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Google April 2020 security update started rolling out with some bug fixes, face unlock feature fixed

The OTA update comes with QQ2A.200405.005 build number for the April update on Pixel devices

Last month the search giant Google released a new setting for Google Pixel 4’s face unlocks. The feature appears to be available in the device’s setting that was called “Require eyes to be open”. While unlocking the phone the user needs to keep their eyes open for biometrics. 

The option was found when searched for “eyes” on the Google Pixel 4’s settings. As the name suggests in order to unlock the device the user “Require eyes to be open” as it explains itself but unfortunately the new biometrics setting is stuck on the regular Face unlock screen that it can be unlocked even if your eyes are closed. Prior to its launch, the company advertised about its new radar-based hardware under the “Project Soli” on the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL that promised motion-based controls and 3D face unlocking that was also inefficient. As promised the most anticipated feature of Project Soli is that the device can be unlocked even if the user’s eyes are closed.

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On the first Monday of the month, Google usually pushes software updates for its devices. On-time Google’ s April update has now been rolled out however this should reach the devices in a staged manner. Like we mentioned before the company did provide the Face unlock which did not require to be eyes open but half baked. Now throughout the latest update, the company has now fixed the feature. Now the user can ask the face unlock software to check if their eyes are open before their device is unlocked. This means now nobody would be able to snoop into your device while you are asleep which is a big relief for the users now. By default, the new setting is turned on but if it did not bother you much it can also be disabled. 

In addition to this, the April update includes a patch for dropped Bluetooth audio input incall in a particular situation, a fix for occasional lag while opening the keyboard in some apps. A fix for a memory leak that can prevent additional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connections.

The OTA update comes with QQ2A.200405.005 build number for the April update on Pixel devices namely  Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. You who are impatient can also download the update by flashing software from recovery or just wait for the over-the-air rollout to reach your Pixel.

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Komila Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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