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How To Activate And Launch The TouchWiz On Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

You’ve probably heard everyone talking about the TouchWiz by now since it is one of the most popular features that Samsung introduced with its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphones.

This one is actually called the Smart Lock TouchWiz feature and it was designed to empower users skip the Lock Screen authentication with the help of a Bluetooth device attached to the smartphone and located in the nearby.

Given the importance of the Lock Screen for the security of Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus, it is understandable why the manufacturer decided to hide this feature and not activate it by default.

Nevertheless, if you insist on finding and activating the TouchWiz Smart Lock feature, this article will show you how to do that on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

  1. Go to Settings and under the Lock Screen menu activate a secure Lock Screen option, be it a PIN, a password, a Pattern or anything else that you prefer.
  2. Go to Settings and under the Security tab select Trust Agents and tap on the Smart Lock option to activate it.
  3. Go back to Settings and make sure that the Smart Lock option appeared as a new option at the bottom of the screen, under the same Security section.
  4. Go ahead and enable the Smart Lock settings for your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus smartphone.


As you can see, it only takes a few simple steps to make this option visible and enabling it is really simple. Now enjoy using the Smart Lock TouchWiz feature.


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