Setup and Disable Face Unlock / Pattern on Sony Xperia ZL

Edited by Timbuktu, Charmed, Eng, Christine dela Cruz

Face Unlock / Pattern is one of the safest lock on your mobile specially if you don't want anyone to gain access in your mobile contents as in this method of protection only your face is recognized.

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Setup Face Unlock / Pattern

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'
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    From Settings tap your screen to scroll and tap 'Security'
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    From Security tap 'Screen lock'
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    From Screen Lock you will have the option to choose lock tap 'Face Unlock'
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    You will then be provided an information about Face Unlock, read the information and then tap 'Set it up'
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    Continue to read the provided information and then tap 'Continue'
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    You will then see a dotted circle on the screen, hold your mobile for your face to appear on the dotted screen
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    After your face has been captured, tap 'Continue'
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    It will then give you another security option in the event that Face Unlock can't see your face another option is PIN, tap 'PIN'
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    Then choose / type your PIN
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    After you type your preferred PIN tap 'Continue'
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    It will then ask you to confirm your PIN so retype your PIN
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    After confirming your PIN tap 'OK'
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    It is setup and to complete it tap 'OK'
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Disable Face Unlock / Pattern

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    From the main menu of your mobile Tap 'Applications' icon
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    From Applications tap 'Settings'
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    From Settings tap your screen to scroll and tap 'Security'
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    From Security tap 'Screen lock'
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    Then it will ask you to confirm PIN, you then have to type the PIN that you set during the setup
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    After typing your PIN tap 'Next'
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    This will then lead you to the screen that asks for a screen lock option, tap 'None'
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    Your screen lock is now OFF.
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Advantages of Using the Face Unlock

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    Even when other people see you signing in into your device, they will not be able to imitate it
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    One of the most common problems in the pass-code lock of other devices is that when other people are quick enough, they can actually manage to observe you as you key in the password and remember what you entered. The same is true for the pattern lock. It is very easy to get observed by another person and they will just imitate the strokes of your hand. With face unlock, even when you do it in front of others and they try to imitate you later on, unless they have extremely similar features as yours, there is no way they will be able to enter your account. This is extremely advantageous especially when you usually log-in to your device in a crowded place or in an office where other people are close by. You need not try to conceal what you are doing to protect your privacy.
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    You do not need to remember any passwords or patterns
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    Sometimes, you yourself tend to forget the password that you have setup. In this case, if you keep on entering the wrong password, you may even get locked out of your device. With face unlock, you do not need to remember any passwords as you basically just have to setup your device to recognize your face and that's it. It's definitely much convenient especially if you are the type who often forgets passwords or gets confused with the different passwords that you use for different things.
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    Logging in becomes faster
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    All you have to do is align your phone to face you and that's it. This is very much useful for situations where you have to use one hand only such as when you drive or eat at the same time.
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Disadvantages of Using the Face Unlock

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    Lighting is crucial
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    If you are in a very dark place, it may be difficult for your device to recognize you. You may need several attempts before you are able to fully login.
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    People with very similar features may be able to log-in
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    This is a possibility, although the likelihood remains to be very remote.
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    You may be unable to use this if you happen to wear any costumes
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    If your features become drastically different from normal, your device will be unable to recognize you.
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Recent edits by: Eng, Charmed, Timbuktu

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