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[Solution] How To Fix Google Pixel 6/Pro “Device Locked Manually”

Google latest flagship the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have some mind-blowing features. Once you unbox it, you will find a completely redesigned hardware and camera setup. Google has installed the latest Android 12 operating system in the device and has packed with some amazing Pixel goodies. Adding a cherry on top, these devices are the first to have an in-display fingerprint scanner provided by the company which is being tough on the end-users.

Although there have been numerous issues with the device and some uncertainty regarding the optical scanner not being able to detect, there has been a major issue with the device. Many Google Pixel 6 and Pro users have complained that they were facing a “device locked manually” error all by itself. This resulted in them using the PIN/Password instead of the fingerprint that has been earlier registered. This generally happens with most Android smartphones these days.

Google Pixel 6/Pro Device Locked Manually Error

Android devices have this inbuilt feature where it prevents you to use the fingerprint as your password on your first boot, you require the password or pin that you have set as a backup to unlock the device. This is due to the major security point of Android. However, this is quite general and most of us know about it, but this is not the case with the Google Pixel 6/Pro. The customers after purchasing a flagship device for such a hefty amount facing this issue tend to lose their patience and have reported the issue. One of the users has complained that his Google Pixel 6 prompts for password/pin after every few hours, even after his device has been booted quite earlier.

How To Fix Google Pixel 6/Pro Fingerprint Issue

In this article, we are going to help you with the solution on how to fix Google Pixel 6/Pro “Device Locked Manually” and using Fingerprint instead of PIN/Password each time. Although there are many negative answers and no fixes found on the Google forums but do not worry, we have found the solution. After a few research and one of our staff who owns a Pixel 6 has tried disabling Smart Lock Location found that the issue has come down but not fully fixed.

Check out the procedure below, follow the steps carefully to ease out the problem on your Google Pixel 6/Pro

How to Fix Pixel 6/Pro Device was locked manually

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  2. Then go to Security and select the Smart Lock option.
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  3. After that, type in your password/pin to verify the credentials.
  4. Now disable the toggle next to On-body detection, Trusted Places, and Trusted devices.
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  5. Check if it manages to fix the Pixel 6/Pro “Device was locked manually”  issue.

Send Feedback to Google from your Pixel 6/Pro

If you are still getting bugged with this issue, then the only way out is to send the feedback to Google, right from your device itself. Here’s how:

  1. To begin with, head over to the Settings menu.
  2. Then scroll to the end of the page and go to Tips and Support.
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  3. Now tap on the Send Feedback option situated at the end.
  4. Explain the issue in detail and then tap on the Send button situated at the top right.

The Silicon Valley giant might take a couple of days to respond to your query. In the meantime, you could also share your queries or just upvote the OP in the first and second Google Support Forums that have been made specifically for this issue.

Final Words

So with this, we round off this guide on the Pixel 6/Pro “Device was locked manually”  issue. As and when there’s further development regarding this issue or any related workaround makes its way, we will update this post accordingly.

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