How to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo

Annoying by smart lock option missing or smart lock no longer working on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0? Here are the possible solutions to fix android Oreo smart lock not working correctly. Smart lock feature is helpful to unlock your Oreo devices using different security such as on-body detection, trusted places, trusted devices, trusted face and trusted voice.

Several user reported smart lock blank screen in android or smart lock trusted places not working on OnePlus and Lenovo forum. Have you been ever facing this Google smart lock not working in 8.1 Oreo? Check out below given possible solutions to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 6P/5X and more.

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How to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0

Apply below given two methods to fix smart lock not working in android Oreo devices.

1st Method: Check Improve face matching

Check any issue with face matching or not. You’ll add more face or improve face matching in Oreo using below settings.

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0


Step 2: Tap on security & location

Step 3: Tap on Smart lock under device security section

Confirm your device Password/PIN/Pattern lock if set.

Step 4: Tap on Trusted face

Smart lock not working in android Oreo

Step 5: Tap on improve face-matching

Step 6: Tap on Next

Fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo 8.1

Step 7: Show you face in the circle to improve face matching

If you look like different compare to previous face you matched in your device such as bearded or clean-shave, with or without glasses and different lighting such as dim or bright. After completed process, check fix Google smart lock not working issues on Oreo or not. If not fix issue, try below possible solution.

2nd Method: Clear cache & data of trusted face to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo 8.0 & 8.1

Step 2: Tap on apps & notifications

In android Oreo devices, you can see recently opened apps option.

Step 3: Tap on See all apps

Step 4: Tap on three vertical dots at top right side corner

Step 5: Tap on Show system

android Oreo trusted face feature

Step 6: Scroll down up to trusted face and tap on it

Trusted face in android 8.1 Oreo

Step 7: Select Storage

Step 8: Tap on Clear cache

If clear cache not fixes issue, clear data to fix trusted facing issue in Oreo.

How to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo

Step 9: Tap on Clear data

Step 10: Tap on OK

Now check fix smart lock issue or not in your Oreo devices.

How to fix Smart lock trusted face not working in android Oreo 8.0 & 8.1:

Remove trusted face and add again to fix android Oreo trusted face not working on Google Pixel XL, Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, Galaxy S7 and other devices.

Just remove added trusted face from your android Oreo, Nougat and marshmallow device using below settings.

Settings > security & location > smart lock > trusted face > remove trusted face > Remove

Now trusted face feature will be disabled in your android devices. Now restart your device and again add your face. To set up trusted face in android Oreo:

Settings > security & location > smart lock > trusted face > Set up > Next > Show you face

End the list of possible solutions to fix smart lock no longer working on android Oreo 8.1 and 8.0. Do you know any other possible tips to fix this issue? Share with us in below comment box. Don’t miss out our other android Oreo tips.

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