How to enable Face Unlock on your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T?

Face Unlock is a brand new facial recognition feature that debuted on the OnePlus 5T. With its reduced percentage of bezels, Face Unlock allows you to unlock the OnePlus 5T just by looking into the display. Luckily, you do not have to splurge $499 on the new OnePlus 5T just to experience Face Unlock because we will teach you how to get this feature on your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

Download the latest OxygenOS 5.0

OxygenOS 5.0 is the latest software update from OnePlus that is based on Android Oreo, or Android 8.0. You can follow and download the latest update from here. Please remember to follow the instructions to the letter and backup your data just in case.

What to do after getting the latest update?

After OxygenOS 5.0 has been updated on your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, here is how you can set up Face Unlock on either device.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the ‘Security & Fingerprint’ menu.
  3. Tap on the option labeled ‘Smart Lock’.
  4. Then choose ‘Trusted Face’.
  5. After this, you will be asked to register your face on the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T.
  6. Setup has been successfully completed.

Is there a difference between OnePlus 5T Face Unlock and the one present on OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T?

Yes, there is. With the OnePlus 5T, if you use Face Unlock, it will take you straight to the home screen. With the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, if you use Face Unlock, it will unlock the phone, but you will need to swipe up again to gain access to the home screen.

With both of these previous-generation smartphones, you will need to follow another step to get into the home screen, which is not a bad option. You’re still getting Face Unlock on your devices without spending money to get the OnePlus 5T, so you’re saving money in the end.

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