Face Unlock missing on your Nokia phone after Android 10 update, here's why

With the advancement of technology, the security meant for protecting the data has also seen rapid changes. Moreover, with smartphones becoming an important part of our life, it is necessary to have an enhanced security system.

OEMs have been embedding various security features for their devices like the 3D Face Unlock, fingerprint scanner, etc. In fact, Google also introduced strict privacy and security feature with its latest iteration of the Android OS, the Android 10.


Besides, giving a complete overhaul to the UI and design elements of the Android UI, Google has improved security enhancements by allowing users to choose which data they want to share with the app specifically.

But, what’s more, surprising is that the Smart Lock’s Trusted Face unlock feature has been removed with the Android 10 updates. Reportedly, the feature has been verified to be removed from OnePlus, Samsung and Nokia phones.

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Notably, the Trusted Face unlock feature was introduced back in 2014 and was accessible from Settings >> Security >> Smart Lock >> Trusted face for Android 9 Pie thus far.

The reason behind the removal of the Trusted Face unlock option as stated by Androidpolice, is that Smart Unlock was never a part of the firmware and was under Google Play Services control.

Besides, Trusted places, Trusted voice, and On-body detection features were all added via a Play Services update. Thus making it likely to be removed with a new update.

In fact, users of Nokia smartphones running on Android 10 have also reported that this feature is missing from their devices after the Android 10 update. 

Owners of Nokia 7.1, 7 PlusNokia 8.1, 6.1 Plus, etc have reported this issue on various platforms. You can check out their comments below:

after the android 10 update, nokia 7 plus is missing the FACE UNLOCK!!!!!
when are we getting that back!!??


I’m using Nokia 6.1 plus after update there is no face unlock how I’m get this feature


I am happy to say that I got android 10 updation in my Nokia 7 plus,But this updation disappointed me, Because this updation dissapointed me, Because there is no face unlock. After this update we lost that security feature.why?we want it back.a posted 2 screen shot.check it.


I can’t find the face unlock in my N8.1 after Android 10 update


Moreover, Nokia has come up with the statement stating that the face unlock feature has been removed by Google as a part of Android 10’s security considerations.

Hi, face unlock has been removed by Google as part of Android 10’s security considerations. Our chat support team will be able to help you here: http://nokiaphon.es/contact in this regard.


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For users who are still in surprise to see the Trusted Face unlock option to be missing from their devices, you can make use of the face unlock option provided by the respective OEM.

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