The S9 offered to make my home address be unlocked by default. I accepted but it doesn't work. I've added my current location (which pins GPS coordinates instead of my street address). Still doesn't work. So with my address combined with my GPS location, the phone still won't stay unlocked in that position! Why? At least the iris+facial recognition works fast. Still, what's the point of location unlocking if it's not going to work?
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yes - doesn't help. What does work well are trusted devices. Trusted places are not working. As I said, both my address and my GPS coordinates are entered but it still keeps trying biometric unlock in spite of me being in my trusted location. It shows a giant circle around my address, and even when I'm right in the middle it seems not to care.
I added some more and now it works. Really dumb to include a meaningless radius, Samsung. The street address is just as useless. Ditch the radius, or make it accurate, which seems to be only a few feet. I have 2 acres so I would need hundreds of locations to cover it all.
Unsure if this works for others. I just tried toggling this and smart lock works now.
In Secure lock settings >
turn off 'lock instantly with Power key' >
Lock your Phone and wait 5 secs or more >
Unlock phone (There was a 1-time notification saying its unlocked becos of Smart Lock).
It should be not locked and just swipe the screen to get to Home
Now you may turn back on 'Lock phone instantly' and Smart Lock still works.