Issue With Huawei’s P30 Fingerprint Sensor Icon Fixed Internally

Huawei's P30 fingerprint sensor icon

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The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are both beautiful-looking, feature-rich smartphones, but like any other newly-launched phone, they are not without issues. One issue recently highlighted was with the Huawei P30’s fingerprint sensor icon, which has now been reportedly fixed.

What caused the Huawei P30’s fingerprint sensor icon issue?

Many users recently took to social platforms and product forums to complain about the issue with the Huawei P30’s in-display fingerprint sensor icon. Users reported that the icon was working strangely and that it blinked even when the device was idle, according to tech site PiunikaWeb.

Specifically, users say the Huawei P30’s fingerprint sensor icon pops up on its own. Due to such strange behavior of the fingerprint sensor icon, users also showed concern about the device’s screen and battery consumption.

“I have the P30 model, software up to date and as the title says, the FP sensor is blinking randomly, if fact it does not even seem to react to the proximity of my hand (as it theoretically should). I thought of a proximity sensor malfunction, so I tested in on a with an app, it works as expected,” one affected user said.

The Huawei P30’s fingerprint sensor icon issue is not affecting the Pro version. Despite this, the issue seems to be quite widespread as many P30 users have raised it on different platforms. Understanding the seriousness of the issue, the Chinese company was quick to acknowledge it and assured a fix with the May update.

“We are working on this issue and expect to release a new version in May. Please wait patiently for the system version update,” a company representative said in reply to an affected user a few days ago.

Issue fixed internally

In even more good news for affected users, the same company representative stated yesterday that the fix is indeed being implemented internally and will be available to users in the May update.

“This phenomenon will not affect the normal use of fingerprint function, please rest assured. We have solved this problem and expect a new version to be released later. Please wait patiently for system updates,” the representative said.

It is good news for affected users that the issue is being fixed internally, but they will still have to live with the Huawei P30’s fingerprint sensor icon issue until the May update. Moreover, there are no workarounds to help users fix the issue temporarily until the permanent fix is rolled out.

Latest update brings improvement, new features, bug fixes

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro became available only earlier this month, but the devices have already gotten their first major update. The update is 400 MB in size, and the version is EMUI 9.1.0.124.

Huawei’s update improves on the March security patch, optimizes the performance of the fingerprint sensor, improves the camera performance and adds third-party notifications to the Always on Display screen.

Huawei’s latest update also fixes a bug with the audio and video. The bug causes audio and video to be out of sync while playing Instagram videos recorded in hands-free mode. Another bug affecting users of the SwiftKey keyboard app was also fixed.

The update also added support for the AR measurement tool. Huawei teased the feature when it launched the phone, but it was not ready at the time. This AR feature will allow users to measure the distance between two devices on a real-time basis.

Huawei’s AR measurement tool comes as a standalone app. It uses the P30’s Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor to measure the distance. The update was initially pushed out only in China but will soon be rolled out globally as well.

Specs of the Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei’s P30 Pro features a quad-lens camera setup on the back. The setup includes a 40-megapixel Sony IMX600, a 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel periscope lens and a ToF 3D sensor. Other camera specifications include a dual-LED flash, 50x digital zoom, dual OIS, and laser focus. On the front, the handset features a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Huawei’s P30 Pro is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset. The handset features a 6.47-inch display with full HD+ resolution and a dewdrop-style notch. It has a glass back and is IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.

Other specifications include an in-display fingerprint sensor, a large 4,200 mAh battery, and support for fast charging and wireless reverse charging. The P30 phones ship with Android 9 Pie.



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