Turn On and Off Smart Lock for Passwords and Connected Accounts on HTC One M8

Edited by Thor, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

Hello! Welcome to VisiHow! In this video, we are going to show how to turn on and off Smart Lock for passwords and connected accounts on the HTC One M8.


Steps

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    To begin, we turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on the top of the phone
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    Once the phone has been activated, we will see the Lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, we swipe the screen upwards
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    Once the phone is unlocked, we will see the Home screen; and there will be icons at the bottom of the screen. We need to access one of these icons now as we need to open up the applications folder.
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    We need to tap the "Apps" icon in the middle
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    The icon is located at the bottom of the home screen. The icon has a grid made up of white dots. Tapping this icon will open up our applications folder.
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    In the applications folder, we need to find and tap the Google Settings application icon
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    The icon has a gray cog with the "g" inside of it and "Google Settings" written underneath. The Google Settings application may be in a different position in the application folder. Therefore, we need to find and tap it. Tapping the icon will open up the application.
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    We scroll down almost to the bottom of the menu until we see the words "Smart Lock Passwords"
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    We tap the "Smart Lock Passwords" section
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    We need the first option at the top
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    It says, "Smart Lock for Passwords and Connected Accounts" and "Allow the passwords of your apps and websites to be saved to your Google account. When disabled, no passwords will be saved or returned from this account." Right now the option is activated because the icon next to it is turquoise. What that means then is that passwords for applications and web sites will be saved to our Google account. Not just to our HTC One M8 but to actual Google account, which we can access from any device.
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    If we want to disable the "Smart Lock for Passwords and Connected Accounts" option, and we don't want to save any passwords to our Google account, then we can tap the icon next to the option
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    This will turn the option off and deactivate it. The icon will become gray. This means that the option next to it is deactivated.
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    However, if we want to activate and turn on "Smart Lock for Passwords and Connected Accounts", then just tap the icon next to the option again
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    It will be turquoise now, and that means that this option is activated.
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This concludes our tutorial on how to turn on and off Smart Lock for passwords and connected accounts on the HTC One M8. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or about the process in this video, then please leave them in the comment section below. We shall answer them for you.

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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Thor

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