‘Require eyes to be open’ setting for Face Unlock shows up on the Pixel four, doesn’t work yet
Shortly after the Pixel four started making its means into customers’ fingers, folks began noticing an essential oversight. The cellphone’s Face Unlock might be used even when your eyes are closed, so if somebody needed to abuse this “security method,” they might wait for you to be asleep (or useless, in a extra tragic flip of occasions) and simply unlock your cellphone. Google mentioned it was working on a setting to require your eyes to be open, but it surely hadn’t confirmed up till now.
The choice can be uncovered in the event you search for “eyes” in your Pixel four’s settings. Beside the apparent identify, Require eyes to be open, there is a small clarification that claims your eyes should be open to unlock the cellphone.
Left: Setting discovered by way of search. Right: It’s not stay although.
Unfortunately, tapping it takes you to the common Facebook unlock display screen, the place the setting remains to be nowhere to be discovered. You could recall from early Pixel four leaks that this similar setting and outline have been there, however Google eliminated them earlier than the cellphone’s official launch.
The setting was seen in the first Pixel four leaks. Image: NextRift.
We’ve already had a number of month-to-month patches and two main Feature Drops for the Pixel four, and yet that choice remains to be not stay. Seeing it rear its head cautiously in the settings ought to be an excellent signal, however for now, we’re ready. There may be a means to set off it with ADB, however I am not outfitted to tinker with that so I am unable to confirm it.