The Auto Unlock feature works by putting your lock in a home zone.
You can adjust the radius of this zone from a minimum of 200 meters up to 1000 meters.
Once you leave the zone your phone will wait until you enter your home zone again before trying to unlock your door.
Once your phone detects the lock (when getting within Bluetooth range of it) the app will unlock your lock. This will normally happen once you are within 2-10 meters of your lock.
You must leave your home zone again to trigger the next attempt to auto-unlock your lock.
You will find the Auto Unlock feature in the lock settings in your Danalock app.
After turning it on, you can adjust the Geofence radius of your home zone.
! This guide only covers the official Danalock apps. If you are using a third-party app please refer to the manual of that app.
!! On HomeKit locks you'll need to enroll the lock in dual mode. In HomeKit mode you can't use the Danalock app to Auto unlock, but must use the similar feature that the iPhone Home app has. In Dual mode, you can use the HomeKit lock as a standard Danalock and therefore also use the Auto Unlock feature in the Danalock Apps.
Depending on what brand of phone operating system you are using, iOS or Android and also in some cases depending on what brand of Android phone, we have here some setting that we recommend that you go through to optimize the Auto Unlock feature.
The following settings and recommendations are something you will need to set up on each phone that you would want to use the Auto unlock feature on. These settings are on the phone locally - not synchronized to your Danalock account!
Naming of settings is not always the same!
On Android phones, the specific brand manufacturers can choose to name the settings below in slightly different ways. We will here try to explain the basics of the function and settings but you might have to look for a slightly different word or phrase to find it.
We have tried to guide you to the correct place when setting up the app on your phone the first time, but we can't always get you to the exact spot on your specific phone model.
This is a limitation of the Android operating system.
Location permission set to "Allow all the time"
When opening the Danalock Classic app the first time the app will ask for various permissions. One of them is the "Location permission".
You will be asked twice - once where you can choose "While using the app" and then where you should set the permission to "Always"
If you need to check this setting at later point, you have to go the the phone settings, apps and look for the Danalock Classic app. From here you go to "Permissions" and choose "Location" Make sure it is set to "Allow all the time" or similar.
The location data is only stored on the phone and Danalock will never collect or store your location data.
Location permission set to "While using the app"
When opening the Danalock app the first time you will be prompted about various permissions. One of them is the "Location permission" Here you should set it to "While using the app".
To check if the setting is correct at a later point, you can phone settings, go to apps and there find "Danalock". From here you go to "Permissions" and press on "Location" Make sure it is set to "While using the app".
The location data is only stored on the phone and Danalock will never collect or store your location data. We have no way of seeing what your location is.
Use Precise Location (Default on, if present at all)
Under the app location permissions mentioned in the section just above you will in some cases find a setting called "Use precise location". This is by default turned on and we recommend it stay this way.
Relative location of nearby devices (Not an option on all versions of Android)
During the initial setup of the Danalock app, this would have been set to "Allow". If turned off the app will prompt for this to be set to "Allow" again - this is needed for the app to communicate with the Danalock over Bluetooth.
This needs to be turned on for the app and phone to detect and operate your Danalock V3.
If not turned on while entering your Auto unlock zone/home zone this will, on Android phones running Android 12 and older, try to activate Bluetooth and proceed with the Auto unlock, but un Android 13 and newer this will make the Auto unlock fail. A notification will let you know if this was the case.
Battery optimization on Android phones can be tricky.
We need to make sure, that the Danalock app services is not being killed in the background because Android phones are trying to preserve even more battery life.
For the Danalock app to be able to update in the background, you will need to turn off any battery saver/optimization, for the Danalock app.
This can be called any of the following or something like:
"Don't optimize", "No restrictions" etc.
Find the Danalock app icon on your phone, and long-press the app to get to a popup menu where you should be able to find "App info" or an "i" icon. Find either "Battery" or "Battery saver" or something like that and set this to "No optimization", "No restriction" or like.
If your Android phone has the option to turn on "Autostart" for the Danalock app, then we recommend turning that on. Not all versions of Android have this feature.
You will find this under "App info" (long press on the Danalock icon on your and lock for the "i" or "App info or like).
With notifications, you will get information from the Danalock app about the status of Auto unlock. You will see if the function is running and you will get notifications when leaving and entering the Auto unlock zone/home zone. Also, you will get a notification on how the auto unlock process went - if it was a success or if it failed.
On Android 12 and down, the app gets permission by default to show notifications. Android 13 and up the Danalock app will ask for permission. If that permission was denied during the initial setup of the app, you will have to go to the system setting of the app to grant permission.
Auto Unlock timeout
The timeout function is set to 29 minutes. This is how long the app will wait for the lock to get in range once you have entered the Auto unlock zone/home zone. If you get inside the zone but take longer than 29 minutes to get home the Auto unlock will not happen.
This cannot be adjusted in the Android app.
Geofence radius / Home zone radius (In-app Danalock setting)
By default, the radius of your home zone is set to 200/500 meters depending on what app version you are using. You can set this as low as 200 meters and up to 1000 meters.
If you set a high radius, you might not reach your lock before the Auto unlock timeout mentioned in the above section has parsed, especially if you are on foot or on a bike. Adjust this to your most used situation.
At the same time, a too-low radius and an approach by car could mean that the phones' locations service has not been updated and a delayed auto unlock could happen.
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