Too Many Attempts Fingerprint Sensor Disabled WhatsApp [Fixed]

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In this guide, I will tell you how to fix the following error on your WhatsApp Messenger - too many attempts fingerprint disabled. WhatsApp ranked as the most used mobile messenger app in the world. More than 100 billion messages are sent each day on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is used by nearly 2billion users worldwide. Of course, some of them might face this problem.

WhatsApp recently launched a feature called fingerprint sensor lock. This feature allows you to lock/unlock WhatsApp with your fingerprints. After enabling the fingerprint lock, some users face this issue: too many attempts fingerprint disabled.

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Why Too Many Attempts Fingerprint Sensor Disabled Issue Occur on WhatsApp?

There are several factors, and the misuse of your device may result in this problem. You might face this problem because of the following impacts:
  • You kept your phone in your pocket, and your fingerprint sensor might get accidental touches several times.
  • You are trying to unlock your WhatsApp using fingerprint several times with dusty hands.
  • Your friend might use their unregistered fingerprint several times for unlocking your WhatsApp.
  • Repeatedly touching your fingerprint sensor in the wrong way gives birth to this problem.
  • There may be a defect in your fingerprint sensor, or your fingerprint sensor doesn't work well anymore.
These factors might result in a Fingerprint Sensor being Disabled.

Methods that can fix Too Many Attempts Fingerprint Sensor Disabled problem on WhatsApp

Since there is a problem, there is also a solution for it. In this section, We will discuss how we can correct this problem.

1. delete and re-register your fingerprints

Deleting and then re-registering your fingerprints fix this problem in some devices. You have to register another fingerprint on your device, then try unlocking with another fingerprint.

Steps to delete and re-register fingerprints on your Android device (Samsung device):

Remove a fingerprint:

Go to settings > Tap Lock screen and security > Tap Fingerprint scanner > Tap Edit > Select the Fingerprint and tap Remove

Add a fingerprint:

Go to settings > Tap Lock screen and security > Tap Fingerprint scanner > Tap Edit > Select Add fingerprint.

2. Reboot your device

Press the power button for 3 seconds, then click on reboot to restart your device. It might fix your problem.

3. Clear WhatsApp data, and re-register your phone number

Clearing WhatsApp data will fix this problem on all devices. We do not recommend this method until you have a backup of your WhatsApp data. This method will remove WhatsApp data and will fix your problem.

Steps to clear WhatsApp data:

Go to settings > Apps > Installed applications > Search for WhatsApp > Select WhatsApp > Select Storage > Click on clear app data.

After doing this step, you have to re-register your number on WhatsApp again. It will solve the problem, but you will lose your WhatsApp data. If you have a backup, you can restore your data.

You can restore WhatsApp data by navigating to Settings > Chats > Chat Backup on WhatsApp.

Precautions

As your device gets fixed by this problem, you can take the following precautions to get rid out of this problem forever:
  • Smartphones come with pocket mode. You can enable this feature to save your device from accidental touches while in the pocket.
  • Don't give your device to kids or your friends.
  • Clean your finger and the fingerprint sensor.

Final Words

I hope this article helps you in dealing with this issue. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section.

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