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  • A Redditor has uncovered an icky workaround for unlocking Pixel phones with dry fingers.
  • The user advises that you wipe the side of your nose and then unlock your phone.

The Google Pixel 7 series delivers a more reliable fingerprint scanning experience than the Pixel 6 range. Some Pixel 7 owners still find the scanner to be inaccurate, but a new, gross workaround might work for you.

Redditor No-Fondant-8757 (h/t: Android Police) noted a few weeks ago that the Pixel 7 fingerprint scanner never worked if their fingers were very clean and dry. They specifically pointed to the scanner being less accurate after washing their hands, showering, or swimming.