Use Smart Lock on your Galaxy phone

Smart Lock Setting on Galaxy S22 Ultra

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 smart watch.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. 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. Just remember, you'll need a Lock screen set up before you can use this feature.

From Settings, tap Lock screen, and then tap Smart Lock. From here, enter your lock screen credentials.

The following options are available:

Smart Lock options displayed on a Galaxy phone
  • On-body detection: After you unlock your phone, it stays unlocked while it's in motion, like when you're walking with it. Your phone will stay unlocked for up to 4 hours or until you put it down. Tap the switch next to Use On-body detection to enable this feature.

  • Trusted places: After you unlock your phone, it stays unlocked as long as you're at or close to a trusted place. It will lock after 4 hours or when you leave your trusted place. To register a location, tap Add trusted place. Search for an address, browse the map, or choose a suggested address. Tap OK to add it to trusted places.

  • Trusted devices: After you unlock your phone, it stays unlocked when it's connected to a trusted device, like a Bluetooth watch or car system. Your phone will stay unlocked for up to 4 hours or until it disconnects from all trusted devices. To register a device, tap Add trusted device, and then tap Pair new device. Connect your desired Bluetooth device the way you normally would. When Smart Lock is active, you can force your phone to lock anytime. Just open the Power menu and tap Lockdown.

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