Honor has been active when it comes to releasing active updates to their devices and has made sure that the Honor 7X gets the Face Unlock feature in India via an OTA update to all its users. This comes after the Face Unlock feature was released for the View 10 in January and the latest being the 9 Lite which has got the feature last month via an update. Face Unlock has been very fast and surprisingly reliable in the Honor 9 Lite which we have been using and we can expect the same to be the case with Honor 7X.
The Update which is bringing the Face Unlock feature has started rolling out from today to all devices in batches and will be available to all device by March 16th, 2018. This is not the Android 8.0 Oreo update but a regular Nougat update and we will be sharing the complete details shortly.
How to enable and use Face Unlock feature in Honor 7X:
Step 1: Tap on Settings – the Gear Icon from the App List
Step 2: Now scroll through the settings options and tap on Security
Step 3: Tap on the Face Unlock option
Step 4: Here you will be seeing the options – Direct Unlock and Slide to Unlock.
Step 5: Tap on Direct Unlock if you want the device to direct activate face unlock once you lift the device, you can activate Slide to Unlock which requires you to slide unlock the device after you have unlocked the device using Face Unlock
This is the same method used in Honor View 10 and Honor 9 Lite Face Unlock activation. Now you can unlock your Honor 7X smartphone by just lifting your device and it starts searching for Face Recognition.