There are many users for whom this specific Smart Lock functionality is disappearing on their Android devices, and at the moment there seems to be no solution.
Sometimes strange things happen on our mobile phones, and it is not malware, but changes that the manufacturer may be making in this regard.
And one of those functions that you have surely been using in recent years on your Android device is the Smart Lockthrough which the phone remains unlocked in specific places that you indicate are trusted or when you have certain devices connected such as a smart watch or an activity bracelet.
According to reports from 9to5google, the “trusted devices” option offered by Smart Lock on certain phones is disappearing.
Users are reporting that one of the Smart Lock functions has disappeared from their Google Pixel phones and Samsung phones, specifically, “trusted devices.”
There are affected devices, both those with Android 14 and those with Android 13, so it does not seem to be related to the operating system.
It is being considered that this could be a specific error that Google could end up solving in an upcoming update, but what is true is that in the last few hours there are more and more users who are realizing that this functionality has disappeared.
These types of security features are very important for mobile device users, whether Android or any other platform.
The fact that some of the security features disappear overnight can put user data at risk, so Google will presumably have to solve this aspect quickly and efficiently.