Now, 'on-body' mode to keep your phone unlocked for convenience

Washington, ANI | Updated : 22 March 2015, 02:36 PM

Google may soon come up with a new Android feature that would help smartphone users get rid of the hassle of unlocking their phones dozens of times a day when it's simply unnecessary.

The tech giant is working on a feature, known as ' on-body detection ', that would make sure that a smartphone remained unlocked while the user had it on person, which could possibly solve the problem of unlocking it multiple times.

Some Android Police readers, who posted its screenshots to the site, recently spotted the new feature and explained that it would disable the lock screen once in the user's hand, pocket or purse and revert it back to the lock as soon as it was placed onto some other surface, The Verge reported.

The security option has been joined by other useful security options like trusted places, trusted devices, and trusted faces which might appeal some users.

However, the feature would not be able to identify the user and the smartphone would most likely remain unlocked even if it was with someone else or a pickpocket, since it uses the device's accelerometer to determine its continual move. 

First Published: Sunday, March 22, 2015 02:33 PM
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