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Did you know that you can set your phone to unlock at trusted places?

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    Default Did you know that you can set your phone to unlock at trusted places?

    Yes, you can set your Android phone to automatically unlock at trusted places and thereby save your time from the hassle of putting your password or passcode everywhere. The phones GPS sensor makes this possible.

    The 'smart lock' feature can be activated from security option in setting menu. The facility is available for Android 5.0 and above, but Android 4.4.4 Kitkat users can install smart lock facility through play store. The smart lock feature actually bypasses your password or passcode at trusted places like your home, office etc.

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    Did not kknow this but it could be useful in the future.

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    I have never heard about this type of functionality in an android phone. However as you are saying this, I will try this for sure on my mobile phone. But I am sure it will not be useful for me. I have to keep GPS sensor ON all time. It will consume battery and making the battery life short.

    It's an amazing feature but not good for people want their mobile's battery to last long. However, it will be very useful for people, don't have time to unlock their mobile. Just want to sue it instantly and still want to have the password on it for protection.

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    I was not aware of any such function in my Android phone, till now. Thanks for sharing it with us my friend, and I will definitely look into it. Anyways, I would like to know are there any drawbacks with it?

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    My android is so low, I know it doesn't have this feature, but I'll surely pass on this information to my friends I'm sure they will find it very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waqsi View Post
    I was not aware of any such function in my Android phone, till now. Thanks for sharing it with us my friend, and I will definitely look into it. Anyways, I would like to know are there any drawbacks with it?
    I think there is no major drawback as far as the handset is safe with you. No vulnerabilities have been reported till now. But as mentioned by @rizwanramzan keeping the GPS on could cost you on the battery power and data package. It would be useful for those busy people who hardly find time to unlock their phone. I think it is of no use to an average user of Android. However, it is a nice added facility in Android which you can try.

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    To me that's just another gimmick really that doesn't really make much difference in how people use their device. How long does it tack to unlock a device anyway? 1 or 2 seconds for most people so even if I had the feature I wouldn't use it anyway, and I think that could be said for a lot of others also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    To me that's just another gimmick really that doesn't really make much difference in how people use their device. How long does it tack to unlock a device anyway? 1 or 2 seconds for most people so even if I had the feature I wouldn't use it anyway, and I think that could be said for a lot of others also.
    I agree with you to a great extent. I too think it is not going to make any difference, but it is only an addition to the list of features it offers. Unlocking should be immediate as soon as the system identifies the location. I think it would differ based on the signal strength. It could be helpful for those who use more than one device simultaneously. In that case locking and unlocking could be a headache. However, I would not go for it as it uses my data and battery power. It is not a very user friendly feature I think.

    But I am sure it will appear in the list of features of these phones to attract customer.

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