March 19, 2018

[Review] [MIUI Attraction Series Vol. 8] Introducing Face Unlock Feature and FAQ!! 

Hello MIUI Fans,
Greetings from MIUI Global Forum. How are you all? Have you experienced New Redmi Note 5 Pro? Xiaomi has launched Redmi Note 5 Pro on 14th February 2018 in India. Xiaomi has promised to roll out the Face Unlock feature for the Redmi Note 5 Pro during the launch event in India. As promised, the brand has now started rolling out the feature on its latest Redmi Note 5 Pro via over-the-air (OTA) update which is about 1.6GB in size and it carries build number MIUI v9.2.4.0 NEIMIEK. Today we will talk about Face Unlock Features of MIUI 9. So, Let's start.
Face Unlock Feature release & supported devices (Current) On September 11, 2017, Xiaomi has released Mi Note 3 and launched a new face unlocking feature. Later this feature has included in Redmi Note 5 Pro Global Stable ROM, Mi 6 & Mi MIX 2 (China Dev. ROM).The following is a brief introduction to face unlocking and the few common Q&A!! 


Wanna Experience New Face Unlock Feature on MIUI 9? Follow the below steps

Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and tap on Lock screen & Password option in System & Device section.
Step 2: There you will find ‘Add face data’ option. Tap on it and you will find a page where some security warning and information related to setting up Face Unlock feature will be stated.
Step 3: Click on Next button and you can enrol your Face by following the instructions.

Step 4: After your face has added, you will see some extra settings like deleting face data and Face recognition related different options.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which models are supported face unlock features other than Redmi Note 5 Pro?
A: At present Mi Note 3, Mi 6 and Mi MIX 2 supported this features.

Q: Why this feature is not available in my Mi 6/Mi MIX?
A: Face Unlock feature is under development for this devices. At present this feature is available in Mi 6 & Mi MIX 2 China Developer ROM. But soon it will be added to Global ROM also.

Q: Why I don't find face unlock feature in my Redmi Note 5 Pro?
A: Face unlock feature was introduced on Redmi Note 5 Pro with
MIUI v9.2.4.0 NEIMIEK. If you are using an old version, you can update your phone from Settings => About Phone => Update to enjoy this feature. 

Q: What are the requirements for entering a face?

A: As prompted during the entry process, face unlocks features are required to be clearly visible and good lighting conditions. Other conditions may also be successful but might be reduced the success rate of unlocking. 

Q: Can it unlock under the low light condition? 
A: Theoretically, but there is a greater probability of failure. Therefore, it is recommended to use it under good light conditions. 

Q: Can someone unlock my cell phone? 
A: Normal conditions cannot. However, if twins and other people with similar looks are likely to unlock, they have facial features that are very close. 

Q: Can the photo be unlocked? 
A: We have done a lot of measures to avoid being broken by photos. However, it is technically impossible to put an end to this situation, or there is a certain probability that it can be unlocked by the photograph. 

Q: Does this feature consume power? 
A: Because the face recognition needs to start the front camera, it will take more power than usual, but please use it with confidence and the power consumption is within the controllable range. 

Q: Can face unlocking and a fingerprint is used at the same time? 
A: Yes, they are independent of each other & do not affect each other. 

Q: Can I add/register multiple faces as like as multiple fingerprints samples? 
A: It's not possible. Different fingers have different fingerprints, but every user has only one face and cannot input multiple face data.

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