[Guide] How To Set Up Smart Lock Feature On Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Smart Lock is one of the most useful features that was introduced in Android Lollipop.   Thankfully, Samsung has also implemented it in its devices but exactly what’s this feature and how can you set it up on a Samsung device like the Note 4 or Galaxy S6/S6 Edge?

What Is Smart Lock Feature

This feature allows you to have your phone screen unlocked (no pin, no pattern, no fingerprint, etc) when you’re at home, while at work or other locations.  For example, I’ve set the default screen lock to fingerprint on my Galaxy Note 4 to keep my phone secure at work or other locations.  But when I go home, I no longer want my phone to be protected by fingerprint as it’s cumbersome.  Instead, I just want the normal swipe unlock method and here’s where the Smart Lock comes in handy.   By enabling this feature, I can pair my phone with a trusted bluetooth/NFC device, trusted voice, and trusted location.  Which means whenever I am at the right location or the phone connects with a bluetooth or NFC device such as my Smartwatch or bluetooth speakers, the phone screen lock (pin, password, fingerprint,etc…) will be replaced by swipe.  So, let’s go into the nitty gritty of Smart Lock!



The following steps are the SAME and can be applied to the following Samsung devices (Android Lollipop Build).

– Galaxy Note 5

– Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

– Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge

– Galaxy Note 4 & Note 4

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9 Responses

  1. Andrei says:

    Hi, so after you force lock it, how do you set it up so it removes the lockscreen again? Without leaving the area (trusted location). I’ve tried turning the feature off then on again, deleting and adding the location again.

    • Rawand Haidar says:

      you simply UNLOCK it once more to make it unlocked as long as being in the range. that’s really an easy step.

  2. Jared says:

    I was able to add one device (headphones) but whenever I try to add my PC it’s greyed out and says not connected. However I am able to transfer a file via BT. Any ideas?

  3. alex says:

    awesome tutorial thank you.

    going to share this out.
    why would they make it sooo difficult to do???

    • Rawand Haidar says:

      Glad you like the tutorial. thanks for sharing. I believe in writing tutorial in the easiest way I can.

  4. hmm
    only Samsung

  5. Hallo. ..habe mir den NFC Ring gekauft. ..kriege es mit meinem Samsung Galaxie 4 nicht verbunden. ..eine Idee? ? Danke für alle Infos