You can use your phone to unlock your Chromebook screen, and send and receive text messages from your Chromebook.
What you need
- Chrome OS version 71 and up. Learn how to update your Chromebook's operating system.
- Android version L-MR1 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.
- A Google Account that you’re signed in to, both on your phone and your Chromebook
Important: If you’re using your Chromebook at work or school, you may not be able to use these features with your phone. For more help, contact your administrator.
Connect your phone during Chromebook setup
When you set up your Chromebook for the first time, you can connect your Android phone by following the steps on the screen.
- When prompted on your Chromebook, select Accept & continue.
- To skip this step, select Cancel. You can opt in any time with these steps.
- Select Done.
- You'll get a confirmation on your phone that Smart Lock is turned on.
Tip: If there are issues with your internet connection, there might be a delay in verifying your connected device. We'll continue to attempt verification, but these features won't be available until you are online.
If you didn't connect your phone to your Chromebook during setup, you can at any time:
- At the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings .
- Under "Connected devices," next to "Android phone," select Set up.
- Enter your password and follow the steps. Once completed, you’ll get a confirmation on your phone.
- On your Chromebook, under "Enabled," select which features you want to turn on.
Disconnect your phone
- On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings .
- Under "Connected devices," select your phone.
- Turn off features:
- To turn off all features, select Enabled.
- To turn off individual features, select that feature.
Tip: If you don’t want to connect your Chromebook to this phone again, remove it by selecting Forget phone Confirm.