The technology of smartphones has enhanced to a great extent. Earlier in GSM phone we used to lock/unlock phones with menu key and * button. However, these days we got high-end technologies like the fingerprint scanner, face unlocking or iris scanner. Face unlock was popularized a year or two ago. In this, all you need to do is look at our device and it will unlock. Though it began with premium smartphones, in the recent past almost all Android OEMs have incorporated the feature on their respective devices. Now, Android, as we know, is open sourced and we have got talented developers who always think out of the box. Speaking of which XDA developer kacperes00 has come up with an App called FaceNotify.
The said App enables a user to have a glance at the device and then only the user gets to see the notifications. Just the way you unlock your device, same way by looking at your phone, unread notifications will show up. How amazing is that..? Well, as of now this app works on OnePlus flagships. The only twist in the plot is, the app requires root access to run. That means you need to root your OnePlus device to be able to use the app. Though the developer has mentioned of rootless support in the coming versions. With the latest version, users running Android Oreo can also use the App. The FaceNotify will keep all the notifications hidden until you glance at your device to see them. That's definitely a good app for privacy where the user won't want anyone else to peep into their notifications.
This is how the settings of the App look like.
Remember that the App is in its beta state. So, you may face some glitches. It may or may not work on devices other than the OnePlus flagships like OnePlus 6/6T/5T etc.
Let's check out the latest changes which the current version of the App provides.
Lowered API, so that phones running on Android Oreo can install the app -
The app now supports OnePlus 5T
Bug fixed when whole notification will show, but the content is hidden
Shortcut to security settings is tweaked
- May support non-root devices in coming versions
Download FaceNotify App
Here is the download link for the FaceNotify app.
Installing the App is very easy. it's the usual process that you follow for your other apps. Remember that, the FaceNotify require root access on your device because to check face recognization status.
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So, that's it, guys. We hope this guide was useful for you. So, if you have a rooted OnePlus flagship 5/5T/6/6T, then try out FaceNotify to see notifications only when you glance at your phone.