- Android has introduced a new feature in their QRP3 beta 2 to enhance PIN privacy.
- The “No PIN Animation” setting disables screen animation when entering the PIN code.
- This feature will likely be available in the official release of Android 14.
Have you ever noticed weird stares over your shoulder when you are unlocking your phone with a PIN code? Well, we all have been there at some point in life. And to be honest, it is rather frustrating to see a potential thief eyeing your PIN code.
Be free from such worry now, as Android has introduced yet another neat feature in their Android 13 QRP3 beta 2. This feature allows the user to keep their privacy enclosed.
As for how this feature works? You now have a setting available to you known as No PIN Animation. This setting will enable you to disable the screen animation when entering the PIN code.
Mishaal Rahman, an Android Expert, posted about this feature on their Twitter account.
Android is adding a new "enhanced PIN privacy" feature that will disable animations when entering your PIN on the lock screen!— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) March 29, 2023
This will hopefully make it harder for shoulder surfers to steal your PIN while you're out in public.
Full details here: https://t.co/yQrwsSxD42
Even though it is available in Android 13 QRP3 beta 2 but for the official release and with the option to google will probably appear in Android 14. Android 14 beta 1 is supposed to come out in early April.
In conclusion, Android 13 QRP3 beta 2 unveiled a new feature in which you can turn off screen animation for the Lock Screen PIN code. It will come out in Android 14, which will come out in April.