Mar 21, 2015

How does Android’s “on body detection” security feature work?

Your Next Phone Could Stay Unlocked As You Carry It

"Google wants to make unlocking your phone less of a hassle.

The company is introducing a new Android feature called “on-body protection” that will allow a phone to remain unlocked as long as a person is carrying it in their hands, purse or pocket. The feature makes use of smartphones’ accelerometers to detect when the phone is in motion. When the phone comes to a standstill for a while, like when it’s placed on a desk, the lock screen will reappear."
this feature available or work functionality to Android 5.0 Lollipop that’s not only cool, but also very useful . Google is still working on its own interesting solutions for temporarily killing the need for a PIN on smartphones, as the company
This is only available for Lollipop users, so I haven't had a chance to test it personally yet. It uses built in sensors like accelerometers to determine whether someone is carrying or holding the device. When it senses that movement has stopped, it will lock the device and revert to a lock screen and require a PIN or pattern to unlock. The idea is to make it more convenient so that people will actually use a PIN (or other method) to secure their devices. I'm always amazed at how many of my friends don't bother to lock their phones, despite the risks.
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