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

As part of its commitment to maintaining 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 place the data on their mobile device under lock and key, giving people some piece of mind whenever they take their smartphone in for repairs. It prevents other people from taking a peek at your photos, messages, or contacts. If this sounds familiar, some Galaxy phones also have a Repair Mode which functions similarly.