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  1. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    This is such a great feature. Find it in settings, then lock screen security, then smart lock.

    In a nutshell it will keep your phone unlocked in places you trust.

    For me, I have my work address setup so now I never have to unlock my phone while im in the office. Also setup to link to my car's wifi so whenever I am in my car I don't have to unlock my phone which gets annoying.

    AMAZING.
    05-04-2017 06:10 PM
  2. gernerttl's Avatar
    Glad your loving it. It does come in handy. Just be careful. That means other people don't have to worry about it too. I'm not talking about your co-workers; you trust them enough to be comfortable with it. I'm talking about visitors who don't work in your office and you don't know very well or not at all.
    05-04-2017 06:25 PM
  3. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    Yeah I completely agree. I was going to have my house setup but you never know! Work is a safe place for me. I work in a secured facility cameras everywhere. So work and car is perfect for me. So sweet. PS iphone lover for 5 years saw my phone said iphone is the best and my phone is whack. Handed it over to her, she wouldn't give it back to me. Next day she got orchid gray. #converted #didnteventrytoexplain
    05-04-2017 06:29 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yep been using it for a long time now -- it is pretty awesome . Works well for at work / in the car.
    05-04-2017 06:32 PM
  5. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    How do I become a Trusted Member or leader? lol. I have been providing help, advice for so long. Let me in. K thanks. lol.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-04-2017 06:36 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    How do I become a Trusted Member or leader? lol. I have been providing help, advice for so long. Let me in. K thanks. lol.
    Well you can't be Mod Team Lead .. that is my job !! :P.

    See here -- http://forums.androidcentral.com/vol...ml#post5715214 .
    05-04-2017 06:51 PM
  7. shaneontherocks's Avatar
    Oppsie. haha...Ok thanks!
    05-04-2017 06:53 PM
  8. skinnytoo201's Avatar
    Been using smartlock for years. One of the best little known features ever!!
    shaneontherocks and prissysox like this.
    05-04-2017 06:54 PM
  9. theelite1x87's Avatar
    I love the idea of smart Lock but it's not working right for many people with S8s. There was another thread going last week about it. Google has acknowledged the issue and is working on it.
    05-04-2017 07:21 PM
  10. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    AGREED. Love it with my Gear S3.
    05-04-2017 07:32 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    I love the idea of smart Lock but it's not working right for many people with S8s. There was another thread going last week about it. Google has acknowledged the issue and is working on it.
    Correction, it's not just the S8, the issue is General, that's why Google is already working on a fix.
    05-04-2017 07:33 PM
  12. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Didn't realize it was more widespread. That should mean a fix will be here sooner rather than later
    05-04-2017 07:38 PM
  13. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i use it to keep the phone unlocked while it is in range of my gear S2, so far it works pretty well.
    05-04-2017 07:39 PM
  14. erasat's Avatar
    Didn't realize it was more widespread. That should mean a fix will be here sooner rather than later
    My location smart lock has been working great today, but for the past couple of days had been hit or miss.
    DWS44 likes this.
    05-04-2017 07:46 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I never use smart lock. I want my device secured at all times. I have precious banking apps I don't need anybody else monkeying around with.
    dejanh likes this.
    05-04-2017 07:57 PM
  16. prissysox's Avatar
    Smart Lock is great. Been using it for years as well. Have home, car and watch set up. I haven't seen an issue with it though.
    05-04-2017 08:13 PM
  17. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    I never use smart lock. I want my device secured at all times. I have precious banking apps I don't need anybody else monkeying around with.
    i get that but i keep those in my secure folder.
    shaneontherocks likes this.
    05-04-2017 08:22 PM
  18. DWS44's Avatar
    My location smart lock has been working great today, but for the past couple of days had been hit or miss.
    Yeah...mine has been hit or miss as well.
    05-04-2017 08:29 PM
  19. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    i get that but i keep those in my secure folder.
    I keep the pictures my GF sends me in my secure folder.

    But I don't like the thought of just anyone getting into my phone when it's unlocked. I get that people want ease of access in trusted locations, but it only takes a second to unlock your device with a fingerprint, face, or iris scanner.
    05-04-2017 09:40 PM
  20. jeffmd's Avatar
    Smart lock isn't a new feature. -_-
    05-04-2017 10:23 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Smart lock isn't a new feature. -_-
    It is for someone who is used to iPhone .
    Law2138, ol_jackburton and DWS44 like this.
    05-04-2017 11:05 PM
  22. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I tried using the feature on my previous phone the s7 edge and it was hit and miss wether it'd work.

    I read somewhere a person dropped extra pins on google maps to improve accuracy.

    I'm also not sure how much extra resources and battery this feature uses.
    05-05-2017 12:08 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    I tried using the feature on my previous phone the s7 edge and it was hit and miss wether it'd work.

    I read somewhere a person dropped extra pins on google maps to improve accuracy.

    I'm also not sure how much extra resources and battery this feature uses.
    I haven't noticed any extra drain. It doesn't use GPS constantly to watch .. just periodic checks. That is why if I get home and it hasn't seen I'm home yet I do something to ping GPS and it'll notice.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    05-05-2017 12:16 AM
  24. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Well you can't be Mod Team Lead .. that is my job !! :P.

    See here -- http://forums.androidcentral.com/vol...ml#post5715214 .
    I got an email about being trusted member but thought it was spam email. It's it legit?
    05-05-2017 05:07 AM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    I got an email about being trusted member but thought it was spam email. It's it legit?
    Yep. Trusted Members are a thing. Visiting that link to apply and visit the link (below) to see what a Trusted Member / Ambassador / Mod / etc. is all about .

    Volunteer Hub
    05-05-2017 09:10 AM
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