Android 5.1.1 Smartphone update rolled out for the Android One smart mobiles. Other smartphones also started getting the push notification update for Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno Mi-498 and Karbonn sparkle with build number LMY47V.
Smartphone who gets the update notification are currently running on the Android 5.0 Lollipop version. The OTA update is of size 11.8 MB. Those who didn’t gets the update can manually check for the updates via the phone settings > About Phone > System Updates option.
New updates for smartphone is bug fix and performance improvement. New Google Android update has the security features fitted inside. Update for the stability fixes.
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Google Android keep upgrading its latest version to improve the user experience for various smartphone devices which carries the Android Lollipop version. Previously Google Added the Android security feature by allowing the encryption of Android 5.0 Lollipop to secure your phone data. Google also rolled out the Android Lollipop 5.0 smart lock feature to make the pair to the device and let it allows you to add trust inside to use unlocked device frequently by avoiding repeated Login.
Google now comes up with the new Android lollipop smartphone security feature so silently which is known as On Body Detection. Here when your smartphone device attached to you, it’ll remain unlocked and when you stay away from the device it’ll locked automatically.
Android On Body Detection feature is added to the Smart Lock section of the Smartphone.
Android On Body Detection has the other added features including Trusted devices, Trusted Places, Trusted Face. You can add the trust in all that and let you can use device unlocked in your specified trusted selections.
Google itself found the problem with this new feature, While passing the device to the another person when on body detection activated will not re-lock the device and person can access everything while its on his or her body. But hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.
Just unlock once and your device stay unlocked until you left hold to the device.
Examples includes –
Holding device in your hand
Carrying device in handbag or pocket
Follow how to Activate the feature by viewing the Screenshot Above.
Android Lollipop On Body Detection Security feature rolled out through the official Google Android Play services and that should hit all the smartphone which carries the Lollipop older or newer version. How do you rate the Advanced Security feature by Google, Let us know your thoughts on the same.
People using security pass code or pattern to secure their mobile data and its always nice way to achieve the privacy. But it sometimes becomes annoying to enter the security code or pattern repeatedly. So the Latest Lollipop version came with the cool distinct feature such that you doesn’t required to enter the password when the trusted Bluetooth or NFC device is in the range of the Smartphone. Trusted device can be any of your choice including Tablet, Smartphone, Car, iPod or Speaker which have the Bluetooth or NFC feature.
To start using this feature you need to first sync the trusted device with the Smartphone. Follow the easy steps below to start Making use of it.
How to Enable Smart Lock in Lollipop Android 5.0 –
Go to the Smartphone settings section.
Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted devices .
Now click on the Plus ‘+’ icon and add the trusted device (Bluetooth or NFC) you want to add and now select your device and you are good to go. There is no need to give password every time when you are in range of the trusted device.
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You successfully setup the smart lock. This feature will be helpful when you need to check the phone more frequently. Start using the Lollipop and enjoy this cool Smart lock feature in your Android device. See the Demo on how to Setting up the Smart lock in Smartphone in the video [by CNET] below.
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Smart lock feature.
Android recently launched new version Lollipop 5.0 and it gives the unique feel to the users. It is promising more security than the previous versions of the Android operating system. It is important to get more secured device in this threaten world. Android Lollipop have new lock screen and the system also having the Advanced smart lock feature. Now one more security feature it promises to secure the Entire phone data by Encrypting the Phone. Follow our guide on How to Encrypt Android 5.0 Lollipop device for security purpose.
Phone Encryption encrypt the files, apps, settings and accounts everything inside the phone and to decrypt the data you need to give pattern or password you gave while you power on the device. The other way to decrypt the phone is to perform the factory data reset which erase all the phone data.
All new devices will come with the Encryption enabled by default. But if you want to Enable the Encryption in existing Mobile phone, you need to upgrade your older version to the Newer version i.e. Lollipop and then you have two options available to encrypt the phone data.
Encrypt Phone after updating the existing Android version to Lollipop
1) The first and easy working method to enable encryption is from the Settings > Security. Inside the security you’ll find the Encryption option and by tapping on Encrypt Phone you are forced to Secure your Phone data but as this entire encryption process may take hour its recommended to fully charge your phone before going through this steps otherwise you may loss your data. This entire process time depends on the data you already have in the device.
2) Another method of Making the encryption of device though Factory reset. When you’ll do the hard factory reset then your device will work as the brand new Lollipop phone and encrypt entire phone data. Enable factory reset by tapping the Settings> Backup & Reset > Factory Reset.
It’ll take some time to factory reset the phone and assign the new function of Encryption as it comes with the new Lollipop devices.
Note – For Above two methods to work you need to First Upgrade your Existing version to Lollipop.
Start upgrading your phone to the Lollipop to make it more secure than ever !