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Mi 8 - Enabling "Face Unlock" feature

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Published on: 14 Sep 2018

If you are Xiaomi fan - you would certainly know that Xiaomi's Mi 8 comes with the feature of unlocking your phone by scanning your face. This feature is called: "IR Face Unlock".

Xiaomi Mi 8 Infrared Technology

Unfortunately, this option is not available for all countries at the moment, and the developers are working hard to make that happen.
However, we have found a simple and easy way how to enable this super cool feature on your brand new Mi 8.

Steps to enable it:

  1. Click the 'Settings' icon
  2. Scroll down to "System & Device" tab and click on "Additional settings"
  3. Click "Region"
  4. Scroll down until you find "Hong Kong"
  5. Click on it and wait couple of seconds
  6. That's it! You should be seeing the Face Unlock tab now.

Location of the "Face Unlock" menu:
Settings > Lock screen & password > Screen Lock

It should like this:
Mi 8 - Face Unlock Feature

That's it! You can enjoy unlocking your smartphone with just pointing it at your face. No more boring patterns, PINs or finger-prints.

Keep in mind that there can be potential consequences when changing your Region settings.
So far, some users have noticed inaccuracy of their GPS system once they change their Region setting.


We are looking forward of hearing if you enjoyed this cool feature and our blog post.
Please do share your experience and eventual better solution.

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