Use a Bluetooth device to unlock your Android phone or tablet
While it's always a good idea to use a security PIN or pattern on your mobile device, it can be annoying to constantly have to enter a code to unlock it.
A new feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop looks to change this.
Now when you connect a Bluetooth device or use an NFC tag, it will disable the security lock when the device is in range.
To set this up first sync your phone with a Bluetooth device this can be a smart watch, a speaker, or even a car, for this example I've got my trusty Moto 360 Smart Watch and my Nexxus 5 smart phone.
Once the two devices have been paired a smart lock notification will appear on the device.
Tap where it says add as a trusted device.
You can also access a smart lock feature by going to settings.
Followed by smart lock and trusted devices.
Next click on the plus icon and select whether it is a blue tooth or NSD device.
In this case it's bluetooth.
Then all you have to do is select the device you would like to use and then next time you turn off the display, your password wont be required as long as a trusted device is connected to your phone.
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I'm Dan Graziano of CNET.
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