Hate having to enter a PIN or swipe a pattern every time you want to unlock your phone? Google’s Smart Lock feature for Android gives you a few ways to disable those security measures when certain conditions are met.
Trusted Places detects your location and lets you bypass the PIN/pattern screen when you’re at home, work, or another place where you feel safe. Trusted Devices lets you do the same when your phone is connected to a Bluetooth device like a smartwatch or Bluetooth speaker.
Now there’s also a Trusted Voice option.
Android Police reports Trusted Voice is rolling out to select users: if you don’t see it in your Smart Lock settings yet, you may just have to wait a little while for it to arrive.
Once you’ve got the option, just open the Security settings on your Android device, choose Smart Lock, and enable Trusted Voice.
Google notes that this feature isn’t as secure as some of its other security methods. But you can train your phone to recognize your voice so that hopefully snooping friends, family, or thieves won’t be able to unlock your device by talking to it.