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    Default lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    My previous phone was an S3, and I liked my home shortcuts on the lock screen with PIN password security set. Why is this feature gone in Note 3? Is there a workaround?
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    My previous phone was an S3 as well. You go to settings, go to lock screen options, enable shortcuts. You can choose your shortcuts. After that, at the top it says security: swipe. Click on it and you see my screen shot. Select pin option. Hope this helps. 😊



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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    I did try this, but it's still not working.

    1) I removed PIN security and changed to Swipe
    2) Within Swipe, I adjusted the settings to whatever I needed
    3) I then went back from Swipe to PIN security and set the PIN.
    4) No home shortcuts on the lock screen.

    What did I do wrong?
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    I dont like the fact that there is no swipe to unlock. For instance, I like to have a 20 minute timer before it locks, and a 2 minute timer before it goes to sleep. Yet I will put it in my pocket after I am done using it, and may take it out in 5 minutes, but when I press the power button or home button to unlock, it doesnt give me an option to swipe to unlock. It just opens up automatically to the home page. I dont like this, since I sometimes accidentally press a button as I am inserting in into my pocket, and the screen will stay on for a while. So I have to input my password everytime I unlock now, or swipe only, and no password.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontlookatme View Post
    I dont like the fact that there is no swipe to unlock. For instance, I like to have a 20 minute timer before it locks, and a 2 minute timer before it goes to sleep. Yet I will put it in my pocket after I am done using it, and may take it out in 5 minutes, but when I press the power button or home button to unlock, it doesnt give me an option to swipe to unlock. It just opens up automatically to the home page. I dont like this, since I sometimes accidentally press a button as I am inserting in into my pocket, and the screen will stay on for a while. So I have to input my password everytime I unlock now, or swipe only, and no password.
    There is most definitely swype to unlock... you can see it in the image posted above!
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    I will tell you what. I'll never lock my phone so I asked myself "why do you have the lock screen on?" i got rid of it completely and love it. Just hit the button and I'm on my home screen.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by zmann View Post
    I will tell you what. I'll never lock my phone so I asked myself "why do you have the lock screen on?" i got rid of it completely and love it. Just hit the button and I'm on my home screen.

    THE BEAST,,NOTE 3. SIZE IS EVERYTHING!!!
    I took a different approach. I want a password or PIN, if someone else gains possession of my phone but I don't want to have to enter it. Since I have a Pebble watch, I installed Delayed Lock. it has several options (location, wifi, bluetooth, etc). I choose bluetooth and paired the Pebble. Now if the Pebble is within 30 feet of the phone, I don't get asked for a PIN, but if the Pebble is off or out of Bluetooth range, then the phone locks and asks for a PIN. Simple solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    There is most definitely swype to unlock... you can see it in the image posted above!
    Yes there is a swipe to unlock but I also would like to have a pattern. On any other phone that I've owned. I had the ability to have it locked after 20 minutes. So if I woke it up under 20 minutes. I just had to swipe to unlock only. On this device, if it hasn't locked yet, and I press the home or power button, it goes straight to the home page, or what ever I was doing before. Which I would like to have the ability to swipe and maybe use the lock screen shortcuts and widgets.

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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    So you want a swipe and a pattern lock? Doesn't seem like much of a point in that. Takes a second just to make a pattern.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Before I start a new thread, I'm going to post my question here because it deals with the lock screen. I'm going to explain it to the best of my ability because I'm unable to take a screen shot when expanded.

    Has anyone had issues of the weather (accuweather) widget popping up expanding, while swiping to unlock the lock screen?

    I have tried disabling the widget refreshing (screen shot) or disabling the accuweather widget, etc. Nothing works.

    I'm using the swipe method to unlock the screen. If I have a higher security feature, like pattern or pin, it goes away. But I really just want the swipe feature.

    It doesn't matter if I have my personal message, owner information message, clock or date. The widget pops up and expand itself. Very irritating.

    Please help. I really don't want to load a third party lock screen app on. Or, at least confirm this is happening to you as well.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.







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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by doctorttt View Post
    I did try this, but it's still not working.

    1) I removed PIN security and changed to Swipe
    2) Within Swipe, I adjusted the settings to whatever I needed
    3) I then went back from Swipe to PIN security and set the PIN.
    4) No home shortcuts on the lock screen.

    What did I do wrong?
    Lock screen shortcuts are not compatible with any secured lock screen (i.e. signature, pattern, PIN, password) if your secured lock time is set to "Instantly with the power key or when the screen times out."

