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Google updates Pixel 4's Face Unlock with eye detection feature

By Cookie Monster - on 7 Apr 2020, 10:02am

Google updates Pixel 4's Face Unlock with eye detection feature

The Google Pixel 4 lineup.

Google just released the Android Pixel Security Update for April 2020 which includes a fix for the Face Unlock feature. 

With the latest update, the Face Unlock feature of the Pixel 4 requires users to have their eyes open. This will be enabled by default. Previously, the Pixel 4 can be unlocked even with the user's eyes closed. Google came under fire for it and promised a software update in the "coming months".

Apple has a similar feature for Face ID since its debut in 2017. Face ID requires the user to be alert and looking at the phone to unlock it, but this feature can also be disabled. 

Source: Google via The Verge