As important as security is in today’s age, it could be a jarring experience to enforce it every time. Take our phones, for an example. We know how important it is to lock the screen, but many of us also find it annoying to unlock it every time you have to use your phone. Google is trying to fix that. Also Read - Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen) 4G LTE now receiving Android 5.1 update
According to Android Police, with the Android 5.0 Lollipop, the company finally made it possible to see the notifications on the lock screen. But that’s not all. Furthermore, the software also comes with a security feature called Smart Lock that automatically unlocks your phone as soon as it detects any of your trusted devices around. And now, we are learning about yet another such feature the company is about to push. Also Read - Android 5.0 Lollipop statue unveiled at Google’s HQ
Google will soon be pushing a new security feature called “trusted places”, which will unlock your phone automatically when you’re at a trusted place. For instance, the phone will automatically unlock when you’re at home, or any other place where you don’t want your phone locked. The company will be releasing this feature via an update to Google Play Services build 438, which will happen automatically and once your phone has received the update, you will see a new option in the menu. Also Read - Android Lollipop announced, here’s what’s new
The update should arrive to your phone within a few days, but if you can’t wait, you can grab its verified APK file and sideload it from here. Once the feature is added to your phone, you will be able to select the trusted locations you roam around where you think your phone doesn’t need to be locked. And of course, you will need to turn on the location services to make this feature work.