How to disable face unlock on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL?

Google has launched the most anticipated Pixel 4 and 4 XL devices in October 2019 after so many leaks and rumors. The tech-giant Google has introduced a 90Hz display, TOF 3D camera for Face Unlock, P-OLED display, and other flagship-category specifications as well. Most importantly, the handset running on Android 10 out-of-the-box. Here we have provided the guide on How to disable face unlock on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL?

Both the devices offer a faster and accurate Face Unlock feature just like Apple iPhone devices. But there was some issue with the face recognition process and the device unlocks even with the closed eyes initially. Then Google has fixed that issue and optimized the Face Unlock feature. However, if you can’t trust the Face Unlock feature as a primary biometric security option, you can always disable it.

How to disable face unlock on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL?

It’s worth mentioning that Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL doesn’t come with any traditional security unlock option like a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor or an in-display fingerprint scanner. So, there is one and only biometric security option available as the Facial Recognition Unlock. But if you don’t like the face unlock feature and want to turn it off, check out the simple steps below.

Steps to disable face unlock on Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL

  • Head over to the Settings app on your Pixel 4 or 4 XL.
  • Tap on Security option > then tap on Face unlock.
  • Now, it will ask for your PIN, pattern, or password that you’ve entered previously.
  • Once done, tap on Delete face data > then tap on Delete.
    • It will remove all the images and biometric data that are used by face unlock. Additionally, you will require a PIN, password, or pattern to unlock your phone.
  • That’s it. Enjoy!

We hope you’ve found this short and simple guide really useful. Feel free to ask in the comments below for any queries.

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