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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen' feature from Google's Pixel 4


Added 10-22-19 08:31:01am EST - “Face Unlock on Google's Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone's Face ID, but it does have one feature I'd like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Skip Lock Screen is a feature Apple should copy from the Pixel 4 - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…

Like Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be open to unlock the phone.”

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