Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Download: Getting the Most Out of Bluetooth Connections #MotoTip

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As a product manager at Motorola, I spend most of my time thinking about two of our experiences—Motorola Connect (the Chrome extension that allows you to send and receive messages and calls from your desktop ) and Motorola Migrate (the app that lets you easily transfer your phone’s information from an iPhone or Android to a Motorola device).

But I’m using a ton of Motorola features on a daily basis because Moto X is my day-to-day smartphone. Here’s my #MotoTip as part of this week’s Download, which is all about getting the most out of trusted bluetooth devices. I use it all the time while I commute. It makes it easier to go about my day without the hassle of unlocking my phone all the time, while keeping my phone secure when I’m not connected to a trusted device.

Exactly how do you set up a trusted device?

When you first set up a new bluetooth connection, you’ll be prompted to make it a “trusted bluetooth device.” But if you missed it the first time around, it’s really easy to set up.

Under Settings, go to “Security” and tap on “Trusted Devices.” Simply opt into the feature, confirm your password, and then select the devices you trust to keep your phone unlocked. Now you will no longer need to enter a password to unlock your phone when connected to the device. Once you disconnect from it or when your phone is too far from the device to connect, the phone will again require the password settings you’ve set up to unlock, so that your personal information stays secure.

I really rely on this feature, and I think you’ll like it, too.

Posted by Eve Bills, Product Management

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