How to Unlock Google Pixel Phones

Set up your device for automatic unlock

You can set your Android phone to automatically unlock in certain circumstances. Then you won't need to manually unlock with your PIN, pattern, or password in those circumstances.

Note: Some of this information may not apply to all devices because Android isn't exactly the same on every device. These instructions are for devices with Android 6.0 and up. See what version of Android you have.

First, open the Smart Lock menu
  • On your device, open the Settings app Settings.
  • Under "Personal," tap Security. 
  • Under "Advanced," tap Trust agents. Make sure that "Smart Lock" is switched on.
  • Tap Back Back.
  • Under "Device security," tap Smart Lock.
  • Enter your PIN, pattern, or password. If you don't already have one set up, follow the on-screen prompts. You'll need to enter it any time that you want to change your Smart Lock settings.

Next, set how your device will automatically unlock

You can set Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked when:
  • You're carrying your device with you
  • Your device is in a certain place
  • You've connected a specific Bluetooth device
  • Your device recognizes your face

Note: When you don't use your phone for 4 hours, and after you reboot your phone, you'll need to manually unlock it with your PIN, pattern or password.