- Oct 6, 2011
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A new feature built into Lollipop allows for Android to disable the lockscreen when in the presence of "trusted" devices like a smartwatch. The theory is, if the smartwatch is on your wrist and the phone is in range of the watch, you must be the one holding the watch. This means that you have one less step to access your homescreen without jeopardizing your privacy. You can also use your wifi as a "trusted device" which is super convenient because if you are at home with the family what do you really need a lockscreen for anyhow.
The only problem is that this feature is can only be found in Lollipop. If you want the same feature for your JellyBean or KitKat device developer "hazex" has just released his Smart Unlock app. This app pretty much gives you the same "trusted devices" functionality that is found in Lollipop, but for older devices. Head to the link below for the download.
Via Play Store