Google has rolled out new update for Chrome OS, with this update you can now with Smart Lock it’s a feature that pairs your Android device with a Chromebook. The result is the ability to unlock your Chromebook without having to enter your password, simply by having your Android device nearby. And it’s now available in the Stable channel of Chrome OS.
Smart Lock requires a Chromebook running Chrome OS version 40+ and a smartphone running Android 5.0. Both devices need to have a Bluetooth connectivity with minimum range of 100ft.
Unlock Chromebook with your an Android phone follow the following steps:
- If you have more than one compatible phone nearby, turn off the ones you won’t be using.
- Sign in to your Chromebook.
- Make sure that your phone and Chromebook are connected to the Internet.
- Click your account picture in the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings > Show advanced settings…
- In the “Smart Lock” section, click Set up.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your phone and your Chromebook.
- Place the phone and the Chromebook close together so that they can detect each other’s Bluetooth signal
- To disable the feature>sign in to your Chromebook> click the status area where your account picture appears, select Settings>> Show advanced settings>>and then in the “Smart Lock” section, click the “Turn off Smart Lock” button.
If you get into any problem during setup, try restarting both your Chromebook and your Android device. If that doesn’t work go to Google Support.