With the launch of the new OnePlus 5t, the company has introduced the most advanced Face Unlock feature. But, this feature is not available in the previous version OnePlus 5. The good is there for them is here. Now, the OnePlus 5 users can also activate the Face Unlock feature by installing the OxygenOS Open Beta 3, which the company released on December 31, 2017.
After installing the OxygenOS Open Beta 3, you will get the performance and stability enhancement and December security patch. Along with this, the Face Unlock feature will also be unlocked. The Face Unlock feature of OnePlus 5t is extremely fast and convenient and does not require any extra sensors like iPhone X. So, if you own a OnePlus 5 and are looking to get your hands on the Face Unlock feature, here is how to do it.
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Steps to Get Face Unlock Feature on OnePlus 5
Since this update is released with the OxygenOS Open Beta 3, this update won’t be similar to the stable over the air updates that you receive. So, you have to first flash the beta version. If you are ready to flash then it’s ok, otherwise, you have to wait for the official update.
Note: Flashing may lead to loss of data and damaged hardware if not done properly. Please try this at your own risk and do remember to backup all your data. We tried this method with two OnePlus 5 devices in our office and the method worked perfectly on both of them.
Now, let’s start with the steps to get the Face Unlock Feature in your OnePlus 5 Mobile Phone.
Step 1: First, you have to Download the OnePlus 5 OxygenOS Open Beta 3 file by clicking the button below.
Step 3: After the .zip file is copied to your phone, reboot your phone into Recovery mode. To do this, shut down your device and turn it back on while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. For your reference, you can see the image below.
Step 4: In the recovery mode, choose your language and then tap on “Install from internal storage/Install from local” option. For this, navigate using Volume Down button and for selecting use Power Button.
Step 5: After completing the above step, now it’s time to open the downloaded boot file. For this, navigate to the downloaded file using Volume Down Button and tap on the “Install” button to confirm.
Now, wait for the phone to complete the installation. It can take anywhere between 15-30 minutes to complete the installation. Once the process will complete, the phone will restart automatically. Now, follow the next step.
Step 6: Now, open the Settings app and then tap on “Security & lock screen“. Here, you will see the new option to Face Unlock. Tap on this option. For your reference, the image is provided below.
Step 7: After selecting the Face Unlock option, you will see the new screen will open. Now, follow the instructions showing on the screen to set up the Face Unlock feature. After completed, click on the Next button on the bottom left.
Enjoy!! The Face Unlock feature is now ready to use on your OnePlue 5 Mobile Phone. To use the feature, just raise the mobile to your face and press the power button. The front camera will recognize your face and the phone will unlock instantly.
From my personal point of view, I have used this feature on the OnePlus 5t phone and loved it. It might not utilize all the awesome sensors used by the iPhone X and might not be as secure, but it’s fast and it’s convenient.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully cracked this feature in your OnePluse 5 phone and it will work fine. If you face any trouble while performing the above steps, you can comment below. We will definitely look after your problem and try to solve the problem.
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