If you are an owner of a Chromebook, and need to lock it down so when you’re not around, enter your password each time is tedious. Interestingly, Google is making it easier to unlock the Chromebook if you have your Android phone with you.
Using Smart Lock for Android and Chromebook
To use what Google called “Smart Lock” feature, you’ll need an Android device running Android 5.0 or higher Lollipop. Also, your Chromebook running Chrome OS should be 40.x or higher, and this will require Bluetooth.
Before you start, make sure your Android phone is handy because you’ll need to pair the Chromebook and your phone via Bluetooth.
On your Chromebook to Settings> Show advanced settings. Then scroll down and click Smart Lock (Beta).You will need to log into your Google account again to verify it’s you, and then click Find your phone to start the installation wizard on the screen. Note that you will need to have the screen lock on your phone is enabled for this to work, too.
Once your phone has been found by the successful transplant Chromebook via Bluetooth, you will receive a verification message on your phone.Now, when you lock your Chromebook, all you need is your phone nearby, and a blue lock icon will appear with the text Click to enter your logon. Just click on the button Try it out.
Type in a password to unlock your computer everytime old. Microsoft has made this process a little easier by introducing PIN login features, and there are applications for the Mac that makes login easier, too.
And now Google is doing in the login process a snap if you own an Android phone. Keep in mind this is still in beta, and you may encounter some errors. But you can find more help in this help page Chrome