Android Face Unlock - Press to Continue

Currently (on a pixel 8) when you enable face unlock biometrics for bitwarden, and you unlock it with your face, it still forces you to “press to confirm” to complete the unlocking process.

This defeats the point of face unlock since you essentially have to place your finger on the screen to unlock it fully which is what you do with fingerprint unlock.

Can this confirmation page/popup be avoided/disabled?

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Welcome to the community @Valiantiam! Have you had a chance to follow these instructions from Google to see if it resolves your issue? Unlock your Pixel phone with your face - Pixel Phone Help

I have a pixel 7, but I would check within the Face Unlock settings (after going into face unlock settings you have to tap face unlock again to go to a deeper level of settings) for skip lock screen. It’s not enabled by default but at least for me once enabled I can just look at the phone and be right into whatever app I was previously with no other steps.

Hi yes. The phone is unlocking with my face.

To clarify I have biometric unlock enabled on the phone and its working great.
I also have biometric unlock enabled on bitwarden.

It works, but I get this page when it uses my face instead of just pulling me into the app that says “Unlocked using your face, please press confirm to continue”

Im able to confirm “Skip lock screen” is already set, and I do not have the “always require confirmation” enabled either.

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I’m pretty sure that developers can enable/disable support for the “Tap to Continue/Unlock” after face biometrics have been accepted. The global Pixel setting for “Always Require Confirmation” is the first thing users can do to skip the confirmation tap, but app developers need to actually allow it for it to work in their app.

So BitWarden would need to enable their app to skip the confirmation after face unlock is accepted. By default, the confirmation tap is required.

After some further research I believe you are correct.

This is a setting bitwarden would have to enable, or optionally, create a toggle for us to enable it ourselves.

I would love to see this. The confirm button is so annoying, making the face unlock experience NOT seamless like iOS.

I even looked at making the change myself to the source code but it seems the Bitwarden team either did not use this class or built the app before this class existed:

Agree the confirm button is very annoying and unnecessary. Given it isn’t used on iOS I don’t see why we need it on android?

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