Once activated (just tap Settings > Security > Smart Lock to get started), you can set Smart Lock to unlock your phone whenever you’re at home, when it scans your face with its camera, when it hears your voice, or whenever it’s near your Bluetooth watch or a Bluetooth car stereo. There’s even a setting that’ll keep your phone unlocked as long as you’re holding it or while it’s sitting in your pocket.
Let Google Photos create albums.
Tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the Google Photos interface, tap Settings > Assistant cards, then toggle on the New Creations settings.
Once that’s done, Google Photos will begin creating and suggesting new collages and albums based on your most recent pictures, and it’ll even cut together movies—complete with background music—using your latest clips. If you don’t care for what Photos comes up with, you can always just swipe the creations away.
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Making your iPhone easier
The next update to the iPhone operating system, might make your life a little easier. Starting with iOS 10.2, you will be able to change a setting that will store your camera preferences. The path will be:
Photo & Camera
Adjust each setting that you would like the camera to remember.
With Camera Mode turned on, the Camera app will remember the last shooting mode you used (Photo, Square, Video, etc.) and use that same mode the next time you open the app.
Photo Filter does the same, only for the built-in iOS filters. Finally, Live Photo will remember if you turned it off and leave it off, instead of turning it back on each time you close the camera app.