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[Discussion] Face Unlock disabled| How can I fix it?

2018-09-03 22:56:59
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Hey Guys,
I bought my Mi Mix 2S two months ago and I'm very happy with it. I heard of the option to use Face Unlock by changing the region to India. Since I wanted to use this feature I have set my region to India.
Today I did something idiotic. For some reason I changed the region to Germany (my real home country). By doing that I disabled Face Unlock. So to get it back, I changed the region back to India. But somehow the device isn't showing the Face Unlock settings.
I researched a little bit and found out that Xiaomi seems to have disabled Face Unlock entirely in the Global ROM.
My Mi Mix 2S runs MIUI Global 9.6 Stable (

Has anyone an idea how I can reactivate Face Unlock?(Without resetting by Device ?)

Greetings from Germany
2018-09-03 22:56:59
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try changing location to Thailand or Hongkong.
2018-09-03 23:01:24

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Thanks for the quick response.
I tried both regions. But nothing changed. Still no Face Unlock ?
2018-09-03 23:08:28
This post was edited by Komosis at 14:33, Sep-03-2018

****I just read through on your delima.  Sorry and good luck.*****

Changing region to India worked for me.
2018-09-04 03:31:47

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Tobias.SDB Author | from app


Are you also running MIUI 9.6?
I guess in MIUI 9.5 the "India workaround" still works. I think Face Unlock still works if you update to 9.6, but if you then change the region you end up like me ?
2018-09-04 05:34:11
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