With the launch of iPhone X, the one feature that is walking the red carpet of fame is its new phone-unlocking feature called “Face ID.” But, there is nothing for Android fans to feel disappointed about, as they can also unlock their Android device with their pretty face. And guess what, Android already had this attribute before iPhone X came out with its built-in Face ID Feature.

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On Android, it is known by the name “Trusted Face” and was introduced by the Smart Lock feature in Android Lollipop. It doesn’t have all the impressive abilities like specialized hardware to map the user’s face in Apple’s Face ID but, is capable of unlocking the device by identifying the user’s face. If you have Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 updated device, then read on to know how you can set up facial recognition on your Android Oreo running device.
How To Setup Facial Recognition on Android Oreo 8.0

How to Enable Facial Recognition on Android 8.0 Oreo Device

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Following are the steps through which you can enable Face ID feature on Android through Smart Lock, set up the Trusted face, improve and uninstall it once you’re done using the feature.

How to Setup Smart Lock and Trusted Face on Android Oreo 8.0

Step #1. Head over to the Settings on your Android Oreo running device.

Go to Settings on Android Oreo runnig deviceStep #2. Tap on Security & Location.

Tap on Security 7 fingerprint in Android OreoStep #3. Under Device security, tap on Smart Lock.

Tap on Smart Lock in Android OreoStep #4. Confirm your ownership by entering your password, PIN, or pattern of the device.

Enter your device PIN to continue in Android OreoStep #5. Select Trusted face. All info regarding it will be displayed on your screen.

Tap on Trusted Face on Android OreoStep #6. Tap Set up and Next.

Tap on Setup and Then Tap on Next in Android OreoStep #7. Hold your device at eye level and follow the instructions so that your well-lit face fit inside of the on-screen circle properly and Hold for few seconds until your face gets fully recognized and saved.

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Setup Facial Recognition Feature on Android Oreo 8.0Step #8. Tap Done and try unlocking your Android device with facial recognition.
Tap on Done in Android Oreo

How to Improve Facial Recognition on Android Oreo 8.0?

Since your looks may undergo changes, you can also set that up on your Android device with the following steps.

Step #1. Follow the steps from 1 to 5. Once you have selected Trusted face.

Step #2. Tap on Improve face matching.

Tap on Improve Face matching in Android OreoStep #3. Hold your device at eye level and follow the instructions so that your well-lit face fit inside of the on-screen circle properly. Hold for few seconds until your face gets fully recognized and saved.

Improve Facial Recognition on Android Oreo 8.0Step #4. Tap Done and try unlocking your Android device with facial recognition.
Tap on Done in Android Oreo

How to Remove Trusted Face on Android Oreo 8.0?

Step #1. Follow the steps from 1 to 5. Once you have selected Trusted face.

Step #2. Tap on Remove trusted face.

Remove Trusted Face on Android Oreo 8.0A pop-up will be displayed asking reconfirmation whether you really do want to remove Trusted face? Tap on Remove to confirm.

Wrapping up

Remember this type of phone security is less secure than a pattern lock, password or PIN number, as a lookalike or a dupe of yours can easily unlock your Android device. For those who want a no-touch and easy way to unlock the device, this face-matching feature is good for them.

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