If there is one thing that can get annoying apart from Android’s cliched user interface, is the need to draw a lock pattern or enter passwords every single time. Not to complain about its functionality, but as individuals of the 21st century, we crave for something new to meddle with, be it the phone’s launcher or even its Locking system.
Having to draw the lock pattern every single time is, in fact, a struggle. Especially so, when you are forced to draw the pattern or enter the passcode even when you are at the comfort of your home, where no intruder can possibly get their hands on your phone.
HOW SMART LOCK WORKS: Smart Lock is something that works only under specific conditions that you get to mention using settings. So that also means enabling this smart lock will make your phone not ask for the lock pattern at all times. You can avoid this using targeted settings.
HOW TO ENABLE SMART LOCK :
For all Android phones with Lollipop or higher version, click on settings followed by “Lock screen” option or however its given in your Android.
Once that is done, you’ll see the Smart Lock option. It looks something like this.
SUPER SMART FEATURES THAT COME WITH SMART LOCK :
Smart Lock offers these 4 main circumstances, which when phone complies with, you won’t have to enter a passcode or draw the lock pattern.
- When your phone won’t ask for lock pattern if you’re in some select-places.
This can be set up by picking a location in the above mentioned settings option and every time your phone’s GPS locates you in the list of places you added as trusted places, it will unlock automatically without having to draw lock pattern. That simple.
- When Smart Lock only needs to recognize your face or your voice.
TRUSTED VOICE FEATURE
This works on the principle of registering your personal voice and training your phone to recognize it for 3 times. After that is over, your phone automatically picks up your voice using Google Now.
As with the trusted voice setting, you can set your phone up for recognizing your face. Meaning, you’ll only have to stare at your phone until it recognizes you and unlocks the phone.
- When you don’t need to draw patterns/ enter passwords while in motion:
If you toggle the On-Body detection on, your phone can decide whether you are in motion or at rest. This is possible using the phone’s accelerometer. The accelerometer is what rotates your screen according to the phone’s position. We know it.
Once you start moving, you only have to unlock the phone once. The phone enables this mode until you stop being in motion. After which, you will, of course, have to draw the lock pattern or enter the password.