How To Set up Facial Recognition / Face Unlock Huawei P20 / P20 Pro

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The Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro are high-end Android smartphones made by Huawei. They were announced on March 27, 2018 as the successors to the Huawei P10 series. Its features included a Leica dual camera for P20 and a triple camera for P20 Pro, this series includes a mid-range smartphone called Huawei P20 Lite, that includes slightly lower specifications and differences to the P20.

The Huawei P20 mobile features a 5.8″ (14.73 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2240 pixels and runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) operating system. The device is powered by Octa core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. The battery has a capacity of 3400 mAh.

The rear camera has a 12 MP camera CMOS sensor supporting a resolution of 4.000 x 3.000 Pixels and the front camera has a 24 MP CMOS sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, and a fingerprint sensor. For graphical performance, this phone has got a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. Standard storage is 128 GB. The Huawei P20 is 7.65 mm slim and weighs 165 grams.

How To Set up Facial Recognition / Face Unlock Huawei P20 / P20 Pro.


By following the steps below:

Face unlock allows you to quickly unlock your Phone by holding it up to your face.

Only the owner can enable Face unlock. This feature is not available for users or guests, and not supported in PrivateSpace either.

Face unlock is only available if the unlock method is set to Pattern, PIN, or Password.

Face unlock is not available if the screen unlock password has not been entered for three or more days in a row, or if your Phone has been remotely locked, or has been restarted.

When using Face unlock to unlock your Phone, keep your eyes open, face yourself directly towards your Phone, and keep your face at a distance of 20 cm (7.87 in.) to 50 cm (19.69 in.) from your device. In order to scan your face accurately, avoid using this feature when you are in a dark environment or when facing direct light.

Open Settings. Go to Security & privacy > Face unlock and enter your lockscreen password.

If you haven”t set a lockscreen password, follow the onscreen instructions to do so. Face unlock is only available if the unlock method is set to Pattern, PIN, or Password.

If you have selected Enable Pick up to wake device to enhance the Face unlock experience, your Phone will turn the screen on and recognize your face to unlock the screen automatically after you pick up your Phone and hold it to your face. If you do not wish to use this feature, deselect this option. Touch Continue and follow the onscreen instructions to enroll your facial information.

There are three ways to unlock the screen using this feature:

Direct unlock: Turn on the screen. Your Phone will recognize your facial features and unlock the screen after they are matched.

Swipe to unlock: Turn on the screen. After your Phone has recognized your facial information, swipe your finger on the lockscreen to unlock your device.

Smart lock screen notification display: If you have enabled Slide to unlock and Smart lock screen notifications, notification details will not display on the lockscreen until your Phone recognizes your facial features.

Access app lock: If you enable Access app lock, the face unlock function can be used to access apps and locked apps.


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