How to turn on Google’s Smart Lock feature on Android: A step-by-step guide


In the age of electronic devices, security is a major cause of concern for everyone. Threats to personal data occur not only online in the form of phishing attacks or ransomware attacks, but also in the physical world in the form of incidents such as a smartphone or other device being stolen, or someone snooping into your screen. To counter such measures, tech companies have introduced features like passwords and patterns as security measures. While these features add hugely to security, they are also a hassle, especially when you’re using a device on the go. For such and other examples, Google has a feature called ‘Smart Lock’ that enables users to automatically unlock their devices without having to add a password or pattern every time.

Google’s Smart Lock feature has three components – on-body detection, trusted locations, and trusted devices.

On-body Detection: It keeps the user’s device unlocked while it is running. This means that once they have unlocked it, it will remain unlocked while they are holding or carrying it. The feature will lock the device it detects that the device has been turned off.

Trusted Location: It allows the user to set a location where their device will remain unlocked. This is helpful for secure locations where they regularly need to unlock their smartphone, for example at home or the office.

Reliable Tools: This will allow a user to pair a trusted Bluetooth device, such as a watch or in-car system so that their smartphone remains unlocked while the two are connected.

If you want to try out the feature, here’s a handy guide for Android users.

How to use Google’s Smart Lock feature on Android

Step 1: Open your phone’s Settings app.

Step 2: Tap Security Settings and then tap Advanced Settings option.

Step 3: Now tap on the Smart Lock option.

Step 4: Enter your PIN, Pattern or Password.

Step 5: Tap on On-body detection option and turn on On-body detection.

Step 6: Tap on Trusted devices option and then tap on Add trusted device option.

Step 7: In the list of devices, tap on a device.

Step 8: Now tap on Trusted devices option and then Add trusted places.

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