here, do not hesitate to enable Swipe for notifications.

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