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    Hi
    I recently switched phones. When using any music app (Google Music, Amazon MP3 Player, blinkbox, Soundcloud) on my old phone I used to get shortcuts on my PIN screen with skip forward, skip backward and play/pause keys when using one of these apps. Now on my current phone they arent there, and I have to unlock the phone just to skip or pause a track. Is there a way to force them to appear on the PIN screen?

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    Do you have a Samsung phone by any chance? If so, it's a conscious decision on Samsung's design. If you use a secure lockscreen, you can't have lockscreen widgets at all, because that kinda defeats the purpose of a secure lockscreen, being able to access any data from a widget. You should still be able to pull down on the notification bar and have your music player available there, if it has notification controls (which most players do).
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    Hi
    No, its an Alcatel.
    I had the skip, skip back and play/pause keys on my last phone but wasn't able to swipe down from the notifications bar.
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    I haven't owned any Alcatel ones, but I suppose that if Samsung made that choice, others might have taken the same route as well.

    If you set your lockscreen to a non-secure one, like swipe to unlock, do you have the lockscreen widgets?

    Can you see the controls in your notification bar at least?
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    Slide to unlock doesn't offer any lock screen shortcuts either. There are notifications in the var, bytes cant access them without unlocking the phone

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