SMART LOCK Posts on XDA

XDA Basics: What is Google Smart Lock and How does it work?

Have you ever seen somebody pick up their Android phone and have it unlock without a passcode, but when you try it, there's a security measure in place? Well, Google Smart Lock is a feature that can be responsible for such behavior. While not the most secure way to protect your device and its contents, it...

Google rebrands Smart Lock as Pixel Presence for many in Android Q beta 4

Smart Lock is a feature in Google Play Services that helps you quickly unlock your phone by detecting whether the phone is on you (on-body detection), whether the phone is in a trusted location (trusted places), whether the phone is connected to a trusted Bluetooth accessory (trusted devices), whether the phone recognizes your face (trusted...

[Update: It’s back] After months of inconsistency, Trusted Places is disappearing from Smart Lock

Smart Lock is Google's system for providing you with ways to disable and enable your lock screen dynamically under certain conditions. It was added in Android 5.0 Lollipop. You can have it detect when your phone is on your person or when it's connected to a certain Bluetooth device and automatically disable the lock screen....

How to Enable a Location-based Smart Lock Feature on Huawei/Honor Devices Running EMUI

If you've never owned a Huawei or Honor device, then you're probably looking at the title and going "huh?" After all, Smart Lock is a feature introduced back in Android 5.0 Lollipop to make it easier to quickly access your device under certain conditions such as location, when connected to certain devices, while in your...