Xiaomi Adds Face Unlock Support to Built-In MIUI App Lock

Xiaomi smartphone users can now secure their WhatsApp application using their face

Highlights
  • The feature is currently available only to MIUI 10 Global Beta users
  • Notably, Xiaomi already started the development of MIUI 11

One of the key reasons why most people prefer Xiaomi phones over any other is because of the user interface. Xiaomi’s MIUI is one of the most popular Android skins. It is so popular that the MIUI right now is being used by over 300 million users worldwide. The MIUI skin is rich in features and customisations. It looks like Xiaomi is working harder to shape the MIUI better. Xiaomi has updated its MIUI with more security features in recent times. With the latest MIUI global Beta update, Xiaomi adds Face Unlock support to MIUI’s built-in app lock. It is worth noting that this feature is currently being rolled out only for MIUI in Poco, but we believe the same feature will also come with all other Xiaomi MIUI powered phones very soon.

MIUI Gets Face Unlock for App Lock

To recollect, Xiaomi has been talking about bringing this face unlock support for app lock for a long time now on its Mi community page. Living up to the promise, Xiaomi is now rolling out the feature to MIUI for Poco. In the days to come, there could be chances that the feature will come to other Xiaomi Redmi and Mi phones.

As the name suggests, the Face Unlock feature will help the Xiaomi phone users to unlock the locked apps by using their face. The feature will basically work similar to how a phone is unlocked using the face unlock feature. Currently, this feature is available on MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM and we expect it will roll out to the MIUI Global Stable ROM in the days to come.

Xiaomi’s latest MIUI version is MIUI 10 which comes packed with several features like gestures, new recent menu, Android P-like Volume Slider and Notification Shade, Picture-in-Picture Mode, Autofill Support, AI Features, Improved Screen Recording, Manage Apps, Quick Pay shortcut in Quick Ball, MIUI Lab, among others. Recently Xiaomi has updated almost all its phones old and new to MIUI 10. Some reports suggest that Xiaomi is currently working on the next generation MIUI aka MIUI 11 to release in the upcoming months. Rumours suggest Xiaomi may release the final version of the MIUI 11 by July this year.

MIUI 11 Development Already Started

There’s no doubt that Xiaomi is very slow in rolling out software updates to its smartphones, but the best part is the Chinese company delivers the latest MIUI version to even four-year-old smartphones. Last month, Xiaomi officially confirmed that it has started the development of MIUI 11 and the official announcement along with features of the forthcoming MIUI version could be announced sometime later in March or April.

As of now, there’s no update on which features will be introduced with MIUI 11. Xiaomi will surely be working to make the UI much more smarter and intuitive compared to MIUI 10.

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Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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