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Some forums state the risk for the WiFi network to be spoofed. I don't understand how the risk is different: an attacker could spoof a Bluetooth device as well. The risk is different. It's not possible to spoof a paired Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth peripheral and the phone exchange keys as part of the pairing process, so both of them can securely ...


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I tried what you're saying a few times, and after you close the camera, you're back on the lock screen. Unless you were actually looking at the phone, it recognized your face and it unlocked itself milliseconds before opening the camera. You can notice that the "symbol" in the middle goes from that of a person to that of an unlocked lock when it recognizes ...


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According to the answer by Michael Roland on same problem on SO, Play Store opening up after scanning a tag is a clear indication that the tags contain an Android Application Record (AAR). A tag containing an AAR will only start the app referenced in the AAR or will open that app's Play Store page. In order to re-use the tags, you should first format ...


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Sometimes you have to activate the Trust Agent: Settings -> Security -> Trust Agents -> enable Smart Lock


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Bluetooth Low Energy devices can be used for Smart Lock, but they need to be paired at OS level and it seems that the Fitbit uses some kind of pseudo-pairing at app level. From the Fitbit manual: Unlike standard Bluetooth devices, like headsets, your Fitbit tracker will be set up directly through the Fitbit app and not through your Android device's ...


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I managed to "trick" it into connecting by sending a file from one device to another. Then it becomes available to add as a trusted device. So I think you need to be actively doing something with the intended device in order for it to be "connected" Your car does this because your car expects to receive data from your phone. Maybe you can use bluetooth to ...


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Just as Kushtrim mentioned, I also suspect that it's due to "Trusted face": maybe it's too sensitive, or the face you provided is.. still too general that everyone's face is detected as yours. Some suggestions that I could think of: Turn off "Trusted face". It's an obvious solution, but you cannot enjoy this new feature. Improve the "Trusted face" ...


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In order for a Bluetooth device to work with smartlock, it needs to be constantly connected while it's within range of your phone. Dedicated smart watches, Bluetooth speakers, and your cars Bluetooth are constantly connected to your phone to pass data (calls, texts, music, notifications). For a lack of better term, the Bluetooth connectivity is "active" (...


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What you ask would certainly be possible, but it should be restricted to when a device is connected to a Wi-Fi network using sufficient security, i.e. WPA2 authentication/encryption. Probably it was left out because it would be hard to communicate to a non-technical user why they could use certain Wi-Fi networks for authentication but not others. In ...


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Lollipop does not appear to allow Bluetooth Low Energy devices to be used for Smart Lock. I believe that Fitbits are devices of this type. I have a similar issue with one of Fitbit's rivals - I've successfully set up Smart Lock with "normal" Bluetooth devices such as a speaker in my kitchen - i.e. ones that show a connection in the bluetooth settings - but ...


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From an article on Android Police, If you're on a Lollipop device and aren't seeing this yet, you can manually install the –438* build of Play Services 6.5 from APKMirror. (Emphasis mine) * The -438 build is for Nexus 5 on Lollipop. The new "Trusted places" feature is available starting from Google Play services 6.5.85. You might want to check the ...


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First part of your question "Firstly, let's assume its locked, how much time is required for Doze, working to save power?" Idle time is not specified by Google and I guess this is implemented differently by OEMs Quoting from Google documentation Optimising for Doze and stand by (emphasis added) If a user leaves a device unplugged and stationary for a ...


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It might have something to do with this issue: Issue #79735: Smart lock feature (trusted face/device) not working when screen is turned off using software screen off command (DevicePolicyManager.lockNow) In short: Smart lock breaks when any app uses "soft power off", i.e. your screen is turned off by an app or in any way except the hardware button or a ...


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Smart Lock can be re-enabled by activating it in Settings → Security → Trust agents → Smart Lock (Google)   


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Under Security and under Smart Lock, go to Trusted voice and check the option that says Always on. That's how I got "OK Google" to work when my phone is locked. I use the fingerprint lock as well.


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You can use Screen pinning. That way only YouTube (or any app) pinned on the screen will be visible, and you won't by mistake start another app. Settings -> Security -> Screen pinning. Set it to On.


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There is some evidence suggesting it can be done, however only devices that are currently connected and in range can be enabled, so make sure you're connected to the device you want to use i.e Windows 10 Device-to-device e.g tablet, PC (as opposed to device-to-peripheral e.g smartwatch ) connections only remain established during the time of need such as ...


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If you lock the device as an administrator this will require a manual unlock, and in fact will not accept fingerprints either. This is not root, whatever app you are doing this from just has to be on the administrator list and has to execute the lock screen command rather than just a button press. I'm not sure if you can do this direct from shell or not, ...


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This is a known issue, https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/phone-by-google/DyxZwJpsOwY & https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/62268615. In addition, the NFC Smart Lock feature has been removed from 7.1.2 (I think that was it) and is still gone in Android 8.0.0 Oreo.


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I had issues with my nexus 5 front camera not working randomly (switching to front camera would give a blank screen). wiping cache fixed it. I suggest you try it.


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Smart Lock will unlock your device if any of the trusted places/faces/devices/etc. are found. Configuring multiple verification methods does not mean that you have to match all of them. You should be able to unlock your device with just your face without being in your trusted place. You can also unlock it by being in your trusted place and not showing it ...


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Yes, with Tasker and AutoNotifications Instructions to Tasker: Click the "+" Symbol Select Event --> UI --> Notification Tasker Action - Dismiss notification You need to play around with this and it should work... Kudos


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I've got a fitbit HR and I've found smart unlock is available after I changed the "enable notification widget" setting in the call notification menu to on. This burns more battery but it's a trade off I'll gladly take for not having to enter a pin every time I open my phone.


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I was able to pair my Fitbit Surge with my phone, but I have only had it work with Smart Lock when Fitbit was running on my phone. Once I close the app, I have to start entering my code again. UPDATE! - I discovered that my watch has an option for Bluetooth (Classic). I synced my phone to Surge (Classic) and I can now unlock my phone at anytime while ...


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