New fingerprint sensor move for Nexus 5X in Android 7.1.2 update

You can trigger the notification shade on the Pixel and Pixel XL by swiping down the capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back. In fact, you can do that on several phones including ones from Huawei.

However, regarding the Google phones, this feature came in from the native Android 7.1 pre-load. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P didn’t get this Move in their settings page with the 7.1.1 update.

Now that Android 7.1.2 has come around in the Android Beta Program, Reddit is relaying word (and Pocketnow can confirm) that Nexus 5X can now turn on this Move. We’re not sure when the Nexus 6P will get this feature — perhaps this will be in another maintenance update down the road — but it is expected to come along at some point.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.