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  1. OK, this one has been bothering me for a LONG time! I was forgetting to take my phone when I get out of the car. This usually happens when I've been charging it in the car. I know the car makers could easily solve this with a warning that a connected phone has just become disconnected, but I finally decided to solve it on the phone side since an I'm now a Samsung Phone user I use an Android app- "Notify! for Bluetooth" by N.I.R, to detect the BT has dropped and play a song. I then use Tasker to pick up the notification and do the Text to speech I've not found any apps that work like this on IOS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc0Awv9K9Pw Frank
  2. In my work with seniors I have found that, at times, they can handle the PIN, fingerprint or facial unlock when they are away from home but find it an annoyance when they are at home or in the car. The Samsung phones I have tested; A50, S10, Note10 have a feature called Smart Lock at can be set to keep the phone unlocked when in "Trusted Locations" or near "Trusted Devices". The Trusted Locations feature works off GPS and is sometimes unreliable. The Trusted Devices method works well with the Bluetooth in their car, but if I use this at their home the phone's audio is routed to that device which can be confusing. I have been using an "always on" Bluetooth device like an Echo Dot to be their trusted device at home. I tried several other Bluetooth devices that would not act as an audio device, so that the phone could remain the speaker, but these were battery powered and appeared to spend most of their time disconnected. The Flic buttons and Tile tags were of no use. Then I tried one of the strangest little Bluetooth speakers I have ever used, an INSIQBS1. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723HQLMN/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Tuc.DbJVG8EH5 What is unique about this device is that its not only a speaker, but a single-click Bluetooth "clicker" for camera control and an double-click phone answer device! The interesting part for me is that I can set it up to be an always-on Bluetooth device that is not a speaker by choosing "calls" only. It has a battery, but I keep it plugged into a USB power adapter so that its always on. It could be even potentially carried with you as your trusted unlock device and if separated from the phone would cause the phone to lock Edit- One other thing. Samsung Bixby Routines can also be setup to unlock the phone based on a specific Wi-Fi connection (Home or work Wi-Fi) and offer a "context" aware location detection meaning not an "event" when I arrive at home but rather "I'm still at home" based on GPS. In addition to unlocking the phone at home I also use that feature to allow the BHixby Routines "speak" notifications set by apps such as their calendar
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