Setting up Smart Lock

Use Smart Lock as an alternative way to unlock your phone, in the event you forget your password, PIN, or pattern. Set Smart Lock to unlock your phone when the phone recognizes your face or voice.

You can also set it to keep your phone unlocked in certain situations, such as when the phone is with you and you're in a trusted location.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings > Security & location.
  2. Tap Smart Lock.
    Important: You need to have a screen lock set up before you can use Smart Lock. If you haven't set up a screen lock, tap Screen lock. This will be your alternate screen lock method.
  3. Confirm your screen lock.
  4. Choose whether to unlock your phone through voice or facial recognition, or keep the phone unlocked when:
    • You're carrying the phone
    • You're in a trusted location such as your home or office
    • The phone is connected to a trusted device such as your Bluetooth watch or car system
  5. Follow the onscreen instructions, and then press to return to the Security & location screen.
  6. Under Device security, tap Settings icon to the right of Screen lock, tap Automatically lock, and then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.
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