Tag Archive: Unlock


Honor 7A + 7C bring face unlock to the sub-£170 price point

New budget phones pack premium features.

When you’re selling a phone for less than £200, you need to be very careful about which corners you cut. This price point is rife with devices that choose the wrong compromises, and it’s this which Huawei’s Honor brand is set to counter with its new Honor 7A and 7C phones, selling for £139.99 and £169.99 respectively.

Both devices borrow heavily from the design language of the Honor 8 Pro and  [Read More…]

How to set up and use Face Unlock on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Face Unlock relies on the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s front 20MP camera, unlocking the phone in just 500 milliseconds.

Xiaomi announced back at the launch of the Redmi Note 5 Pro that it would roll out a face unlock feature to the device in a future software update. With the phone going on sale yesterday, Xiaomi is issuing a day-one update to MIUI 9 build 9.2.4.0 that includes the feature. This is the first time Xiaomi has  [Read More…]

Honor View 10 update adds face unlock, January security patch, and more

The update is rolling out now and should reach everyone by January 24.

The Honor View 10 is an incredible phone, and in case you missed Hayato’s full review, you should absolutely check it out. The View 10 packs a serious punch for its price of just £449, and a new software update that’s now rolling out to the phone makes it even better.

One of the biggest things this update brings is a new face unlock  [Read More…]

How to use face unlock (trusted face) on the Google Pixel 2

A fingerprint sensor is both secure and fast, but sometimes you want other unlocking methods.

Much was made of the OnePlus 5T‘s Face Unlock, but it’s hardly the only Android phone to have a great face-unlocking feature. Google’s own Pixel 2 actually has a great face unlock feature available as part of Smart Lock. And even though the fingerprint sensor is more secure and often faster, some of us want to have other options for unlocking. Whether  [Read More…]

ASUS Zenfone Max Plus has face unlock, big battery, it’s coming to the US this February

ASUS is also present at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week with a few new products of its own. The company announced its Zenfone Max Plus (M1) smartphone is coming to North America this February. It’s ASUS’ first 18:9 aspect ratio smartphone to be offered on the US market. Costumes will be able to […]

OnePlus 5 now has Face Unlock with OxygenOS Open Beta 3

It’s finally here.

A few days before we closed out 2017, OnePlus announced that it’d be introducing Face Unlock to the OnePlus 5 with an OxygenOS Open Beta before rolling it out to everyone with an official OTA update. OxygenOS Beta 3 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 5, and along with a new security patch and a couple general optimizations, also included is – you guessed it – Face Unlock.

Just like on the OnePlus  [Read More…]

It looks like you can unlock the bootloader on the Verizon Pixel 2

You better act fast.

If you’re in the market for a Google Pixel 2, you have only two options of how to buy it – either unlocked from the Google Store or through Verizon Wireless. The Verizon Pixel 2 is the exact same phone as the unlocked model, but there’s one area where it’s different – it’s bootloader can’t be unlocked. Or can it?

Google Pixel 2s sold through Verizon are supposed to have a bootloader that’s  [Read More…]

Face Unlock coming to OnePlus 5 with Open Beta, 3/3T might get it too

Yes, Carl, this is something we want.

Alongside the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the OnePlus 5, Carl Pei took to Twitter to announce that the popular Face Unlock feature on the 5T would be making its way to its older brother. This came as exciting news, but we weren’t entirely sure how OnePlus would integrate the feature.

In a post that Pei shared on the OnePlus forums, we now know that Face Unlock will initially  [Read More…]

Oreo stable update now rolling out to the OnePlus 5, Face Unlock coming soon

After a month of beta testing, the Oreo stable update is now available for the OnePlus 5.

OnePlus said it’ll deliver Android 8.0 Oreo to the OnePlus 5 in early 2018, and the company is now rolling out the update ahead of schedule. The OxygenOS 5.0 update comes in at 1.5GB, and includes the December security patch along with a slew of new features and tweaks.

With the update, the OnePlus 5 is picking up features  [Read More…]

How to use Smart Lock to unlock your phone automatically

Using Smart Lock is an easy way to mix security with convenience — keep your Android locked unless you want it unlocked.

Introduced with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Smart Lock lets you set things up so that your phone unlocks its screen when certain conditions are met without entering your password or PIN or fingerprint. You’ll find the setting is the Security section of your phone settings, and you begin by tapping it and entering your PIN or  [Read More…]