Skip to main content

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use Smart Lock Trusted Devices Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

When you're using one of the screen lock types with security lock feature(e.g., pattern, direction lock, PIN, password or fingerprints), you can add Bluetooth or NFC devices(e.g., your Bluetooth watch, your car's Bluetooth system, an NFC sticker on the phone dock in your car, or other Bluetooth capable devices) to your trusted devices list to have your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge stays unlocked when connected to those devices.


How to add a Bluetooth device to the trusted devices list?
As the example, we'll add Samsung Galaxy S5 to the trusted devices list when it's connected with your phone and being used for Bluetooth tethering by using the following steps:
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Lock screen and security.
  3. Tap Secure lock settings.
  4. Tap Smart lock.
  5. Perform your screen lock type. As the example, if you use fingerprints as your screen lock, place your finger on the Home key to verify your identity.
  6. Tap Trusted devices.
  7. Tap Add trusted device to start adding Bluetooth devices to the trusted devices list.
  8. Tap Bluetooth.
  9. Tap the Bluetooth device that is being connected with your phone. In this example, tap Galaxy S5.
  10. A pop up window appears on the screen to tell you that a trusted device can keep your phone unlocked when it's nearby, even if someone else is holding it. Tap Yes,add to continue adding the selected device to your trusted devices list.
  11. The selected device has been added to the trusted devices list.


How to use smart lock trusted devices feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature to make unlocking the screen easier while using Bluetooth tethering feature with Samsung Galaxy S5 which has been registered in advance by using the following steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap Bluetooth to enable Bluetooth and scan all available Bluetooth devices.
  2. Tap the required Bluetooth device you want to connect to. In this example, tap Galaxy S5 which has been added to the trusted devices list.
  3. As long as your phone is connected to your trusted device, your phone will keep unlocked.
  4. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen. At this time, you just need to swipe the screen to unlock it.
  5. If you'd like to lock the screen while your phone is connected to a trusted device, tap and hold at the bottom of the screen and then drag it out the circle to force your phone to lock securely.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access Clipboard in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Copy and paste text is a feature that can be used in Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will help you duplicating or moving copied text with ease from one app to another. Since all copied text will be saved to the clipboard, it makes you can not only paste a text that you have just copied, but also paste an older copied text by selecting the required one from the clipboard as long as the clipboard has not been cleared yet.


How to access the clipboard?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to access the clipboard: 1) in an app or screen where you can enter text by long tapping in a text entry field, 2) in an app or screen where you can see the keyboard by utilizing more options in the keyboard.


Method #1: From a text entry field
If you have ever copied text or taken a screenshot then you can easily access the clipboard from a text entry field in any app or screen. But, as the example, we'll access the clipboard from a text entry field when composing a new text message in Mes…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Cursor Control Feature in Samsung Keyboard in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have difficulty to manually move the text cursor when reviewing or editing a long text you have written, you can act the Samsung keyboard in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as a text cursor controller by enabling the cursor control feature so you can easily move the cursor within the text field simply by sliding your finger across the keyboard.


How to enable the cursor control feature in the Samsung keyboard?
Assuming that the predictive text feature is enabled, you can turn on the cursor control feature in the Samsung keyboard by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down to the screen to find Language and input and then tap it.
Tap Samsung keyboard.
Alternatively, when you're entering text, you can quickly go to the Samsung keyboard settings by long tapping the key in the left side of the space bar and then tap .Scroll down the screen, tap Keyb…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix Missing Microphone Button on Samsung Keyboard

In the stock Samsung keyboard, there are some keys that have several functions, for instance a key in the left side of Space bar(it's usually displayed with a Settings/Cog wheel icon), when you long tap this key, you will see some options available, such as Keyboard settings, Smiley, Clipboard, Microphone, etc. Those hidden button sometimes make some users who want to use one of them have difficulty to find the button.

See also: How to Find Mic Button on Samsung Keyboard

But, in certain case, the Mic button is completely not available though the user have had long tapped the key in the left side of Space bar, as experienced by one of insider named Linda. She says that she can't find Mic button though she has had long tapped the key in the left side of Space bar when she want to use it to voice to text.


How to fix missing mic button on Samsung keyboard?
If you're also experiencing the same problem, you can make the Mic button available again in your keyboard by following the…