User’s Security at Stake as Google Pixel 4 Eye Detection Toggle is Missing

3D face unlock is considered to be the safest way to unlock your phone. Being the most secure biometric authentication feature, every company is incorporating this feature in their high-end devices. However, yesterday, the reported that the face unlocks feature of Google Pixel 4 Eye Detection Toggle is Missing.

User’s Security at Stake as Google Pixel 4 Eye Detection Toggle is Missing

So here is everything about it:

What does it mean?

The missing eye detection toggle means that someone can open your phone while placing it in front of your face while you are sleeping. All other tech giants include eye detection toggle on their phone which means that user’s need to be 100% awake, looking straight to phone to unlock the device.

When the fix for Google Pixel 4 Eye Detection Toggle is coming?

Google has revealed that it is working on a software update that will enable the eye detection toggle on pixel 4.

When the fix will reach us?

Sadly, the company has not revealed any date for the new update that will fix this surprising issue so you need to wait for long.

Google said in a statement:

“We’ve been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be open to unlock the phone, which will be delivered in a software update in the coming months,”

Who else is having a security issue with Finger Print scanning?

Samsung Galaxy S10 also had witnessed some kind of the same issue. It was spotted with a bug that gets alive when a third-party screen protector is installed on the device. The device can be opened from the fingerprint of anyone. Samsung is also working on an update to fix the issue.

What if BBC would not have found the issue on Pixel 4?

It’s quite funny and weird to know that such a g company forgot to add eye detection to the face unlock. If the wouldn’t have found this issue, our privacy would remain at stake. These companies need to properly test their device before bringing them to market.

Anyway, let’s wait for the fix in the new Pixel 4 update. Sooner or later we will be getting it, till then it’s better to reply on the unlock pattern or code to keep your device safe from your spouse who might use it while you are asleep, just kidding.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
  • No one has to touch you to hold your phone up to your face while you’re sleeping. They’d have to physically grab your hand/finger to use the fingerprint scanner.

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