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Face unlock for Pixel 4 finally gets a toggle to require your eyes to be open in Android 11 DP2

Five months after Google promised that it would be coming, the Pixel 4 has finally picked up an added bit of security for its face unlock system. Android 11 Developer Preview 2 has a toggle you can set for your Pixel 4 that requires your eyes to be open for face unlock to work.

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Ally Mobile now supports biometric face unlock on the Pixel 4

More and more banking apps are adding support for Android 10's new biometrics API that allows you to use the Pixel 4's face unlock mechanism to access your account, mitigating the need to fill in your password over and over again. Ally Bank is the latest financial institution to join this growing group. The newest version of the Ally Mobile app now supports both fingerprint and face unlock, depending on your device.

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'Require eyes to be open' setting for Face Unlock shows up on the Pixel 4, doesn't work yet

Shortly after the Pixel 4 began making its way into users' hands, people started noticing an important oversight. The phone's Face Unlock could be used even when your eyes are closed, so if someone wanted to abuse this "security method," they could wait for you to be asleep (or dead, in a more tragic turn of events) and easily unlock your phone. Google said it was working on a setting to require your eyes to be open, but it hadn't showed up until now.

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Credit Karma picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

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American Express app beta now supports face unlock on Pixel 4 (Update: Now in stable)

Android 10 includes a biometrics API that enables in-app authentications with face unlock on the Pixel 4 — the old software hook for fingerprint readers doesn't work with the new mechanism. Luckily, more and more companies are finally adding support for the interface. American Express is getting ready to join the club following a beta update to its Amex app.

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Investment app Betterment picks up support for Pixel 4 face unlock

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NerdWallet adds support for Android 10 face unlock

Google's Pixel 4 is the first phone from the company to utilize Android 10's new face unlock API, and because that feature's still new, many apps have yet to receive an update that adds support for the new functionality. As with any freshly introduced feature, some developers have been slower than others to incorporate this latest security tool. With its latest app update, NerdWallet is joining the growing list of financial services apps that have implemented the newest biometrics API.

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Wealthfront adds face unlock biometric API, joining the Pixel 4-friendly club

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USAA has updated its app to support Android 10's biometric face unlock

The Google Pixel 4 comes with a new face unlock mechanism that requires its very own Android 10 API — thus, it doesn't function with many existing apps that only support fingerprint authentication. Some developers have been quick to add the new security feature, but others still haven't integrated it. USAA is no longer among the latter category, as the association has updated its app with the biometrics API.

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Pixel 4 face unlock is broken for some, may be caused by recent patches

For some, the snazzy new face unlock system on Google's latest Pixel 4 is a whole lot less convenient than it should be. Reports over the last couple of months indicate that the face unlock process is simply failing for a handful of Pixel 4 and 4 XLs, even after re-enrolling their faces or resetting the phone. Thankfully, the issue doesn't sound too widespread.

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