On the Pixel 6 Pro, face unlock should function as described in Android 13 QPR1.

We stated in April that Face Unlock was going to be a feature of the Pixel 6 Pro, and we have since covered Google’s ongoing development of the feature. What the user will actually experience with Pixel Face Unlock is revealed by Android 13 QPR1.

Regarding APK Insight: We’ve decompiled the most recent version of an app that Google put on the Play Store in our APK Insight post. When we decompile these files—known as APKs for Android apps—we can find numerous lines of code that allude to potential future features. Remember that Google might or might not ever deploy these features, and our understanding of what they are might be limited. However, we’ll strive to give those that are closer to completion a chance to demonstrate how they’ll seem if they do ship. Read on with that in mind.

Today’s release of Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 includes various strings outlining what to anticipate. First off, according to Google, Face Unlock functions best in adequate lighting without a mask or dark glasses.

Dark sunglasses are not recommended, however regular glasses are:
You may put on your glasses if you often wear them during setup.

It essentially verifies that Google’s most recent strategy is camera-based and does not call for any more hardware by necessitating bright conditions. This is very different from the Pixel 4s, which also uses Soli Motion Sense to speed up the process and combines IR cameras, a dot projector, and a flood illumination.

Instead, Google praises Tensor for enabling quicker, more accurate, and power-efficient face identification in photographic situations, and the Pixel 6 Pros front-facing camera for supporting dual-pixel auto-focus (DPAF) to create depth maps of your face. However, while DPAF appears to be supported by both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, the smaller Pixel 6 clearly has a front-facing camera that does not. These technologies appear to provide the hardware foundation for this new Face Unlock in a big way.

As demonstrated in the accompanying animation, which takes the place of one previously used for the Pixel 4, you are instructed to hold your phone at eye level to begin the scanning process. In contrast to Apple Face ID allowing two , only one face is supported (intended for significant others).

Google cautions that Face Unlock is less accurate than a strong pattern, PIN, or password in terms of security. Additional warnings comprise:

When you don’t mean to, looking at the phone can unlock it. Even if your eyes are closed and your phone is held up to your face, someone else can still unlock it. Someone who resembles you, such as a sister who looks exactly like you, could unlock your phone. Face Unlock demands you to pick up your phone or tap the screen in order to use it on a daily basis. When your phone changes from the always-on display (AOD) to the lockscreen, scanning apparently begins.

Traffic Light is the name of the new Face Unlock code that was discovered on the Pixel 6 Pro running Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6a don’t have any references like that.

While the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are anticipated in October, QPR1 will reach stable in December. The presence of the Face Unlock code in QPR1 may indicate that, after making its debut on flagship devices, it will really be made available for the Pixel 6 Pro. Face Unlock on the Pixel 6 Pro is increasingly plausible, but nothing is certain until it actually launches.

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