How to use Smart Lock to keep my device unlocked?
- Android™ 13
- Android 12
- Android 11
- Android 10
The Smart Lock feature unlocks your device automatically in certain situations. You can set your device to unlock, for example, when it's connected to a Bluetooth® device or carrying it with you.
To prepare your device to unlock automatically, perform the following steps:
- Make sure you have an active Internet connection, preferably a Wi-Fi® connection to limit data traffic charges
- Make sure that all your apps are updated using the Play Store™ application to ensure that the Google Play™ services app is updated. An up-to-date Google Play™ services app lets you use the latest Smart Lock features.
- Enable Smart Lock
- Set when you want your device to unlock automatically by selecting a Smart Lock type
Smart Lock types
- On-body detection - Keeps your device unlocked when you're carrying it.
- Trusted places - Keeps your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location.
- Trusted devices - Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth device is connected.
Enable Smart Lock
- Make sure you've set a pattern, PIN, or password for your screen lock.
- Find and tap Settings → Security → Trust agents.
- Drag the slider beside Smart Lock (Google) to the right.
- Tap the back arrow next to Trust agents.
- Find and tap Smart Lock.
- Enter your pattern, PIN, or password. You must enter this screen lock whenever you want to change your Smart Lock settings.
- Select a Smart Lock type and follow the on-screen instructions to enable it.
- The Smart Lock feature may not be available in every market, country, or region. Also, remember that Smart Lock as a security feature is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password.
- Google™ develops the Smart Lock feature, and the exact functionality may change over time due to updates from Google.