Pixel phones can now lock up sensitive info before being sent in for repairs

As part of its commitment to preserving hardware longevity, Google’s new update for Pixel phones sees the introduction of a repair mode.

Repair mode, according to the company, allows users to keep the data under lock and key on their mobile device, giving people peace of mind when taking their smartphone in for repair. It prevents other people from taking a look at your photos, messages or contacts. If this sounds familiar, some Galaxy phones also have a repair mode that works similarly.