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, password, 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 icon > Settings > Security.
Tap Smart Lock (located at the bottom; may require scrolling).
Enter the current unlock method (e.g., PIN, pattern, etc.).
Select any of the following available options then follow the onscreen prompts 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 using voice recognition.
Keeps your phone unlocked while you're carrying it on you (pocket, purse, etc.).