Huawei is making it feasible for its phone users to store more than one face for unlocking the device. The feature is being brought into two of its models immediately; one is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the other, the Huawei 20 RS Porsche Design. The additional feature is being introduced through the EMUI 9 update for the existing phones. The new feature enables couples or other family members to use the phone.
Useful to Execute Other Tasks as Well
Analysts see this addition of more than one face to unlock and use the phone as a positive move since the users can go beyond just unlocking to doing other activities as well, like making payments through apps that require a facial ID authentication. Imagine where a parent wants to keep a close watch on what his or her kid is up to with the smartphones. He or she can have their faces added in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and give it to the kid. Later, it becomes easy for the parent to quickly unlock the phone and check.
First Such Attempt
Huawei’s introduction of this multiple facial ID recognition through its user interface OS, EMUI 9 is seen as the first of its kind and maybe there will be others to follow and copy this feature in the days to come. Huawei has informed how this new feature can be availed and used on individual devices. If the OS has been updated on your Huawei Mate 20 Pro or the Huawei 20 RS Porsche Design, then you can head to Settings. From there, you need to go to Security and Privacy and then Unlocking. Under this, you can notice the option to add an additional face for unlocking the phone. The rest is as you did for the first face when you bought the phone.
Huawei has extended this feature only on these two models for now. It is possible that the list may be expanded by the Chinese giant in due course. It is relevant to point out here that the latest EMUI 9 has been built on the Android Pie. If you are having any Huawei phone where the Android Pie OS upgrade has already been provided, then check if the EMUI 9 update has been installed as well.
If not, check with your service provider.