Smart Lock allows you to set security bypasses in certain places or when you connect to certain devices, allowing you to skip your screen lock type giving you quicker access to your device.
To be able to use Smart Lock, you will need to set up screen lock type. This can either be a Pattern, PIN or Password. If you do not have a pattern, pin or password set, you will be prompted to set one up while setting up your Smart Lock.
Smart Lock is a feature of devices running Lollipop and Marshmallow.
Also, you can find full guide how to activate Smart Lock on Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge here.
(scroll down to step 2 and see how to enable Smart Lock on a device running Android Lollipop)
1.1. From the home screen, select Apps.
1.2. Select Settings.
1.3. Select Lock screen and security.
1.4. Select Secure lock settings. Note: if this option is not there, you will need to set a screen lock.
1.5. Select Smart Lock.
A list will now appear displaying the Smart Lock options. See step 3 for how to use the Smart Lock options.
2.1. From the home screen, select Apps.
2.2. Select Settings.
2.3 Select Security (you may need to scroll down a little)
2.4 Select Trust Agents under Advanced (scroll to the end)
2.5 Toggle the Smart Lock (Google) to on, then press the back button
2.6 An option for Smart Lock will now appear under the Advanced section in Settings. Tap Smart Lock.
2.7 Enter your pin, pattern or password (or create one as prompted)
2.8 A list will now appear displaying the Smart Lock options.
This will allow you to connect to selected devices automatically. These devices can include smart watches, car Bluetooth or NFC stickers.
To add a new trusted device, select Add trusted device and follow the steps.
This will allow you to save locations such as home or work. When in these locations, you won’t have to enter your screen lock to unlock your screen.
To add a new trusted place:
1. Select Add trusted place.
2. Choose your current location, or move the map to the location you’d like. Tap Select this location.
To remove a location
1. Select the location you’d like to remove.
2. Select Turn off this location.
Once set up, Trusted voice allows you to use “OK Google” without having to unlock your device.
“OK Google” is a voice search function on Android devices. It also will perform other functions on your device such as reading your text messages for you, or setting an alarm.
Having this activated will mean that your device will stay unlocked when you’re holding your device, or carrying it in your pocket or handbag.
To turn it on or off, tap the switch.
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