As announced during the launch event, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has got the Face Unlock feature and became the first Xiaomi phone to get this feature. The new software update MIUI brings face unlock to the device. Here is how to install the new firmware update on your Redmi Note 5 Pro and how to enable Face Unlock on it. By enabling it, you can unlock your lockscreen by just looking at your phone.

Redmi Note 5 Pro’s Face Unlock works using AI (artificial intelligence) and its 20MP selfie camera. Unlike iPhone X which uses hardware-based FaceID for facial recognition, Redmi Note 5 Pro uses the front camera for the function, so the performance of the Face Unlock is highly depends on ambient light.


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A little about Redmi Note 5 Pro and its specifications. The device was launched a week ago along with a mid-ranger Redmi Note 5 and as a successor to Redmi Note 4. Below are the highlighted features of the device.

Redmi Note 5 Specifications:

Display: 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
Processor: Snapdragon 636, octa-core
Memory: 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage
Camera: 12MP+5MP Dual camera and 20MP front camera with Soft selfie light
Battery: 4000mAh battery

How to get Face Unlock on Redmi Note 5 pro

1. To get this feature, your device should be updated to MIUI

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2. If you have not received the update notification for build MIUI, check it manually by going to Settings > About phone > check system update. If update found, just update your phone.

3. After updating your device, go to Settings Lockscreen & password > Add Face data > and register your face.

That’s it. Now, here is how to enable the feature on your device. After registering your face, go back to Seetings > Lockscreen & password screen, tap ‘unlock using face data’. You are done!

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