How to Fix if Fingerprint Scanner not working or Not Detecting in OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 lineup has the new under-display fingerprint sensor, it is implemented from the last 2 generations of OnePlus smartphones. Now at this point in time, the under-display fingerprint sensor is as fast as the physical and traditional fingerprint sensor that we used to use. But are you some issues with the fingerprint sensor in your OnePlus device? Then you need to follow the below troubleshooting guide to fix if Fingerprint Scanner not working or Not Detecting in OnePlus 8 Pro.

Your phone’s fingerprint sensor provides a convenient and secure way to unlock your phone and keeps your personal information safe. If you are having trouble using your fingerprint sensor there are a few things to consider. Do follow the below methods to get rid of the issues you are having with the under-display fingerprint sensor of OnePlus 8 Pro.

OnePlus 8 Pro

Fix if Fingerprint Scanner not working or Not Detecting in OnePlus 8 Pro

Clean the screen

As OnePlus 8 Pro features an under-display fingerprint sensor, so the first step would be to completely clean the screen with any microfibre cloth. Technically, the presence of dust, smudge, or dirt on the screen would have little effect on your device’s fingerprint scanner as it uses sound in scanning a 3D image of a finger. However, real-world tests show otherwise.

Remove the screen protector

If you’re using a screen protector, try to remove it and see if the fingerprint scanner starts working again. Poorly installed or low-quality screen protectors may degrade the scanner’s capability. If nothing works, continue with the troubleshooting steps below.

Forced reboot

Well, I think you already know how to restart your phone. So just restart the device and see whether it solves the issue or not. Restarting a device is always an ultimate solution for any issue.

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Well if you still need to know how to restart then, here is it: Press your phone’s power button. On the screen, tap Restart.

The other way of the reboot is as follows:

  • Press and hold down the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  • Hold the Power button down for 10-15 seconds, or until the phone vibrates and restarts.
  • If the phone turns off let go then press power again for 1-2 seconds to restart the phone.

Install Latest Software Updates

Sometimes the glitch is with outdated software updates, installing software updates can solve the randomly rebooting issues in your OnePlus 8 Pro.

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • And then tap on System Updates.
  • If a system update is available, you’ll see the option on the screen. Tap Download and Install.
  • If your system is up to date, you will see a message stating that the system is up to date.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your OnePlus 8 Pro or any device:

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  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

Delete and Add Fingerprints

Delete

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Security & Lock Screen.
  • And then tap on Fingerprint.
  • You will have to confirm your backup pattern, PIN, or password.
  • Now you will see the list of added fingerprints.
  • To delete it, just tap the trash icon next to all of your fingerprints.

Once you’ve removed all stored fingerprints, set fingerprint recognition up again. Prior to beginning the setup, make sure that:

  • your hands, especially the fingers you want to add, are clean of dust, moisture, dirt, oil, lotion, dyes, etc.
  • you have your screen unlock option (PIN, Pattern, or Pattern) ready.

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  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Security & Lock Screen.
  • And then tap on Fingerprint.
  • You will have to confirm your backup pattern, PIN, or password.
  • Now, tap on the add (+) button and start enrolling the fingerprints.

Reset App Preferences

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Tap on More settings at the upper right (three-dot icon).
  • Select Reset app preferences.
  • Restart your device and check for the problem.

Troubleshoot apps in Safe Mode

In case you don’t know what is safe mode, in safe mode, the system temporarily disable all third-party applications you installed on your device. By doing this we can figure out which app is occurring the problem. Follow the below step to turn Safe Mode on:

  • Turn OFF the OnePlus device.
  • Press and hold the Power button.
  • On the screen, press and hold Power off.
  • Tap Ok to reboot into Safe mode.

After figuring out the apps which are creating the problem, follow the below steps to uninstall it(if required):

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on Apps & Notification.
  • Now, tap on See all apps.
  • Tap on an app, then tap Uninstall.
  • Tap Ok to continue.

Clear Cache from Recovery Mode

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In case you don’t know what is recovery, the first thing the bootloader rings up is the recovery. Recovery Mode refers to a special bootable partition, which contains a recovery application installed in it. And you can fix some problems with your phone. Follow the steps to clear cache from recovery mode:

  • Switch off your OnePlus device.
  • Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until you see the recovery mode options on your device.
  • Once you see the recovery options, you can let go of the two buttons.
  • The Recovery screen menu will now appear.
  • Use the Volume button to go to Wipe Cache Partition then press the Power button to confirm the selection.
  • Wait until your device wipes out all cache or temporary data from the system partition.
  • Press the Power button again to reboot the device.

This clears all the temporary data from the device. And then it works like new.

Reset Your Device

Disclaimer

Factory reset will delete everything, so you want to make sure that you create a copy of your data such as photos, videos, documents, texts, etc. ahead of time.

Factory Reset

  • Open the app drawer and then tap Settings.
  • Tap on then tap on System.
  • Now, tap on Reset options
  • Tap Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Finally, tap on RESET PHONE.
  • Don’t select the internal storage checkbox. Select it only if you are sure you have backed up everything on internal storage, including photos and videos, music, documents, and other files.
  • Tap the ERASE EVERYTHING button now and let the phone do its thing.
  • The device would restart automatically after performing the factory reset.

Hard Reset

  • First, power off your phone normally.
  • To turn it on, press and hold the Volume up + Power buttons simultaneously.
  • Don’t release them until you see the OnePlus logo on the screen.
  • Tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option.
  • Now tap on the ‘Wipe data/Factory reset‘ option to confirm your selection.
  • The phone will reset and on the new screen, use the Volume up button to scroll to the ‘Reboot system now.’ This will reboot your phone normally and that’s it!

Conclusion

These were the few methods to troubleshoot the problem/issues you were facing with your OnePlus 8 Pro. If it is yet not solved then there might be an another issue, check and fix that issue from our OnePlus 8 Pro Troubleshooting Guide. Additionally, you can always contact tech support or visit your local OnePlus store or Service Center so a qualified Samsung technician can examine the issue.

Do you own an OnePlus Device, or any Android device and need these types of simple tutorials? Then stay tunned to GetDroidTips’ Android Tips & Tricks column because many simple tutorials for OnePlus are coming soon.

If you have any queries regarding this, the comment section always available for you.

 

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