Android’s Find My Device App May Soon Add Biometric Unlock Capability

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The Find My Device app for Android may soon receive a significant update, preparing to support biometric unlock.

For a long time, the Find My Device app on Android has been used to locate your lost smartphone, tablet, or someone else’s Android device. As such, it has yet to be used frequently, and it made sense for it to be more secure than most other apps.

By default, the app asks you to enter your Google account when you open it or leave it open.

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As spotted by Android Authority, the new update may allow users to lock the app behind biometric unlock, making it easier to access while keeping it secure. This change was enabled manually in the app, although it is unclear which version was used.

Google last updated the Find My Device app in early April, so it’s strange that this feature only appears now. However, it seems likely that the change was delivered via Google Play Services, as the same report also indicates that Google is progressing on a new “remote lock” feature.

This feature was announced at the Google I/O conference and is expected to roll out later this year.


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