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Pixel 6
Pro May
Have An Unexpected Feature
Despite past reports claiming that Google had been working to bring the Face Unlock feature to the Pixel 6 Pro, you have to dig deep to find any evidence that the model will eventually support the feature. However, one user recently came across the Face Unlock option while setting up his newly purchased Pixel 6 Pro.
The user — who posted his findings on Reddit — confirmed that the Face Unlock feature isn't active on the phone yet, and it cannot be enabled within the Settings menu. Instead, the reference to the feature appears when the phone prompts users to choose a backup screen locking method.
It is interesting that the user was never prompted to set up Face Unlock during the setup process and that this option appeared on a device that was running a stable version of Android. 9to5Google has confirmed that this particular option on the setup page has been present on the Pixel 6 Pro since the early Android 12 beta version, but it was kept hidden.
However, it is still unclear why the option was triggered during this particular instance. While it remains to be seen if the Pixel 6 Pro will eventually get this feature in one of its future software updates, it doesn't look like the regular Pixel 6 will get the same feature, assuming it rolls out at some point.