Smart Lock automatically unlocks the device when trusted locations (work, home) or other devices (Bluetooth® headset, NFC tag) have been detected.
A secure lock type (PIN, pattern, fingerprint, etc.) must be set up for Smart Lock to be available. Turning off the secure lock also turns off Smart Lock.
From a Home screen, navigate: Apps > Settings > Security.
These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
Tap Smart Lock.
Option not available is screen lock is set to Swipe.
Enter the current unlock method (e.g., PIN, pattern, etc.).
Select any of the following available options then follow the onscreen instructions to set up a trusted unlock:
For more info on Smart Lock (editing, removing settings, etc.), refer to the Google support page.
Set Bluetooth or NFC devices to keep your phone unlocked when that device is connected
Set locations (home, work, etc.) to keep your phone unlocked whenever you're there
Keeps your phone unlocked while you're carrying it on you (pocket, purse, etc.)