Google Smart Lock is a login feature for Google Platforms: turn it on and it allows software to recognize your Google devices (such as Android phones or Chromebooks) and unlock them automatically in certain situations. For example, you can set your Samsung Galaxy phone to always unlock when geofencing shows you are at home, or to unlock your Chromebook automatically when you go to your phone. You can also save Chrome browser passwords and other strategies.
But with all that Smart Lock can do, sometimes you want to disable features to keep your website or devices from being too accessible. Here’s how to disable account features: We’re discussing how to do this on your Android phone and how to manage account passwords in the Chrome browser, so go to the section below that interests you the most.
If Smart Lock causes problems for your Android phone, you have a few options to manage it.
Step 1: Select Settings The app may look a bit different depending on the Android platform you’re using, but it should be easy to find. If in doubt, find the search function and search for “smart lock” which will bring up the correct section.
Step 2: Select Security.
Step 3: Search Smart lock Chapter. It usually has Screen lock Or Advanced settings. Once you find it, select it.
Step 4: In the Smart Lock menu, you will see several control options. If you’re interested in disabling automatic login, you’ll want to go to each of the first three sections. While you may not be able to turn off Smart Lock completely, all three sections give you a certain amount of control over how logins work and allow you to turn off most features so they don’t risk your security.
Inside On-body detectionFind the toggle to disable it completely
Inside Trusted placeSelect the places you enabled (such as your home address), and then tap Close this position.
Inside Trusted deviceSelect the devices you want to remove (such as a Chromebook) and tap 7 Remove trusted device.
If Android ever asks you to reactivate any one of these features, be sure to refuse if you don’t want Smart Lock to work again.
Google Smart Lock also covers password management in the Chrome browser – a very separate field, but one where you may still encounter problems. Here, Google Smart Lock works much like a password manager, collecting and storing passwords for sites you visit.
The problem is that these smart login features don’t always work, especially if you recently updated your password and have trouble understanding what Chrome has changed. Or you may want to delete the saved logins to improve your security. Here’s how you can remove account information at any time.
Step 1: Go yours Google Accounts Password page, and log in if necessary. This is how Google currently manages all of your Chrome passwords. Here, you’ll see all the sites and apps for which Chrome has stored login information and notifications about which sites are using compromised passwords.
Step 2: Find the website where you want to disable your password in Google’s list. Select it and log in again with your Google Account information if necessary
Step 3: You will now see your login information for that site. Select Delete Options and make sure you want to delete it. That particular account will now be removed from your password page.
Step 4: If you want to prevent Google from saving future passwords, it’s a good idea to select and enable the cog icon on the password’s home page. Suggestions for saving passwords, So you always have a choice to save the account information. You may want to disable it Automatic sign in.