Recently, Google has confirmed that the Pixel 4 smartphones have Face Unlock that allows access to a person even eyes are closed. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which have no fingerprint sensor, relying only on biometric authentication of face unlock. The advancement in the hardware kept in the top screen bezel, which theoretically as secure as Face ID of Apple, but there is one main area in which the two technologies differ. It turns out that the Google Pixel 4 will unlock the phone even your eyes are closed.
It can become a prominent issue as people around you that could unlock the phone by pointing at face while you are sleeping. It is unclear why Google has selected not to include a check for eyes open; now, the company is sticking to its guns. The search engine giant, which supports the website for Google Pixel 4, acknowledges the issue, outright declaring that your phone can be unlocked through someone else if it held up to face even if people’s eyes are closed. It goes on advise concerned about consumers to activate lock down mode when they are want improved security, that deactivates face unlocking – but that is terrible user experience. Also, people have to remember to do that every time they go to bed.
In contrast, Apple’s Face ID checks that if the user is actively looking at the phone before it going to unlock. Recently, in leaked images of Google Pixel 4, viewing the setup for Face unlocks process in setting the label to require eyes to open in the menu, which is not existing in shipping Pixels. To make its customers’ lives easier, Google will add it through a software update. Though, according to Fox, the toggle is not present on Google Pixel 4’s software, which will ship to consumers in the next week.