How to Build Trusted Locations in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Smart Lock in Android Lollipop already has trusted face and trusted devices, and now it gets an all new feature dubbed trusted places.

If you are a smartphone owner, you know how annoying it is to have to constantly lock and unlock your device. However a new feature in Android 5.0 aka Lollipop, helps to ensure that you don’t have to unlock your device many times when you are in a trusted place.

Smart Lock in Android Lollipop already has trusted face and trusted devices, and now it gets an all new feature dubbed trusted places. Basically, you choose a trusted place, and your smartphone will remain unlocked when you are in that specific area. Needless to say, you will have to keep your Location service enabled.

Setup Trusted Locations on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Setup Trusted Locations on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Using a PIN code or pattern to protect your device makes a large amount of sense to prevent other users to apply your device, but it’s annoying either as you’ve to enter PIN or swipe the pattern everytime for you to do something in your device. You have to thanks to the newer version of Android that enables you automatically turn off this security layer when you’re at home or the office or anywhere else you go more often. In this tutorial, we will learn how easily we can setup Trusted Locations on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

To begin with, you need to get your preferred method of security protection in position on your device – the choices we are looking at here won’t appear unless you have set up some kind of lock screen, first go through Settings->Security and set up PIN or Pattern Lock to protect your device. You can access the different options as well as configure trusted locations in the Security page of Settings.

Setup Trusted Locations on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Tap the choice out there called Smart Lock to begin the entire process of setting up a trusted location. You’ll be asked to enter your PIN to confirm that you are authorized to make changes in your device, then the new setting screen offers three different choices covering devices (security is disabled whenever a Bluetooth device is detected), faces (where your device automatically recognises what you are) and places (the one we’re covering here).

Add Trusted places

Add Trusted places

Tap Trusted places and you’ll see your home and work locations appear as options. If these locations aren’t showing, you can go to Google Maps to include so. To activate either area, toggle the switch. Based on the Google, says it uses an accuracy level of 100m (don’t you think it’s little wide) when you’re by using this feature, so keep that in your thoughts.

Select Add trusted place if you want to then add other places rather than your home or work address. You’ll be taken to a map that shows your present location, just drag the pin towards the desired place or may use search bar to find the location you need to add as trusted one.

You’re done, Now you will notice your system is unlocked if you are in Office, Home or Placed you go more often.

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