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Pixel keeps removing Smart Lock devices

Phone Google Pixel OS Android 9 I connect my phone to my car using Bluetooth, and to use it hands free it must be unlocked. I use Smart Lock to achieve this, by adding my car as a Bluetooth device to ...
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Locking the Android UI

I'm running Android Nougat. I would like to know whether there is a way to lock the device while watching a YouTube video or doing some other critical operation so that you don't accidentally kick ...
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Smart unlock says “no devices” despite one being connected

Honor 6A, Android 7.0. Bluetooth active, smartwatch paired and connected, phone contacts and calls are visible from the smartwatch, smartwatch accepts files via Bluetooth. However, when I try to set ...
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Add Smart Lock screen security options to Amazon Fire HD 8?

Smart Lock is present in vanilla Lollipop 5.* but isn't included in Amazon Fire HD 8, which is based on Lollipop. Can Smart Lock be added/enabled on Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet devices?
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Why doesn't my “Trusted Places” work anymore in my Samsung Galaxy s7?

Since I just got an update for my Samsung Galaxy s7, my trusted places quit working. In fact, I cannot even find the setting in my settings section.
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Can I use a windows 10 computer with Bluetooth as a trusted device for Smart Lock?

I have a desktop computer with an old Bluetooth 2.0 dongle and a HP laptop with Bluetooth 4.0 that I can pair successfully to my LG G3 running stock Android 5.0, but when Secure Lock asks me if I want ...
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Android Smart Lock: Why is there no option to use WiFi?

My Android device (v. 7.1.2) offers several options to use the "Smart Lock" feature. This feature uses some rules to automatically disable the lockscreen. Available rules are: Trusted place Trusted ...
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Smart Lock on Huawei P8 lite - only bluetooth option?

I've got Huawei P8 lite with Android 6.0. I'd like to use Smart Lock and Trusted Places to unlock my device, but in the settings I can see only bluetooth unlock option, nothing more. Why? Is possible ...
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How to keep screen from turning on while unlocked?

When I get a notification from messaging apps like Snapchat, and my device is unlocked but the screen is off, the phone will not buzz but the screen will just turn on. This will happen when I am at a ...
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Smart lock not present in Security Settings

My device is listed to support Smart Lock, which bypasses the lock screen security when in a trusted environment. A saved location, bluetooth device, trusted face or voice is required to use this ...
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Manually lock device without smart lock

Since Android 5.0 there is a feature called 'Smart Lock', which allows you to access your device without entering your password, pin or pattern. It is possible to lock the device via shell by ...
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Unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone

I'm using following: Huawei Nexus 6p with Android 7.1.2 (up-to-date). ASUS Chromebook Flip with Google Chrome OS (58.0.3027.0 dev (32-bit)) (up-to-date). and I'm trying to follow: Unlock your ...
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Allow unlocking my phone with my voice, but only when I'm at home

On my Google Pixel (and presumably other modern Android devices), there is a setting called Trusted Voice: I'd like to enable this feature, since without it I can't use Google Assistant hands-free ...
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Smart Lock unreliable/not working with NFC tag?

I’ve been trying to get Smart Lock to work on my Android device (OnePlus One on Cyanogen OS 13.1.2, i. e. Android 6.0.1/“Marshmallow”). I’ve configured an NFC tag as a trusted device and want to ...
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Smart Lock, and multi-factor authentication?

I am using Marshmallow, and I use the built-in encryption mechanism. Typing my password every time the screen locks is a pain. I would like to leverage Smart Lock to have the following ideal ...
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Front camera not working after a while, issue with Smart Lock

This is basically the same issue as described here: Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5) Im running Marshmallow on a Nexus 5. So yesterday i enabled password ...
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Is it possible to require “initial unlock” for smart lock

Is it possible to enforce initial unlock while using smart lock? For example, I'm using smart unlock with "Trusted places" and I would prefer it didn't automatically unlock when I get in range of my ...
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How to enable Face Unlock on Samsung Note 3

For some reason, the Note 3 doesn't have the Face Unlock feature listed under Smart Lock (see screenshots below). Click on image to enlarge Do I have to download the APKs seperately?
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Make the phone always-listening to “OK Google” with fingerprint sensor on Nexus 5X

