How to Setup and Use Smart Lock in Galaxy S21

Don’t know how to set up and use a smart lock on Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus or S21 Ultra? In this article, I will help you by setting up a smart lock in the Galaxy S21 device.

Google Smart lock feature will keep your device unlocked whenever you are at a trusted place or using a trusted device or when your device is nearby your body.

Kindly note that it not the only way to lock/unlock your Galaxy S21 phone. Apart from this, you can also use a fingerprint scanner, face unlock, PIN, Pattern, or Password (Strongest) to lock your Android device.

Now, let’s go ahead and check out our step-by-step guide on how to turn ON smart lock for body detection, trusted device or trusted place on Galaxy S21.

How to Set Up and Use Smart Lock in Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, S21 Ultra

Step 1: First of all, bring down the Notification panel from the top and tap the Settings icon.

Step 2: Next, tap on the Lock screen.

Step 3: Up Next, tap on Smart lock.

Here you will see three options:

On-body detection: This option will unlock your device while it’s in motion. It means that once you have unlocked your S21 device, it will remain unlocked when you are holding it in your hand. And it will be locked when you put it down.

TO enable it, tap on the option -> turn ON the button -> Tap on continue to agree and enable on-body detection

Trusted places:  It allows you to set your home/office location where your S21 device will remain unlocked.

Tap on Add trusted place -> Use the search bar and find out the location your want to add -> Tap on your location -> Tap OK to confirm. 

Repeat the process to add another location. To update or delete, tap on a trusted place and delete it.

Trusted device:  This option will allow you to keep your Samsung galaxy s21 device unlocked whenever your S21 is connected to a trusted Bluetooth device such as Car Bluetooth or Bluetooth speaker. Make sure the connection range of up to 100 meters.

Step 4: Choose an option from the above and enable it.

How to Lock Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G with Side Key

Step 1: Tap on Settings.

Step 2: Now, tap on the Lock screen.

Step 3: Next, tap on Secure lock settings.

Step 4: At last, Turn ON the Lock instantly with side key.

How to Turn Off Smart Lock in Galaxy S21 with Lockdown Option

When you enable the show lockdown option, it will temporarily disable the smart lock, biometric unlock, and notifications on the lock screen.

You can also see the lockdown option in the power menu.

Tap on Settings -> Lock screen -> Secure lock settings -> Turn ON Show lockdown option

From now onwards, you won’t be able to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S21 device using fingerprint, face unlock, or other smart lock options. Instead, unlock your phone using a PIN or Password to use biometric security again.

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That’s all. I hope you have successfully set up and use a smart lock on your Galaxy S21 by following the steps mentioned above. If you are facing any difficultly, then do let us know in the comments section below.


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