We cannot deny that smartphones are a fundamental part of everyday life. Although these devices can be of great help to us in different ways, we must also make sure that they are safe. Precisely for this reason, we recommend disable face lock on Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
Disable face lock on Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
It is a positive thing that Google decided to bring back the face unlock feature on their devices. The last time we saw it was in the Pixel 4 series using the Soli radar sensor. The problem is that on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the device does not include sophisticated radar sensors. Instead, it uses Google’s “software tricks” to use the device’s front camera to scan our face.
We cannot deny that it is positive in the sense that we have one more option to unlock the phone, it is not as secure as unlocking with fingerprint. We could even say that its security level is low enough that it cannot be used for secure applications such as purchases or banking operations.
Actually, it’s more of a convenience to look at the phone to unlock it. However, if we want to improve our security and that the device is not unlocked so easily, we will see how we can do to disable the face lock on Pixel 7.
The first thing we will have to do is swipe down twice from the top of the screen, or once with two fingers and press the gear-shaped icon to access the device settings.
Once we are in the configuration section, we will have to go to Security and click on Easy unlock and fingerprints.
Here we will have to select Face Unlock, then we will enter the security PIN or pattern. Click on Delete face model and Delete.
Once we complete these steps, the device will stop using our face to unlock. In case we want to activate the function again, we will have to repeat the previous steps.
As we mentioned before, it is quite good that Google decided to bring this function back, we do not deny that it can be quite comfortable. However, considering its low level of security, we may not want to use this feature depending on the amount of sensitive information we have on our device.