    However, if you don't mind the decreased security, you can increase the secured lock time, and the lock screen shortcuts will appear if you unlock your phone before reaching that threshold.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontlookatme View Post
    Yes there is a swipe to unlock but I also would like to have a pattern. On any other phone that I've owned. I had the ability to have it locked after 20 minutes. So if I woke it up under 20 minutes. I just had to swipe to unlock only. On this device, if it hasn't locked yet, and I press the home or power button, it goes straight to the home page, or what ever I was doing before. Which I would like to have the ability to swipe and maybe use the lock screen shortcuts and widgets.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    I wonder if this is specific to the Verizon version (or perhaps just your device?).

    I'm on AT&T and my screen times out after 3 minutes and locks after 15. If I wake my phone before 15 minutes, I get a swipe to unlock screen, complete with lock screen shortcuts (interestingly, no widgets, though).
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivencap View Post
    Before I start a new thread, I'm going to post my question here because it deals with the lock screen. I'm going to explain it to the best of my ability because I'm unable to take a screen shot when expanded.

    Has anyone had issues of the weather (accuweather) widget popping up expanding, while swiping to unlock the lock screen?

    I have tried disabling the widget refreshing (screen shot) or disabling the accuweather widget, etc. Nothing works.

    I'm using the swipe method to unlock the screen. If I have a higher security feature, like pattern or pin, it goes away. But I really just want the swipe feature.

    It doesn't matter if I have my personal message, owner information message, clock or date. The widget pops up and expand itself. Very irritating.

    Please help. I really don't want to load a third party lock screen app on. Or, at least confirm this is happening to you as well.

    Thank you for any help you can give me.







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    I feel your pain. I tend to swipe down to unlock, but start too high and it just expands the widget instead. Hate it. Trying to retrain myself to swipe up instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkcb View Post
    I feel your pain. I tend to swipe down to unlock, but start too high and it just expands the widget instead. Hate it. Trying to retrain myself to swipe up instead.

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    Thank you for letting me know it's not just my phone. Ugh...growing pains with a new phone. Lol.

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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Coming from HTC Sense, I agree with this. Even when I had a PIN set, the four app shortcuts would still show on the lock screen. For example, if I know I'm unlocking my phone to use the dialer, I would have the phone app on the lock screen shortcuts, then simply I'd drag that app, and the UI would prompt me to put in my PIN. After I do that, it right away pulls up my phone application. Not a big deal or a deal breaker, but it was a nice shortcut.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    They use to be compatible with 4.2 in ny note 2 but since I've updated it I'm experiencing the same issue.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    There really isn't a point to securing your phone if you can still access it!! If anyone could just get your phone and get to apps you have set on your lock screen that would be the equivalent of not having a lock screen. IMO, the point of having a lock screen is to keep the phone LOCKED/SECURE.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    So I have switched to the Note 3 and was hoping this feature would be available but no dice.
    Locks teen shortcuts are only available on the swipe screen.
    Swipe doesn't offer any security at all.
    Kind of disappointing. Guess we can't have our cake and eat it too. I really like the swipe screen. Quick access to some apps and the widgets are super handy. The pin lock screen is kind of a joke. Just a simple pin pad. Not impressed.

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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Just got my Note 3 a couple of days ago, and it's really frustrating that I have to either draw the pattern every time or just go with no security at all. I have it set to lock after a certain period of time and I've already had a couple instances of the phone doing things in my pocket because there's no swipe to unlock before that threshold. Hoping there's a fix for this soon.
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    Yeah here is hoping. That swipe to unlock was a nice feature.
    It was a quick and easy step and allowed for password protection.
    I am hoping they bring back some of the lock screen features.
    Don't get me wrong, I freaking love the widgets! But I can only use PIN lock because I use the SkipLock app. Why not allow for the same features on the PIN lock as the other lock screens?

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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by doctorttt View Post
    My previous phone was an S3, and I liked my home shortcuts on the lock screen with PIN password security set. Why is this feature gone in Note 3? Is there a workaround?
    Same thing for me on my Note 2. As usual with Samsung's updates, one step forward and three steps backward.

    On top of it my phone has consistently slowed down. I'm thinking of rooting it and install back the previous ROM.
    Last edited by Haey Bee; 12-29-2013 at 08:09 PM.
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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Three step backwards is right.
    It just confuses me beyond belief why they would mess up the PIN lock screen. Why fix something if it's not broken!

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    Default Re: lock screen home shortcuts are gone with pin password set in note 3? Why!??!?

    Quote Originally Posted by doctorttt View Post
    I did try this, but it's still not working.

    1) I removed PIN security and changed to Swipe
    2) Within Swipe, I adjusted the settings to whatever I needed
    3) I then went back from Swipe to PIN security and set the PIN.
    4) No home shortcuts on the lock screen.

    What did I do wrong?
    nothing was done wrong... I have a solution for a pattern unlock tho... once you put in your password, do not lift your finger and hold it there and your shortcuts should pop up

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