If you are using an Android smartphone, you can set your mobile phone in a few simple steps so that it is more convenient to use. For example, you can set your phone to automatically lock or unlock itself under certain circumstances. We explain how to do this in the following text and in the video.
Unlocking the phone screen can be annoying in some situations. Especially when you have to unlock the phone several times in a very short time. IOS and Android devices now offer unlocking not only with fingerprint sensors, but also with facial recognition. However, the software is not always reliable.
An alternative is Android’s smart lock function, which uses different sensors to determine its surroundings. This means that your mobile phone stays unlocked or detects if someone else is using your smartphone and locks itself automatically.
Conveniently unlock your Android smartphone: This is how the Smart-Lock function works
To activate Smart Lock, follow these steps – in our example on a Samsung device:
- First set up a secure lock method for your device under Device Security in Settings.
- Then the menu item “Unlock Effect” changes to “Secure lock settings”. Click on the point.
- Select “Smart Lock” and enter your PIN code to authorize the function on your mobile phone.
- You are now in the Smart Lock menu. Here you can access the following options:
reliable devices: You classify one or more devices as ‘Trustworthy’. If the smartphone is close to these devices, it will automatically unlock with Smart Lock.
Trustworthy places: You choose a location where the phone is always on.
reliable sound: Your phone can use voice recognition to determine if you are using it.
Getting to know how to wear clothesBy recognizing certain movement patterns, Smart Lock learns whether or not you are currently carrying your mobile phone with you. Your phone will then be automatically unlocked accordingly.
But the Smart-Lock feature cannot only be used on Samsung devices. Since it is part of Android, it can be found in the settings of most devices – just search for “Smart Lock”.
In addition to the smart lock function, Android devices offer many other practical features that are often lost in the abundance of functions. We will introduce you to five of them in this article: Android: Cool Features You Should Know.
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