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    Unlocking your device automatically

    Arrow left Xperia XA Ultra Dual SIM support overview

    The Smart Lock feature lets you set your device to unlock automatically in certain situations, for example, when connected to a Bluetooth® device or when carrying it with you. When Smart Lock is enabled you still need to unlock your device manually after restarting, and after leaving the device inactive for 4 hours.

    Choose from the following Smart Lock settings:

    • On-body detection: Keep your device unlocked when carrying it with you.
    • Trusted places: Keep your device unlocked when in a familiar, secure location, such as your home.
    • Trusted devices: Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth® or NFC device is connected.
    • Trusted face: Unlock your device by looking at it.
    • Trusted voice: Use voice recognition to unlock your device from the lock screen or while it’s charging, and activate Google™.

    Note

    The Smart Lock feature is developed by Google™, so its functionality may be changed or updated over time. Furthermore the feature may not be available in every market, country or region.

    To enable Smart Lock

    1. Set a pattern, PIN or password as a screen lock if you have not already done so.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Trust agents.
    4. Tap the Smart Lock (Google) slider to enable the function.
    5. Tap the back arrow next to Trust agents.
    6. Find and tap Smart Lock.
    7. Enter your pattern, PIN or password. You need to enter these credentials whenever you want to change your Smart Lock settings.
    8. Select a Smart Lock type.

    To set up or remove trusted face

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted face.
    3. Tap SET UP > NEXT. Follow the instructions on your device, then tap FINISHED.
    4. To remove a trusted face, tap Remove trusted face > REMOVE.

    Tip

    For enhanced accuracy, tap Trusted face > Improve face-matching.

    To set up trusted voice

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted voice.
    3. Follow the instructions on your device.

    Keeping your device unlocked while you’re carrying it

    Using the On-body detection feature, you can keep your device unlocked while you're carrying it in your hand or in a pocket or bag. The accelerometer in your device keeps your device unlocked while it senses that it's being carried. The device locks when the accelerometer detects that the device has been put down.

    When you use the On-body detection feature, you need to be aware of the following behaviours:

    • Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer being carried, it locks automatically.
    • The device can take up to one minute to lock.
    • After you get into a car, bus, train or other land vehicle, your device can take between 5 and 10 minutes to lock.
    • Note that when you get on an airplane or a boat (or another non-land based vehicle), your device may not lock automatically, so make sure to lock it manually if needed.
    • When you pick up your device again or get out of the vehicle, just unlock it once and your device then stays unlocked for as long as you have it on you.

    Note

    The On-body detection feature can't distinguish whose body is connected. If you give your device to someone else while it's unlocked using On-body detection, your device may stay unlocked for the other user. Keep in mind that On-body detection as a security feature is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password.

    To enable or disable On-body detection

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > On-body detection.
    3. Tap the slider to enable the function, then tap CONTINUE. To disable the function tap the slider beside On.

    Connecting to trusted devices

    If you have a device that you connect to regularly using Bluetooth® or NFC, for example, a home entertainment system or a fitness tracker, you can add it as a trusted device and bypass the added security of the lock screen to save time. This feature is suitable if you’re normally in a secure place when you use this device. In some cases, you may still need to manually unlock your device before a trusted device can be connected.

    Note

    It is not recommended to add devices that are constantly connected to your device as trusted devices, for example, Bluetooth® keyboards or mice.

    Tip

    As soon as a trusted device is switched off or moves out of range, your screen locks and you need your PIN, pattern or password to unlock it.

    To add or remove a trusted Bluetooth® device

    1. Make sure your device is paired and connected to the Bluetooth® device that you want to add as a trusted device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock.
    4. In the Smart lock menu tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE > Bluetooth.
    5. Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected and paired devices, then tap YES, ADD.
    6. To remove a paired device, select it from the list and tap REMOVE TRUSTED DEVICE.

    To add or remove a trusted NFC device

    1. Make sure your device is paired and connected to the Bluetooth® device that you want to add as a trusted device.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock.
    3. Tap Trusted devices > ADD TRUSTED DEVICE > NFC.
    4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    5. To remove a paired device, select it from the list and tap REMOVE TRUSTED DEVICE

    Making sure you're secure when using trusted devices

    Different Bluetooth® devices support different Bluetooth® standards and security capabilities. There's a possibility that someone could keep your Xperia™ device unlocked by imitating your Bluetooth® connection, even if your trusted device is no longer nearby. Your device is not always able to determine whether your connection is secure from someone trying to imitate it.

    When your device can't determine whether you're using a secure connection, you'll get a notification on your Xperia™ device and may need to manually unlock it before the trusted device can keep it unlocked.

    Tip

    Bluetooth® connectivity range can vary depending on factors like the model of your device, the connected Bluetooth® device, and your environment. Depending on these factors, Bluetooth® connections can work over distances up to 100 metres.

    Connecting to trusted places

    When the Trusted places feature is set up, the lock screen security on your Xperia™ device gets disabled when you are in a designated trusted location. For this feature to work, you must have an internet connection (preferably over ‎Wi-Fi) and allow your device to use your current location.

    To set up trusted places, first make sure that high accuracy location mode or battery-saving location mode is enabled on your device before you add home or custom locations.

    Note

    The exact dimensions of a trusted location are an estimate and may extend beyond the physical walls of your home or other areas that you have added as a trusted locations. This feature can keep your device unlocked within a radius of up to 80 metres. Also be aware that location signals can be replicated or manipulated. Someone with access to specialised equipment could unlock your device.

    To add your home location

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places > Home.
    3. To enter the desired location type the address in the search bar. Your device searches for the entered location.

    To edit your home location

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    3. Select your home location.
    4. Tap Edit.
    5. In the search bar, enter the location that you want to use as your home location.

    Tip

    If other residences share your street address, you can add the actual location of your home within the building complex as a custom place.

    To remove your home location

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places > Home.
    3. Tap Edit > Icn sony menu delete.

    Using custom locations

    You can add any location as a trusted, custom place where your device can remain unlocked.

    To add a custom place

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    3. Tap Add trusted place.
    4. To use your current location as a custom place, tap Select this location.
    5. Alternatively, to enter another location, tap Icn sony menu search and type the address. Your device searches for the entered location. Tap the suggested address, to use it.
    6. To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, drag the location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.

    To edit a custom place

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    3. Select the place that you want to edit.
    4. Tap Edit Address.
    5. To enter another location, tap Icn sony menu search and then type the address. Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address.
    6. To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, drag the location pin to the desired location, then tap Select this location.

    To remove a custom place

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Lock screen & security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    3. Select the place that you want to remove.
    4. Tap Delete.

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