Google has released Android 14 Beta 3.1, which fixes the faulty fingerprint sensor on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The update also addresses other bugs, such as system crashes and the disappearing mobile network icon.
The fingerprint sensor issue was first reported by users in the Android 14 Beta 1.0 release. The sensor was often unresponsive or would fail to recognize fingerprints. The problem was especially noticeable on the Pixel 6 Pro, which has a larger under-display fingerprint sensor.
Google acknowledged the issue in the Android 14 Beta 3 release notes, but the update did not fix the problem. However, the Android 14 Beta 3.1 update appears to have resolved the issue for most users.
In addition to fixing the fingerprint sensor, Android 14 Beta 3.1 also addresses the following bugs:
- System crashes when trying to access the Wallpaper and Style screen
- Disappearing network icon on the status bar
- Slow performance when opening the Camera app
- Bluetooth audio issues
- If you are experiencing any of these issues on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, you can update to Android 14 Beta 3.1 by going to Settings > System > System updates.
The Android 14 Beta 3.1 update is available for all Pixel phones that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program. You can enroll your phone in the program by going to Settings > System > Advanced > Participate in beta program.
You will get the Android 14 Beta 3.1 update over-the-air (OTA) after enrolling your phone.
Update as of June 19, 2023
Google has released the Android 14 Beta 4 update, And which includes additional bug fixes and improvements. The update is compatible with all Pixel phones that are enrolled in the Android Beta Program.