Hi, I have a kind of annoying issue. I got a Pixel 7a originally. It's okay I guess, it doesn't feel like that big of an upgrade over my 4a but anyway. It does have one massive issue though. The fingerprint scanner doesn't fucking work. I mean, it does work. When it wants to. Which is rare. I have four different fingers on it and none of them work properly. I had zero issues with the fingerprint scanners on the back of my Pixel 4a.
Why am I telling you this? Well, I took a habit of having in my notification controls, the camera and microphone toggles as well as location. That way I can turn them on and off when I need them. The problem is you need to unlock the phone.
So when I am getting a call and my phone is locked, I need to turn on the microphone. But the fingerprint scanner is so goddamn inconsistent on this phone, I am basically missing all of my calls now. Because by the time I am done fiddling with the thing trying to unlock the phone multiple times with my fingerprint without it working, typing in my 8-digit PIN code and finally being able to toggle the microphone on, they hang up.
I looked around the settings and I even googled it to see if there was a way to turn things on and off from the notification controls without unlocking the phone. But I can't seem to find a way to do it. Am I missing something? Is there an option to do so that I am not aware of?