One of the main features of Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new, secure facial unlock feature instead of a fingerprint sensor. Only it turns out that "safe" is a relative term because the phone is unlocked even when your eyes are closed. Google has given us an explanation that promises to issue a software update that will fix the problem. Unfortunately, the time is longer than users want it to be. Google has already worked on an option that requires users to have their eyes open to unlock the phone. This option will be provided in the coming months in the form of a software update. Very similar to the iPhone system that uses infrared projectors and cameras to create and read an accurate depth map of your face. This makes it safer than other solutions based on RGB cameras ̵
However, Apple's FaceID system requires attention because your eyes are open and looking at the screen. Users can disable this feature if they wish.
Google had previously said, "We have no specific information about future features or timing, but like most of our products, this feature has been developed to get better over time. Future Software Updates. "It looks like it's ready to deliver now.
There were leaks in Pixel 4 Unlock Settings, but the switch is not enabled The phones Google showed at its event will not be seen on despatch phones this week either.
Google stresses in its statement that despite the fact that it works with eyes closed, it believes that "Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as highly biometric and for payments and app authentication, including banking apps , can be used . It is resistant to invalid unlock attempts in any other way, e.g. With masks. "
The Pixel 4 can see if you're looking at it in other contexts, it has a screen monitoring feature that prevents the screen from turning off when you look at it, and now Google has to make sure it's unlocked too Unfortunately, for Google, this is not the first drama for unlocking the face. "Prior to its release, Google had to admit that it contracted contractors to collect data to unlock faces in a variety of ways Google has closed the program for investigation.
For people who buy Pixel 4, Google again points out that "when Pixel 4 users fear that someone will take their phone and could try to unlock it while their eyes are closed, they can activate a required security feature a PIN , a pattern or password for the next unlock. "This feature is the" Lock "option, which is displayed when you press the power button for a long time.
Google's Complete Statement:
We've worked on an option that requires users to have their eyes open to unlock the phone. This option will be provided in the coming months in the form of a software update. In the meantime, Pixel 4 users who fear someone is picking up their phone and trying to unlock it while their eyes are closed can enable a security feature that requires a PIN, pattern, or password for the next unlock , Pixel 4 Face Unlock meets the security requirements as highly biometric and can be used for payments and app authentication, including banking apps. It is resistant to invalid unlock attempts by other means, such as masks.