Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 Global Beta 9.2.21 adds face unlock support for apps

Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 Global Beta 9.2.21 adds face unlock support for apps

Xiaomi’s MIUI UX is one of the heavier customizations done by an OEM on top of Android, to the point that features for MIUI devices are dictated more by their MIUI version than by their Android version. In addition to being visually different, MIUI is also feature-heavy, giving you access to a lot of functionality that is not yet available on stock Android. MIUI also receives new public beta releases every week, so there is always something new to flash.

This weeks beta update to MIUI, i.e. MIUI 10 Global Beta 9.2.21, has a very small changelog, with the main highlight being that you can now unlock individual apps through face unlock. MIUI supports locking apps individually, in addition to a system-wide lock through conventional unlocking options such as PIN, Pattern, Password and Fingerprint. Now, you can add face unlock to the list of supported unlocking options for app lock.


MIUI Global Beta 9.2.21 has been released for the following devices:

Supported devices

  • Redmi 3S
  • Redmi 4X
  • Redmi 4A
  • Redmi 5A
  • Redmi 5
  • Redmi 6A
  • Redmi 6
  • Redmi 6 Pro India
  • Redmi S2 / Y2
  • Redmi Note 3 Special Edition (kate)
  • Redmi Note 4 MTK (nikel)
  • Redmi Note 5A / Redmi Y1 Lite
  • Redmi Note 5A Prime / Redmi Y1
  • Redmi Note 5 / Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Redmi Note 6 Pro
  • Mi 5s
  • Mi 5s Plus
  • Mi 6
  • Mi 8
  • Mi 8 Lite
  • Mi 8 Pro
  • Mi Max
  • Mi Max Prime
  • Mi Max 2
  • Mi MIX
  • Mi MIX 2
  • Mi MIX 2S
  • Mi MIX 3
  • Mi Note 2
  • Mi Note 3

The update for Redmi Note 4 Qualcomm / Redmi Note 4X (mido), POCO F1 and Redmi 5 Plus is delayed this week because of bugs.

To download and install this update on your device, follow along the instructions from the MIUI forum thread. Do note that despite the high recommendation by other MIUI forum members, Beta releases do have bugs, so ensure that you have adequate backups before attempting to flash these updates.

Source: MIUI Forums Story Via: Fonearena

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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