Just last week, the co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, confirmed that the OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock feature will be coming to the slightly older OnePlus 5. Well, Pei made good on his promise: you can now unlock your OnePlus 5 with a quick glance.
However, the Face Unlock feature is only available as part of OnePlus 5’s OxygenOS Open Beta 3 build. As its name suggests, this is not a stable version of the software, so expect some bugs here and there.
Aside from the Face Unlock feature, the Open Beta 3 update also brings a couple of other improvements. These include optimisations for vibration, a fix for connection issues on 5GHz WiFi networks, as well as general bug fixes and improvements. OnePlus also updated the Android security patch to December with this beta update.
If you’d like to try out Face Unlock on your OnePlus 5, you can update it to OxygenOS Open Beta 3 here – just follow the instructions outlined by OnePlus. Considering the beta nature of the update, note that you may face some software issues.
Of course, you can always wait for the Face Unlock feature to be available on a stable update, though there’s no telling how long this will take.