When one unlocks the gadget once, it will stay like that until the owner is holding it or keep it in his or her pocket. When the phone is not within the user’s reach , it will bolt once more; while holding it up again will need the user to manually put in the unlock code.
AndroidPolice reported that the reason behind the gimmick is to add some extra comfort and security, and prevent the information being easily stolen by potential robbers on the off chance that users leave their devices sitting on a table or some other place.
In any case, there is a catch. In the event that users hand their cellphone to another person while it is opened, it won’t lock again as the gimmick isn’t prepared to detect user’s hands or which pocket it sits in.
The option was detected on Nexus 4 running Android 5.0.1 OS. In spite of the fact that it is not a gimmick identified with the most recent Android 5.1, however would oblige a 5.0 OS or over that to work.
The basic mechanism behind this gimmick lies in the way that most cell phones today have an accelerometer fitted within. Utilizing it, this savvy lock feature can feel when your gadget is in your grasp and when it isn’t, by figuring out whether it is being consistently moved.
The take off appears to be a gradual one those who are running the most recent form of Google Play Services (7.0.97),ought to soon get it on their phone.
Another upgrade to Android Device Manager application will now enable clients to find their lost devices.
The upgrade will let clients to say “Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone,” into their Android Wear gadget and their Android telephone will begin ringing at maximum volume.
Previously, tools created by Apple, Google and Microsoft, to prevent theft, could make a lost telephone ring, even when on silent profile, but it required the client to get to a PC, or employ another person’s cell to do it. Nonetheless, Google’s new upgrade has supplanted that with an Android Wear gadget.
The overhaul will likewise permit clients to activate the tracker by clicking the “Find my phone” icon, which can now be spotted in the Start menu.
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