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Use Smart Lock on Your Phone

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Your phone is so smart, it can unlock itself for you. The Smart Lock feature automatically unlocks your phone by recognizing different signals. For example, it can recognize your phone's proximity to your home’s wireless router, your car’s Bluetooth system, or your smartwatch. As the feature suggests, this is a feature for you phone's lock screen and will need you have a lock screen setup before you can use this feature.

Note: Smart Lock is not available on all carriers.

Available Smart Lock Features

If you hate constantly typing in your PIN or password, use Smart Lock to keep it unlocked in certain situations. Check out the steps below:

From Settings, touch Lock screen, and then touch Smart Lock. Enter your lock screen credentials, and then touch GOT IT.

Smart Lock Options on Your Phone

The following options are available:

  • On-body detection: Keep your phone unlocked while it is on you. Just unlock it once, and it will stay unlocked as long as you're carrying it.

  • Trusted places: Add a location where the phone will stay unlocked.

  • Trusted devices: Add a trusted device. Your phone will remain unlocked when it's is nearby or connected to the trusted device.

  • Voice Match: Set up Voice Match. This will let the phrase "OK Google" unlock your phone.

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