There are a number of different ways to unlock an Android smartphone or tablet. In fact, you probably have a favourite one you’ve been using for as long as you’ve owned your device. We’re all creatures of habit, but you might want to consider other unlocking methods that might be more secure, convenient, or expedient.
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Opening your phone with your fingerprint or facial recognition is cool and convenient. But it also means people can easily unlock your phone without permission - while in the process of being robbed say, or if you're arrested on suspicion of committing a crime yourself. Thankfully iOS and Android let you temporarily turn off fingerprint or face recognition with several different methods.
Passwords are the go-to for protecting our online accounts, but they’re not exactly reliable or convenient--especially when you have 20 of them to remember. Fortunately, there’s an easier way to manage your online security, and its name is True Key.
Android (6.0+): Google's Pixel phones have some pretty cool fingerprint gestures. We've already seen one attempt to replicate this on other phones, but Fingerprint Gestures might be the most complete app we've seen yet.
Android (6.0+): The Pixel phones have one really neat, hidden feature that so far has been hard to duplicate: Fingerprint gestures. Swipe down on the sensor on the back of the phone and your notification shade comes down. Now, other phones can get in on the action.