Recently spotted by Android Police, the settings have included a new setting for the Google Pixel 4 face unlock, but you can only see it by searching for it. The setting is called “Require eyes to be open” and would only make face unlock with eyes open to the user, y’know-as expected.
The choice is accessible only by searching in the Settings, but the actual toggle is disabled at this time. Google must plan to release an update that will eventually correct the unlock face of the Pixel 4 to unlock only when it senses that the eyes of the user are open.
Under the “Project Soli” moniker the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL have both been launched with new radar-based hardware. It promised movement-based controls and 3D face activation with it. It delivered both, but half-boiled badly. One of the radar hardware’s most criticized features is that face unlock would unlock the device, even when the user’s eyes are closed. At this point, it’s been nearly 5 months and Google has yet to fix that.
When the iPhone X first came out, in the Face ID app, Face ID had the option “Require Attention for Face ID.” It’s been nearly five months since the release of the Pixel 4 duo and we are still waiting for Google to correct its protection face unlock. We really want companies not to rush out unfinished goods to the market