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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