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    Default Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    I cannot figure out how to get more than one widget on a single lock screen. I don't want to have to swipe through my lock screens one at a time. Can someone explain to me how this works?
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Welcome to Android Central! On stock Android, it's only one widget per lockscreen. On other devices with modified Android (like Samsung devices), you can have multiple widgets. What device do you have?
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Doh! I have the Nexus 5. I am probably returning it though as it gets terrible cell reception when compared to other phones (iPhone, HTC One) that my friends, who are also on T-Mobile, have.

    Oh well.. but thank you very much for the answer!
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Is the terrible cell reception based on bars only, or on your experience with trying to make and receive calls? I've noticed that my N5 often seems to underreport reception--I'll have 0-1 bars and have no problems with calls.
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    You can also install a third party lock screen replacement like WidgetLocker to have much more control over your lock screen.

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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Is the terrible cell reception based on bars only, or on your experience with trying to make and receive calls? I've noticed that my N5 often seems to underreport reception--I'll have 0-1 bars and have no problems with calls.
    I would say a little of column A, a little of column B. The bars are always very low.. and at my house it's rare that there are bars at all. When that happens and I can actually make a call it seems fine. However there has been several times where it tells me "No Service" when the GF standing next to me has 2 bars. I have yet to have a static issue and so far no dropped calls (once I can make them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by garublador View Post
    You can also install a third party lock screen replacement like WidgetLocker to have much more control over your lock screen.

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    Awesome. Thank you. Didn't know about that. I'm hoping this app also allows me to add the flashlight to the lockscreen, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molson622 View Post
    Awesome. Thank you. Didn't know about that. I'm hoping this app also allows me to add the flashlight to the lockscreen, too.
    You can. It makes the lock screen act like another home screen, but gives you slider options that let you open into whatever app you want.
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    WidgetLocker's good--Power Toggles also gives you that option as well.
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Quote Originally Posted by molson622 View Post
    there has been several times where it tells me "No Service" when the GF standing next to me has 2 bars
    But can she make calls. Motorola (pre-Google) used to be great with that. Their cheaper phones reported about 2 bars if you were within a galaxy or so of a cell tower, but you needed 5 out of 5 bars to make a call.

    There are no standards. What your N5 may show as 1 bar mine may show as 3 bars, but you may be getting better reception.

    I have yet to have a static issue
    You won't - this is digital. Either the packet is received and you hear what's in it, or it's not received (not completely - if one bit is missed, it's "not received") and you hear silence. On CDMA there's an in-between situation, where you're on the ragged edge of reception, and the signal sounds as if it's under water, but on GSM it's either there or not. (It's very seldom that a GSM signal "goes digital".)

    But it does sound as if 1) Your carrier isn't giving you much signal where you are and 2) the N5 isn't great on weak signals. That's why I always tell people to pick the carrier first. I don't care how cheap the plan is, how many minutes you get or how cheap that great new phone is - if there's no signal, your phone is a paper weight. My $400 Sprint phone didn't pick up a whisper in my niece's house. Her son's $10 Tracfone (on AT&T) works great, even in the basement. So he had (until I switched to AT&T) the better phone. His worked, mine didn't, and to me, "worked" is better than "didn't work".
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    Default Re: Multiple widgets on the lockscreen

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    But can she make calls.
    Yeah.. she can make calls. Although I actually haven't compared them both side by side making calls at the same time. That could be an interesting next experiment.

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