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This article was published on January 29, 2015

Your Android phone can now unlock your Chromebook

Your Android phone can now unlock your Chromebook
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

You can now unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone using Smart Lock. It’s sort of like magic.

Before you start waving your phone around your Chromebook like a deranged Harry Potter, here’s what you need to make this a reality. You’ll need Android 5 and Bluetooth, and a Chromebook with version 40+ and Bluetooth.

For some odd reason, Android tablets are not supported at this time. No matter, you have your phone with you everywhere you go.

Google has directions on how to set up Smart Lock on its support site about the feature.

If you  have an incredibly long Google password, Smart Lock on a Chomebook now makes logging into that device nearly painless.

➤ Unlock your Chromebook with your Android phone [Google]