1. mushie143's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy S4 and have set up the phone as a trusted device with my cars Bluetooth. However the phone still locks itself when I am in the car and prevents me from using my cars telephone system until I unlock my S4. Has anyone encountered this before? Anyone have a fix? Suggestions? Is there a way to stop the phone from locking itself? TIA :-)
    02-28-2016 10:45 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just to be sure--go to Settings>Security>Trust Agents​. Is Smart Lock turned on?
    02-28-2016 10:07 PM
  3. mushie143's Avatar
    Smart Lock (Google) is turned on. Should there be something else there?
    02-29-2016 08:18 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, that's all that should be turned on. Does the phone remember the car's Bluetooth connection, or do you have to re-connect it every time?
    02-29-2016 11:56 AM
  5. mushie143's Avatar
    Yes, the BT connects automatically and the BT as a Trusted Device shows as connected.
    02-29-2016 09:44 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does the phone have any sort of lock feature that prevents you from using it while driving?
    03-01-2016 02:55 AM
  7. mushie143's Avatar
    Yes, my S4 locks automatically which prevents me from using the BT in the car. When the S4 locks, the car phone system tells me there is an error & to check my phone. I couldn't find a way to stop it from auto locking, the only thing I found was to add it as a the trusted device. I have even tried making sure that they phone is unlocked when I get in my car, which works, until it auto locks and I am not able to dial out from my car keypad.
    03-01-2016 08:31 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What I'm trying to determine is if the phone has some sort of Driving Mode that locks the phone if it assumes you're driving (or if you've turned on the Driving Mode). A similar question was asked about the S3 here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ving-mode.html

    Here's another thread about the topic, which unfortunately does not have a resolution: https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/814198
    03-01-2016 12:18 PM
  9. mushie143's Avatar
    I don't have Driving mode. I do have a hands free mode but that is turned off
    03-01-2016 06:06 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You could try Delayed Lock, which I think was mentioned in one of those links.
    03-01-2016 07:38 PM
  11. mushie143's Avatar
    I will look into the delayed lock. Thank you for all your help. :-)
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    03-03-2016 08:43 AM

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