Since Android 5.0, Google has implemented Smart Lock features that allowing users to unlock their phone without a password, PIN, pattern, fingerprint, or facial recognition.
The phone able to stay unlocked when the phone is moving, which implies that it’s still being used. If you want to enable the feature, check out the following guide!
Before that, make sure your phone has an accelerometer. You can use an app like Sensor Box to see what sensors available on the phone.
How to Enable Smart Lock on your Android phone
1. Go to Android Settings and select Security.
2. On Device security, select Smart Lock.
3. Tap On-body detection.
4. Toggle the switcher from Off to On.
5. Tap Continue to confirm.
Some information you need to know about on-body detection
Here is a list about on-body detection, so you could decide when to use this feature.
- On-body detection can’t distinguish between you and other people
- The phone will stay unlocked as long as it senses a movement
- If there’s no movement in one minute, it will lock
- If you in car, train, or bike, it may take 5-10 minutes to lock
- On-body detection won’t work on a boat and airplane
Since on-body detection can’t distinguish you and other people, make sure no one can access your phone. Additionally, avoid storing personal (or very important) information on the phone, so it may cause less harm when the phone gets stolen.