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    Unlocking Your Device Automatically

    Note

    The Smart Lock feature may not be available in every market, country, or region.

    The Smart Lock feature makes unlocking your device easier by letting you set it to unlock automatically in certain situations. You can keep your device unlocked, for example, when it’s connected to a Bluetooth® device or when you’re carrying it with you.

    You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings:

    • Trusted face: Unlock your device by looking at it.
    • Trusted voice: Set up voice recognition to search in any screen.
    • Trusted devices: Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth® or NFC device is connected.
    • Trusted places: Keep your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location.
    • On-body detection: Keep your device unlocked when you’re carrying your device with you.

    You have to manually unlock your device if you don’t use it for 4 hours and after you restart it.

    Note

    The Smart Lock feature is developed by Google™ and the exact functionality may change over time due to updates from Google™.

    To Enable Smart Lock

    1. Make sure you’ve set a pattern, PIN, or password for your screen lock.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Trust agents.
    4. Drag the slider beside Smart Lock (Google) to the right.
    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 this screen lock every time you want to change your Smart Lock settings.
    8. Select a Smart Lock type.

    Setting When to Keep the Device Automatically Unlocked

    You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked using the following settings:

    • Trusted devices – Keep your device unlocked when a trusted Bluetooth® device is connected.
    • Trusted places – Keep your device unlocked when you're in a trusted location.
    • On-body detection – Keep your device unlocked when you're carrying your device with you.
    • Trusted face – Unlock your phone by looking at it.
    • Trusted voice – Set up voice recognition to search in any screen.

    You have to manually unlock your device when you don't use it for 4 hours and after you restart it.

    Connecting to trusted Bluetooth® devices

    You can designate a connected Bluetooth® device as a trusted device and keep your Xperia™ device unlocked while it’s connected to it. So if you have Bluetooth® devices that you connect to regularly, such as a car speaker or home entertainment system, a Bluetooth® watch or a fitness tracker, you can add them as trusted devices and bypass the added security of the lockscreen to save time. This feature is suitable if you’re normally in a relatively secure place when you use these devices. 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, such as Bluetooth® keyboards or cases.

    Tip

    As soon as a trusted Bluetooth® 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 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. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Add trusted device > Bluetooth.
    3. Tap a device name to select it from the list of connected devices. Only paired devices appear in this list.
    4. Depending on the security of your connection, you may need to manually unlock your device before the trusted device can keep it unlocked.

    To Remove a Trusted Bluetooth® Device

    1. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted devices.
    3. Tap the device you want to remove.
    4. 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 chance 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 that 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.

    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 of up to 325 feet (100 meters). If someone takes your Xperia™ device while it's near a trusted device, they may be able to access your Xperia™ device if the trusted device has unlocked it.

    Connecting to Trusted Places

    When the Trusted places feature is set up, the lockscreen 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 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 you have added as trusted locations. This feature can keep your device unlocked within a radius of up to 80 meters. Also be aware that location signals can be replicated or manipulated. Someone with access to specialized equipment could unlock your device.

    To Add Your Home Location

    1. Make sure location is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving Location mode setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places > Home.
    4. Tap Turn on this location.

    To Edit Your Home Location

    1. Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    4. Select your home location.
    5. Tap Edit.
    6. In the search bar, enter the location you want to use as your home location.

    Tip

    If your home has multiple buildings at the same address, the trusted place you want to add might be different from the actual address. To ensure better location accuracy, you can add the actual location of your home within the building complex as a custom place.

    To Remove Your Home Location

    1. Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock >Trusted places > Home.
    4. Tap Turn off this location.

    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. Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    4. Tap Add trusted place.
    5. To use your current location as a trusted, custom place, tap Select this location.
    6. Alternately, to enter another location, tap the magnification glass icon and type the address. Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address.
    7. To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, then drag the location pin to the desired location and tap Select this location.

    To Edit a Custom Place

    1. Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    4. Select the place you want to edit.
    5. Tap Edit Address.
    6. To enter another location, tap the magnification glass icon and type the address. Your device searches for the entered location. To use the suggested address, tap the address.
    7. To fine-tune the location, tap the back arrow next to the address, then drag the location pin to the desired location and tap Select this location.

    To Remove a Custom Place

    1. Make sure location mode is turned on and you are using either the High accuracy or Battery saving setting.
    2. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places.
    4. Select the place you want to remove.
    5. Tap Delete.

    Keeping Your Device Unlocked while You’re Carrying It

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

    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 On-Body Detection

    1. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > On-body detection.
    3. Drag the slider to the On position, and then tap Continue.

    Using On-body Detection

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

    • When your device senses that it's on your body, it stays unlocked after you unlock it.
    • Any time you put your device down and it senses that it's no longer on your body, your device locks automatically.
    • After you put your device down, for example, if you place it on a table, your 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 other non-land-based vehicles), your device may not lock automatically, so be 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.

    To Turn off On-Body Detection

    1. From your Homescreen, tap Icn sony and app tray tablet.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock > On-body detection.
    3. Drag the slider to the Off position.
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