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Disable lock screen Set a lock screen password Enable fingerprint unlock Enable face recognition

Disable lock screen

The activated screen lock on the OnePlus smartphone can be deactivated at any time.
When the screen lock is disabled, all biometric data is erased and fingerprint or face unlock is disabled.

To disable the screen lock, the current unlock method (pattern/PIN/password) is required.

Note: Once the screen lock has been deactivated, the OnePlus smartphone is no longer protected against unauthorized access. Unauthorized access to, for example, app data, contacts, messages, photos or videos in the gallery app is always possible.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security & lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Lockscreen passcode
Step 4:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 5:  Choose  None
Step 6:  Confirm with  Yes, remove
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security & lock screen
  3. Tap on Lockscreen passcode
  4. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  5. Choose None
  6. Confirm with Yes, remove

Set a lock screen password

To protect our stored data, such as contacts, SMS messages, photos or videos on the OnePlus smartphone from unauthorized access, we can always set up a screen lock, which is requested each time the device is unlocked.

We can choose between the following methods of unlocking the screen lock:

  • Swipe (No Protection)
  • Pattern
  • PIN
  • Password

After setup, we are also asked if all content should be displayed on the lock screen or if sensitive content should be hidden.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security & lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Lockscreen passcode
Step 4:  Choose  Pattern,   PIN  or  Password
Step 5:  Enter the  pattern/PIN/password  of the selected unlock method and tap  Next
Step 6:  Enter the  pattern/PIN/password  of the selected unlock method again and tap  Confirm
Step 7:  Choose  Show all notification content ,  Show private content only when unlocked  or  Don´t show notifications at all
Step 8:  Tap on  Done
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security & lock screen
  3. Tap on Lockscreen passcode
  4. Choose Pattern, PIN or Password
  5. Enter the pattern/PIN/password of the selected unlock method and tap Next
  6. Enter the pattern/PIN/password of the selected unlock method again and tap Confirm
  7. Choose Show all notification content, Show private content only when unlocked or Don´t show notifications at all
  8. Tap on Done

Enable fingerprint unlock

Device models with a fingerprint sensor can also be unlocked without entering the unlocking method (pattern/PIN/password).

This is done by enrolling a fingerprint, which is later scanned for authentication and allows access to the OnePlus smartphone.

The fingerprint can also be used for other functions, such as Google Pay or to authorize purchases, as it allows quick verification of the device administrator.

Note: To enable fingerprint unlocking, we must first set a screen lock with a pattern, PIN or password.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security & lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Fingerprint Unlock
Step 4:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 5:  Tap on  Next  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security & lock screen
  3. Tap on Fingerprint Unlock
  4. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  5. Tap on Next and follow the instructions on screen

Enable face recognition

In addition to unlocking using the fingerprint ID or by entering a specified unlocking method (pattern/PIN/password), the OnePlus smartphone can also be unlocked using face recognition (Face Unlock).
For this purpose, biometric face data is registered via the front camera.

Note: For environments with low light conditions, supportive lighting can also be activated to brighten the screen for better face recognition.

To activate Face Unlock, a valid unlock method is required.

Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Security & lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Face Unlock
Step 4:  Enter the current  pattern,   PIN  or  password
Step 5:  Tap on  Add face data
Step 6:  Tap on  Next  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Security & lock screen
  3. Tap on Face Unlock
  4. Enter the current pattern, PIN or password
  5. Tap on Add face data
  6. Tap on Next and follow the instructions on screen

More OnePlus Guides

  1. Basics

  2. Network

  3. Connection

  4. Display

  5. Home Screen

  6. Lock Screen

  7. Sound & Vibration

  8. Apps & Notifications

  9. Battery

  10. Security & Privacy

  11. Accessibility

  12. Keyboard

  13. Accounts

  14. System

  15. Features

  16. Functions

  17. Dial-App

  18. Messages

  19. Camera

  20. Contacts

  21. Gallery

  22. Calendar

  23. Browser

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