How to set up the Smart Lock feature in Android?

According to figures collected by a screen lock app, an average smartphone user unlocks his/her smartphone at around 110 times a day. And it is annoying to do so by typing in the PIN or password again and again especially when you are at home or any other place where there is no one else around to access your device. The Smart Lock feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop solved this problem by providing the choice of four easy to use security tools to help keep your device both secured from intruders but also easy to unlock when a security check has been made.


Smart Lock feature in Android


  • Go to the SETTINGS menu on your device and select SECURITY
  • Scroll down to find Smart Lock. Enter your PIN/password/fingerprint to proceed.

Smart Lock feature in Android

Smart Lock feature in Android

  • You are now presented with the options Trusted devices, Trusted Face, Trusted places, Trusted voice and On-body detection. The options are self-explanatory and you can set them up according to your need to make unlocking your phone a lot easier.

Please note, the Smart Lock feature is available only on devices running Android version 5.0 Lollipop or higher. And the features made available might differ based on your device, e.g. I don’t see Trusted faces options on my Samsung Galaxy S5.

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