Motorola Touchless Control now lets you unlock your PIN with your voice

Motorola Touchless Control now lets you unlock your PIN with your voice
The Motorola lineup keeps getting better, and the flagship feature - Touchless Control - is the focus of today's update. Yesterday, we saw the Motorola camera updated with a couple of new-ish features; but today, Motorola updated Touchless Control to work better if you have a PIN lock set on your device.

Now, if you have a numerical PIN set on your device, you'll still be able to perform various searches or voice commands without unlocking your phone first. And, if you want to do something more in-depth that requires you unlock your device, you can simply speak your PIN number. Obviously, both of these options pose certain security risks, so the feature isn't completely active after you update the app. You will be able to place calls without unlocking your device, but other functions like Google searches and setting reminders, will need to be enabled in order to work without unlocking. As far as the security risk of speaking your PIN number aloud... we hope you would know how to sort out that risk. 

The change log also states that the update is "Compatible only with Android 4.4 KitKat." We assume that this means the new PIN control features require Android 4.4, not that the entire app has been updated to only support Android 4.4. It would be very odd if Motorola would suddenly break compatibility with its new DROID lineup, which has yet to see the KitKat update.

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8 Comments

8. droidboy

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Love it in my moto x... But can't get it to play my music by voice... Any suggestions?

7. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

One of the new features is the ability to have a sound play if you have miss placed your phone. Worth it right there.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I better change my "6969" code. Won't sound right in the mens bathroom.

3. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Love Moto!

1. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

"ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR....oops!"

2. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The pin of champions.

4. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

you sir are mistaken! 0000 is the master of masters, lord of lords!!!

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm flattered, but you may call me Scott.

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