I have a Nexus 5X running Android 6 Marshmallow, and I want "OK Google" trained to my voice to work when the device is on but the screen is off. I also use fingerprint scanner for "smart lock"/screen ...
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Can't find Smart Lock on Huawei Y6 on Lollipop 5.1.1

My phone is Huawei Y6. I already have a pin lock. Enabled Smart Lock (Google) in Trusted Agents. But I still can't find Smart Lock feature anywhere.
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How much (Idle) time is needed for “Doze” to get activated ? (Android 6- Marshmallow)

Consider a device that was left on a table, unplugged, and no movement. After sometime, the screen turns off, and the screen lock may (or may not) be auto activated, according to lock and smart lock ...
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Does smart lock check all active verification methods or only one of them?

I've recently started using smart lock. I've enabled two features: a trusted place and a trusted face. I cannot understand if in this case both of these mechanisms should pass to unlock the device or ...
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Smart Lock Timeout

With my MotoX (pre-Lolipop) I could unlock my phone via the Motorola Skip app and a trusted NFC device. Post-Lolipop, the Skip app no longer works, but the NFC unlocking is now built in. The ...
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Lollipop screen not locking, even after removing smart lock etc

Since I played around with smart lock, my device just does not lock anymore. I disabled smart lock, I cleared all credentials, I removed device administrators, accessibility accesses (Lastpass). ...
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Show sensitive notification content when at trusted place

I have been trying to get sensitive notification content to only show when at a trusted location (android 5.1.1), however my attempts have so far been unsuccessful. Is this possible to accomplish ...
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How does the smart lock feature on Android define a trusted device?

The smart lock feature on Android allows someone to set a Bluetooth device as "trusted" which makes it easy to unlock. See for example: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6093922 I tried to add ...
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Smart Lock not working, is it due to Outlook?

I have a Nexus 6 with Android 5.1, kernel version 3.10.40-geec2459, build number LMY47D. When I first started using the Nexus 6, Smart Lock worked. After a while it stopped working. If I open the ...
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How to use a paired bluetooth device as Smart Lock trusted device?

I am interested in using my Nexus Player (or other bluetooth device) as a Smart Lock trusted device for my phone. My goal was to be able to unlock my device without needing my usual pin while sitting ...
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Android Security Automatically lock

I'm using a Moto X (2nd Gen.) with Android 5.0 and I'm trying to utilize Smart Lock by setting the option in Settings → Security → Automatically lock to: 5 seconds after sleep, except when kept ...
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Smart lock not working anymore with trusted places

I have used smart lock with trusted places since it arrived and it has been working fine. Without any noticable changes, it has stopped working. My location shows in maps as exactly where I am, but ...
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Avoid opening Play Store after NFC scan for unlocking with Smart Lock

I want to use the Smart Lock feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop together with NFC. I've configured it and it works well, but my problem is, that after scanning the NFC Tag (and also after unlocking the ...
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Intent to select Android Security Screen Lock type

The Screen Lock on Android phones has been a point of contention for me for years. The only alternative I've discovered is to us a Tasker plugin called Secure Settings, which has an option to enter a ...
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Trusted places not present under Smart lock in Nexus 5 (Android 5.0 lollipop)

I have just updated to Lollipop on my Nexus 5 and can't see "Trusted Places". I use "Trusted Device" which works pretty well, but I would like to use "Trusted Places" at work. However, it is not there....
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Lollipop's Trusted Face can be bypassed by camera

I have enabled Trusted face, also it comes with pattern lock if face is not recognized. But it has a flaw, anyone can unlock the phone with camera/phone call shortcut on lock screen. As shown in ...
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Nexus 4 Smart Lock Trusted Places is not there!

I have just updated to Lollipop on my Nexus 4 and can't see "Trusted Places". I use "Trusted Face" which works pretty well, but I would like to use "Trusted Places" at work. However, it is not there. ...
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Why can't I use my Fitbit for Smart Lock?

I just updated my Nexus 5 to Lollipop, and the feature I'm most anticipating is Smart Lock — the ability to keep my phone unlocked when it's near me but still have strong protection if lost or stolen. ...