The Android 13 QPR1 beta has been relatively stable, but some Pixel owners have now noticed that the Smart Lock “Trusted Places” option is gone for them.
Update 9/30: A fix for this problem is starting to appear. After updating to Google Play Services version 22.39.12, the Trusted Places Smart Lock option reverted to one of our impacted pixels. If the update is rolled out to your device, open the Play Store listing and install it.
Original 9/26: For those affected, go to Settings > Security (which hasn’t yet been combined with Privacy) > More security settings > Smart Lock reveals that it’s missing “Trusted Places”, with only “Detection on the body” and “Trusted devices” available. This years-old feature keeps your device unlocked “in specific places you trust”, although it’s not the most secure option at this point.
We see this on a Pixel 6 Pro running Google Play Services version 22.36, while there are dozens of other similar reports. That said, not all QPR1 Beta 1 devices are affected, while it normally appears on several stable Android 13 phones we checked this morning. There are a handful of reports from Samsung owners, but nothing definitive yet.
This is most likely a bug that will be fixed in a future update. People started noticing the problem when they had to use the under-display fingerprint sensor more often at home.
Here’s a bug someone filed on Android Issue Tracker where Google last night “forwarded this to the development team and will update this issue with more information as it becomes available”.
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