05-26-2018 12:51 PM
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  1. Moo Cow's Avatar
    I use Smart Lock, and I like Trusted Location, which keeps the phone unlocked when I am at home.

    Except suddenly, it is no longer an option under Smart Lock. All the others are there, such as face unlock, and unlocked while on the body, but trusted location is gone.

    Any idea what happened here or how to fix it? I don't do anything to my phones other than update when Verizon pushes them. Literally it just seemed to have vanished overnight.
    05-22-2018 09:30 PM
  2. jroo05's Avatar
    Same here
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    05-22-2018 09:35 PM
  3. thunderup's Avatar
    Sure enough, the option is missing for me, too. If I had to wager a guess, I would say it was probably removed by Google Play Services. I'm pretty sure smart lock location was tied to that and it wasn't an OS update that removed it.
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    05-22-2018 09:58 PM
  4. DMP89145's Avatar
    Damn... I just checked myself... You're right.
    Attached Thumbnails Smart Lock's Trusted Location option is gone (UPD: It's back)-screenshot_20180522-200146.jpg  
    Moo Cow likes this.
    05-22-2018 10:04 PM
  5. NMCynthia's Avatar
    Well, that explaines why I had to enter my pin number 3 times today! I was wondering what was going on ... what gives???
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    05-22-2018 10:44 PM
  6. TraderGary's Avatar
    Why would Google remove "places"? Yes, it explains why I was being asked for a PIN at home and I just picked up the phone and used the fingerprint reader without thinking.
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    05-23-2018 12:18 AM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Very odd. Maybe some security flaw they found with it so they removed it for now ?
    05-23-2018 12:40 AM
  8. Devhux's Avatar
    It's been so buggy for me that I'm not surprised, but still surprising to see it vanish like another one of their failed apps.
    05-23-2018 01:08 AM
  9. Moo Cow's Avatar
    Very odd. Maybe some security flaw they found with it so they removed it for now ?
    The only thing that updated for me in the Play Store in the last 24 hours was the Google app itself. Updated 5-21-18, to 8.3.14.21.arm64. I have no idea if it is even connected to my issue; I just know that's the only Google thing that updated before this issue arose.

    If they had a reason that led them to remove it, I guess I would have liked to know why so I am not sitting here wondering if my phone broke itself, and rebooting it several times for no reason.
    05-23-2018 01:21 AM
  10. GSDer's Avatar
    I rolled the Google app back to 7.24.34.21.arm64 but there was no change in the Smart Lock options - Trusted Location is still missing.
    05-23-2018 01:33 AM
  11. Moo Cow's Avatar
    I rolled the Google app back to 7.24.34.21.arm64 but there was no change in the Smart Lock options - Trusted Location is still missing.
    Well, that proves my one shot-in-the-dark theory is wrong, as I figured it would be. I appreciate you checking into it.
    05-23-2018 01:41 AM
  12. wuu7's Avatar
    I use Smart Lock, and I like Trusted Location, which keeps the phone unlocked when I am at home.

    Except suddenly, it is no longer an option under Smart Lock. All the others are there, such as face unlock, and unlocked while on the body, but trusted location is gone.

    Any idea what happened here or how to fix it? I don't do anything to my phones other than update when Verizon pushes them. Literally it just seemed to have vanished overnight.
    Hi, did you install bitdefender app? This is only one application I did install, and after that Trusted Location dissapeared...
    05-23-2018 04:18 AM
  13. tsanchai's Avatar
    Same here
    05-23-2018 04:34 AM
  14. Discy's Avatar
    Same here (EU - Netherlands) so has nothing to do with your service provider.
    05-23-2018 05:23 AM
  15. tsanchai's Avatar
    Same here on my Galaxy Note 8 running Android 8. I am from Bangkok, Thailand, and this has nothing to do with service provider
    05-23-2018 05:33 AM
  16. tsanchai's Avatar
    This problem happen with Google Play Services version 12.6.85 updated on May 22, 2018. Downgrade to prior version is not possible. Only thing is to uninstall Google Play Services and go back to original version that come with Android 8,reboot, then Trusted Place will come back.

    But Google Play Services will update itself, and then Trusted Zplacecwill then go away again. We are rely on Google’s mercy to enable it in future release on Google Play Services
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    05-23-2018 05:54 AM
  17. MsMicaW's Avatar
    Same here, came into work that I had marked as a trusted location and it's gone. It was working at home last night!
    05-23-2018 06:41 AM
  18. amberseattle's Avatar
    mine is gone too. grrr. I've been uninstalling and resetting my phone all morning. what should we do now? try an app?
    05-23-2018 08:59 AM
  19. Moo Cow's Avatar
    I was informed of the below article URL at the official Google boards. It isn't an official Google answer, just from another user there, but the article links to a story the site published 13 months earlier on the topic and how issues were happening even then.

    It is what it is, I guess, but I wish we would have been told in advance and/or when it happened, and not found out in this fashion.

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/0...t-lock-option/
    05-23-2018 09:39 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    The only thing that updated for me in the Play Store in the last 24 hours was the Google app itself. Updated 5-21-18, to 8.3.14.21.arm64. I have no idea if it is even connected to my issue; I just know that's the only Google thing that updated before this issue arose.

    If they had a reason that led them to remove it, I guess I would have liked to know why so I am not sitting here wondering if my phone broke itself, and rebooting it several times for no reason.
    Yeah sometimes companies like Google/Apple are bad at communication for things like this. That is why posting here (like you did) helps since we can now all see that we are seeing it gone so it must have been intentional (or some massive bug with the latest update they pushed).
    05-23-2018 10:09 AM
  21. ptkelly's Avatar
    The term "beta" appears to have no meaning to some. I'm happily using Android P beta, no significant problems, and not having my phone unlocked in "trusted places" sure isn't a deal breaker.

    For that that it is, go back to Android O and wait for Android P.
    05-23-2018 10:51 AM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The term "beta" appears to have no meaning to some. I'm happily using Android P beta, no significant problems, and not having my phone unlocked in "trusted places" sure isn't a deal breaker.

    For that that it is, go back to Android O and wait for Android P.
    The Trusted Places issue is not related to P from what I'm reading here. It isn't a deal breaker for me either since I don't use it, however that does not negate it's importance to others.
    05-23-2018 11:28 AM
  23. cbreze's Avatar
    I like it, very convenient, but a deal breaker? Not.
    Likin' "P" even with a qwerk or two it is very smooth and the better battery life more than makes up for this issue anyway. They will get it ironed out.
    05-23-2018 11:33 AM
  24. tsanchai's Avatar
    Trusted Places is used b6 me. Like to see it’s back
    05-23-2018 11:52 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    The term "beta" appears to have no meaning to some. I'm happily using Android P beta, no significant problems, and not having my phone unlocked in "trusted places" sure isn't a deal breaker.

    For that that it is, go back to Android O and wait for Android P.
    While you may be right in some circumstances ... This isn't just an Android P thing.

    Assuming isn't always the best route to go when trying to scold people for something .

    As you can see @DMP89145 (in this same thread) showed it is gone on Android O ... https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...=1#post6249934.
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    05-23-2018 01:11 PM
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