Latest Google Play Services adds ‘Trusted places’ to Smart Lock in Lollipop


Google has tucked in a handy ‘Trusted places’ in Smart Lock for Lollipop users in the latest update of Google Play Services.

Until now, Smart Lock only supported trusted devices and face. The inclusion of ‘Trusted places’ will allow you to specify your work, home and other locations as ‘trusted’ so that your device will automatically unlock itself without prompting you for a PIN, password or patternĀ in these locations.


Once you leave this ‘trusted’ place, the lockscreen security will automatically be re-enabled. Google also allows you to have multiple trusted places, and automatically imports your Work and Home location from Google Now.

You can grab the latest APK of Google Play Services from here to gain access to the Trusted places feature on your Lollipop running device right away.

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  • Alex

    I can’t find it on my Nexus 5 šŸ™

    • Rajesh

      Did you update to the latest version of Google Play Services?

      • Alex

        Thanks Rajesh for the suggestion, I have got version 6.1.88 installed (which I believe is the latest version?).

        • Rajesh

          You need v6.5, which I have linked in the article above.

          • Eric Feigl

            Hey Rajesh,

            I have 6.5.87 and still don’t see the safe places. Thoughts?