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What is Smart Lock Android and How to Use?

Last Updated on February 28, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to enable and use Smart lock on Android 13, Android 12, Android 11, and Android 10 devices? You can automatically unlock your device using the Google smart lock on your Android phone. The latest Android phone’s smart lock menu supports On-body detection, trusted places, and trusted devices. The trusted face and voice match feature was removed after the Android 10 versions. You can enable smart lock on Samsung or Android devices without using PIN, Password, Pattern, or Biometric security features. Smart lock feature is less secure than Pattern lock, PIN, or Password. Let’s see the steps to enable Smart lock on Android phones and tablets.

What is Smart Lock Android?

Smart Lock is the one type of security feature on your Android or Samsung phones that allows you to automatically unlock the smartphone or tablet without entering a Password, Pattern, or PIN. If your phone runs the latest Android version (Android 13), you can only see on-body detection, trusted places, and trusted device options.

Read More: How to Hide Notification Content on Lock Screen Android

How to Enable Android Smart Lock (2023)

You can unlock your phone automatically with this Google smart lock using the below-given settings.

Enable Smart Lock Android 13 and Android 12

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap Security & privacy.

Use Smart lock on Android devices

Step 3: Tap More security settings.

How to Enable Smart Lock on Android Phones and Tablets

Step 4: Tap Smart lock.

Step 5: Confirm your screen lock to view smart lock settings.

You can see three options: On-body detection, Trusted places, and Trusted devices.

What is Smart Lock Android

Step 6: Tap any option and toggle on it to unlock your Android phone using a smart lock.

Use Smart Lock on Android 10 and Android 11

Step 1: Open the App drawer.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings app.

Google smart lock android

Step 3: Tap on Security.

What is smart lock Google

Step 4: Tap on Smart lock under the device security section.

Confirm your pattern lock or PIN, or Password to continue the process. Below is Google smart lock Android 10 available on your devices.

How to use Smart lock on Android 10

On-body detection

Android 10 Smart lock onbody detection

Keep your device unlocked while it’s on you. Turning on smart lock on-body detection is helpful to unlock phone near me, such as when holding or carrying your device. Your device will lock when it detects that it’s been set down.

Trusted Places

You can automatically add the location of places you want to unlock your phone. Make sure to turn on GPS to access trusted places.

Trusted Devices

Add your favorite device to this list to unlock your phone when nearby. Add your smartwatch, Band, and more Bluetooth devices.

Voice Match

Set up voice match in android 10 to use voice assistant

Set up voice match in Android 10 to access your assistant whenever you say “OK Google”, even if your screen is off. Also, use voice match to send messages and access your email, calendar, contacts, and more when your phone is locked.      

How to Turn Off Smart Lock Android

You can individually turn off smart lock feature or disable the smart lock using the below settings.

How to Turn Off Smart Lock Android Phones

Settings > Security & privacy > More security settings > Trusted agents > Toggle off Smart lock (Google) > Tap back button

Now, hide the smart lock options from the more security settings on your Android phone. To use a smart lock again, you need to enable it.

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Set Up Fingerprint on Android

You can add your fingerprint on the Android device using the below-given security settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings on your Android phone.

Step 2: Tap on Security and privacy.

Step 3: Tap on the Device lock.

Step 4: Tap on Fingerprint unlock.

Add fingerprint on Android 10 device

Step 5: Tap on Add fingerprint.

Step 6: Put your finger on the sensor and lift after you feel a vibration.

Step 7: Tap on Done.

And that’s it. We hope this clarifies how to enable and use Smart lock on Android phones. Do you still have any questions regarding this tutorial? Tell us in below comment box.


How do I Turn Off On Body Detection on Android?

To turn off the on-body detection on your Android stock devices, go to Settings > Security & privacy > More security settings > Smart lock > Confirm your lock screen > On-body detection > Toggle off Use On-body detection.

How do I Unlock Android Phone?

You can quickly unlock your Android phone using lock screens security like Password, PIN, Pattern, or Biometric security (Fingerprint or face unlock). If you forgot your Password, PIN, or Pattern on your Android device, reset your Android phone using recovery mode. Back up your data before factory resetting your phone.

How do I fix Smart Lock Not Working?

If you’re facing the issue of the smart lock not working, check if your phone is compatible with the Android smart lock feature. Some smart locks may not work with older Android versions or with specific models of your phone. Turn Bluetooth on and check if working. Also, turn off smart lock on Android and turn it on again and check to fix the problem.

How to Keep Phone Unlocked?

You can change the screen timeout time to 30 minutes to keep your Android phone unlocked. It will prevent your screen from turning off until reaching the timeout. To set screen timeout time on Android, go to Settings > Display > Screen timeout > Choose 30 minutes. Also, enable the screen attention feature if available on your phone. Screen attention unlocks your phone screen until you’re looking at it.

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