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How to Set Up Face Unlock on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3

Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips

Have you ever use face unlock on Google Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3? Here’s how to set up face unlock on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3. This trusted faces smart lock feature is almost work same as face unlock, only you need to swipe screen after set up and use trusted face to unlock your Pixel 3 & 3 XL. You can find Google Pixel 3 face recognition under smart lock settings. You’ll use a smart lock in your Pixel devices to unlock your phone without a PIN or Pattern lock or Password or fingerprint. Android 10 smart lock settings removed Trusted face and Voice match.

Google Pixel 3 smart lock includes on-body detection, trusted places, trusted devices, trusted face and voice match. Follow the below-given step by step process to set up and use face unlock on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.


How to Set Up Google Pixel 3 Face Unlock (Android 8.1 & 9 Pie)

You can unlock your device using the below-given steps to set up facial recognition on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the home screen in your Pixel to open the app drawer.

Step 2: Tap Settings.

Step 3: Scroll down up to security.

Step 4: Tap Smart lock under the device security section.

You can see 5 Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smart lock options.

Use face unlock on Pixel 3 XL

Step 5: Tap the Trusted face.

Note: Face recognition is less secure than a PIN, pattern or password. Someone who looks like you could unlock your Pixel device easily.

Step 6: Tap Set up.

Step 7: Tap Next.

How to set up face unlock on Pixel 3

Step 8: Now hold the phone at eye level and show your face on round circle to add a trusted face on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Step 9: After complete the process, tap Done

Step 10: To unlock your Pixel, just turn on your screen and look at the camera. Your phone will unlock when your face is recognized.

You can improve face matching on different conditions such as different lighting, with or without prescription glasses, bearded or clean shaven, etc. Also, remove trusted face on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3.

Settings > Security > Device security > Smart lock > Trusted face > Remove trusted face > Remove

Now your device will no longer recognize your face. And turned off trusted face features on your phone. To use face unlock on Pixel 3 & 3 XL, set up again using this tutorial.

Are you using the facial recognition feature on your Google Pixel 3? I hope these solutions worked for you to set up face unlock on Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL. Let us know in the below comments box if you have any more tips!

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  1. Is this still working? I want to get a pixel 3XL but I have been reading that the option was removed.

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