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Pin required and "locked manually" notification.
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Device keeps asking for pin instead of just letting me use biometric unlock. My 4a 5G is setup the same and only asked for a pin after rebooting. 

Is the biometric unlock less secure on the Pixel 6 thus requiring a PIN frequently? I would expect both phones to behave the same as both are on Android 12 with the same settings. 

The whole point of biometrics is to not have to use the PIN.
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That makes sense for a restart. I'm getting asked for a PIN multiple times a day though.

It says "device was locked manually" and requires a PIN. This is not behavior that I ever saw happen on my Pixel 4a 5G. I'm trying to understand why the software is behaving differently than desired and differently than a previous phone with the same version of Android.
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Its some kind of bug - or some new security "feature" - pixel 6 having same issue.  Waiting on call back from google now
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I have the same issue with Pixel 6. Leaving the phone for 10-15  minutes and it doesn't allow to use fingerprint unlock anymore. Demands PIN unlock and says 'device was locked manually'

This looks like a bug, I suspect the system is triggering Lockdown mode somehow.
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Can confirm that disabling Smart Lock will cause it to make use of the fingerprint again. 

Pretty annoying that it shows the fingerprint indicator. I'd at least want it to be consistent and now request a fingerprint if it's not going to honor it
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