Following Made by Google 2019, it soon became apparent that the face unlock on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL did not detect whether your eyes were open. Days before the delivery of the flagship, Google has confirmed that eye detection will be available in a future update.
The current inability of Pixel 4 to detect whether your eyes are open makes it trivially easy for someone – hypothetically – to call the phone a sleeping person. There's absolutely no physical contact required to open your phone, access information, or approve payments compared to unlocking fingerprints. The company's official statement is "Keep your phone in a safe place." However, this is not always possible.
Google confirmed tonight The Verge that "was working on an option that users should need Their eyes must be open to unlock the phone. "Oddly enough, the" eyes open "setting for Pixel 4 face unlocking can be detected today on Pixel 3 by looking for" eyes. "
Opening eyes on the screen
To unlock the phone, you must always look at the screen with your eyes open.
This eye-tracking option will officially be delivered "in the coming months in a software update". Given the longer specified timeframe, the setting is definitely not available when it ships, and probably will not be available in November's security patch in two weeks. It is unclear whether it will be ready in time for the update in December.
Google pointed to a much faster face unlocking on Keynote by incorporating Motion Sense to start the process as soon as you reach for your phone. Implementing Pixel 4 is an inherent compromise between speed and absolute security.
For those affected, Google recommends using the lock feature to disable face unlocking until a PIN or password is entered. It can be activated via Settings> Display> Lock screen> "Show lock option". It is displayed in the main menu when you press and hold the lock key.
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