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This awesome security feature could already be on your phone

This awesome security feature could already be on your phone
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Have you ever forgotten your phone at a coffee shop or restaurant? You're not alone. That's why Google has created a new security feature for Android phones that could seriously improve your data security if you accidentally leave your gadget lying around in public. The best part is it could already be on your smartphone.

The feature works by locking your phone automatically when it's not in your hand or pocket. That way, if a stranger happens upon your forgotten gadget, they won't be able to access your data even if you forgot to lock your phone. It uses your phone's accelerometer to tell if your phone is on your person or just sitting on a table or counter.

The new smart lock option isn't on every Android smartphone yet, but it is starting to show up on select phones.

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