Unlock our smartphone simply with our face. And no, I don't mean to touch my smartphone but simply contemplate the smartphone. Now by looking at OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T you can unlock your device. Once you receive OxygenOS 5.0. Interested? Come on!
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Indeed, facial unlocking mechanisms are becoming increasingly popular. It's the fault of the Apple iPhone X and its Face ID that replaced the Touch ID. That said, even this Chinese company rushed to launch a new high-end smartphone. One of its "few" assets over the previous generation is the introduction of a new unlocking method similar to Face ID.
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have already been updated with OxygenOS 5.0
The new functionality can now be found on all branded devices now enjoying OxygenOS 5.0.
I remember this is the new version of your proprietary ROM, already inspired and based on the new Android Oreo 8.0. Note also that both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T already have the official update for Android Oreo and what brings it? Yes, the new OxygenOS 5.0.
Note that this "Face ID" – name given by Apple to the facial unlocking mechanism – was not in the changelog Chinese technology official when it launched OxygenOS 5.0 for users of their 2016 smartphones. However, we now see new details about this feature that came with the latest firmware (system software) update.
If you wanted to use this new smartphone unlocking method it's very simple. Go to Settings – Security and Fingerprint. Press "Smart Lock" or Smart Unlock. Now select "trusted face". Set up this function with your face by following the instructions there. Alternatively you can follow this full tutorial.
The only difference between the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T "Face ID" compared to the new model is that on these older models, after unlocking the smartphone, you still have to make a swipe, a swipe to access the home screen. Anyway it will be another tool at your disposal.
Finally, it should be noted that this Face ID will not work when the device screen is off. When the smartphone is idle you have to wake up the screen. Then he will recognize your face. Finally, swipe and you'll be on the home screen.
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