How to get Face Unlock in OnePlus 3 and 3T with OxygenOS beta

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T have started receiving their most anticipated feature, Face Unlock option which was introduced in the OnePlus 5T. The feature has been included through the latest Oreo-based open betas – Beta 21 for OnePlus 3T and Beta 30 for OnePlus 3.  With these new Beta OS updates there are many new features included along with the Face Unlock like support for Airtel VoLTE.

The OxygenOS Beta 30 update for the OnePlus 3 is about 223MB in size while the Beta 21 update for OnePlus 3T is about 227MB in size. You can Download the OxygenOS Beta 21 and Beta 30 apk files here – downloads.oneplus.net.

New Features for OnePlus 3:

System:

  • Added Face Unlock function
  • Added OnePlus Switch application for backup and restore

Upgraded OnePlus Launcher to V2.3:

  • New application drawer design
  • Auto-naming folder
  • Dynamic icon function for desktop clock icon

Others:

  • Supported Airtel VoLTE in India (selected states where the signals are available)
  • General bug fixes and stability improvements

Face unlock feature for OnePlus 3 and 3T

New Features with latest update for OnePlus 3T update:

Launcher:

  • Launcher Updated to v2.3
  • Drawer categories – You can see new categories when using the search icon in the drawer
  • Auto folder tagging – When you add applications that are similar, our system will help you automatically name the new folder you created
  • Dynamic Icon for Clock – The Clock icon is now dynamic
  • Notification dot optimization – The Blue notification dots present to notify you of a newly installed app will now be removed automatically after 15 days
  • Launcher usage tips improved – We’ve added some new helpful tips for first use of the launcher

System:

  • Support for Airtel VoLTE in India
  • Face Unlock function added
  • Added OnePlus Switch application for backup & restore – We’ve added the new OnePlus switch app so moving your information to a new OnePlus device will be easier than ever
  • Other bug fixes and optimizations

Known issues:

  • Airtel VoLTE feature may not work (have coverage) in some areas
  • Some third party camera applications may not fully work with this update

It is pretty impressive that OnePlus has ignored the OnePlus 3 and 3T and are bringing latest features to these devices as well. For users who have already flashed their OnePlus 3 and 3T with a previous Open Beta build will be receiving this update via OTA. If not you need to manually flash the updates by downloading it from the oneplus site which we mentioned earlier.

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