06-21-2014 03:08 PM
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  1. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    Dear All:

    I like analog clocks and have always put an analog clock on my lock screen.

    In this case, I think Samsung has disabled the functionality (or feature) of allowing widgets of ANY sort to go on the Lock Screen!! I hope someone educates me on how to do it or tells me that I'm incorrect, but I fear that this is the case. This would be awfully stupid. Why remove features like widgets to customize? That is the raison d'etre of the more current phones and the more current Android versions.

    Any advice please?

    Thanks in advance.
    04-10-2014 06:21 PM
  2. redhat1001's Avatar
    There was a thread earlier, but no, there is no adding widgets to this phone on the lockscreen. No option like the s4.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 06:42 PM
  3. trickym81's Avatar
    This is unfortunate. I wonder if alternate lock screens will eventually be able to use the fingerprint scanner so that you can have a lock screen with widgets.
    04-10-2014 07:04 PM
  4. Joe113's Avatar
    Wait.... so you can't have lockscreen widgets with this phone?! The helll? #FAIL
    04-10-2014 08:41 PM
  5. redhat1001's Avatar
    Correct. Can't add DIGI clock or similar. Big let down.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 08:45 PM
  6. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    may i ask why digi clock is different from the stock digital clock on Samsung's own overlay?

    i'm struggling with having to live with the inability to have widgets on the Lock Screen. this is entirely idiotic, excuse my french!

    there is no reason whatsoever to remove a tiny little feature like this.

    it's akin to removing one file that is 20KB in order to try to "save memory" in this day and age.

    as bogged down and as cumbersome as the Samsung overlay is, removing this feature is ridiculous. this is not THE reason that the Samsung overlay to Android is consuming more than 50% of our "in phone" memory! ugh. disappointed, to say the least. poor judgement.
    04-10-2014 09:04 PM
  7. Joe113's Avatar
    This plus no DL Booster = me not getting the S5.
    04-10-2014 09:21 PM
  8. atg284's Avatar
    If you have the S-view case will you be able to view time and basic info? Not sure if I will get that case or not. Still kind of expensive :/
    04-10-2014 09:24 PM
  9. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    i suppose i'm being overly specific, but i like analog clocks. maybe it's quirky, but anyhoo...

    another issue cropped up:

    the so-called Auto Brightness feature doesn't seem to work "out of the box".

    the phone is not sensitive to the brightness of its environment except for when the "Auto Brightness" feature was selected. Thereafter, it would remain overly bright ad infinitum until one unchecks the Auto Brightness box and then re-checks it.

    ugh.

    i wonder if this is a feature that Samsung can fix via their next firmware update?
    04-10-2014 09:29 PM
  10. redhat1001's Avatar
    If you add your own wallpaper and it happens to be light in color or white, you are out of luck trying to see the default clock on the lockscreen.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 09:32 PM
  11. atg284's Avatar
    i suppose i'm being overly specific, but i like analog clocks. maybe it's quirky, but anyhoo...

    another issue cropped up:

    the so-called Auto Brightness feature doesn't seem to work "out of the box".

    the phone is not sensitive to the brightness of its environment except for when the "Auto Brightness" feature was selected. Thereafter, it would remain overly bright ad infinitum until one unchecks the Auto Brightness box and then re-checks it.

    ugh.

    i wonder if this is a feature that Samsung can fix via their next firmware update?
    There always seems to be an auto brightness issue for some reason. They are usually not extreme but yours kind of seems like it. I would power the phone down (hold power, restart) and see if that helps.
    04-10-2014 09:35 PM
  12. atg284's Avatar
    Also...side note...If you you Nova launcher (or other launcher) will you be able to add a lock screen clock?
    04-10-2014 09:36 PM
  13. katmandoo122's Avatar
    No idea what they did this...perhaps it was a security issue with the FP lock. I don't think the iPhone let's you add an analog clock either.

    Has anyone tried third party lock screens?
    04-10-2014 09:41 PM
  14. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    If you add your own wallpaper and it happens to be light in color or white, you are out of luck trying to see the default clock on the lockscreen.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    @redhat1001: thank you for being so precise and observant. correct!! i added a picture of my buddy (my doggie!) and there happens to be some white-ish part at the upper left corner of the picture. oh well, the clock is essentially non-functional as you can't really read the time.

    idiotic to not allow widgets on the Lock Screen. sigh.
    04-10-2014 09:46 PM
  15. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    No idea what they did this...perhaps it was a security issue with the FP lock. I don't think the iPhone let's you add an analog clock either.

    Has anyone tried third party lock screens?
    however, the S4 allows me to add an anolog clock without compromising on the security of its building
    04-10-2014 09:57 PM
  16. katmandoo122's Avatar
    however, the S4 allows me to add an anolog clock without compromising on the security of its building
    I agree, but the S4 doesn't have a fingerprint scanner. I'm not saying that's the reason...just supposition.
    04-10-2014 10:15 PM
  17. ab304945's Avatar
    Dont matter to me, i nvr really used the lock screen widgets
    04-10-2014 10:20 PM
  18. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    Dont matter to me, i nvr really used the lock screen widgets
    i totally understand. most folks prefer digital clocks so to have a lock screen widget to change that to an analog clock would be atypical.

    it is a very subjective thing: analog vs digital clocks!
    04-10-2014 11:36 PM
  19. puremeerkat's Avatar
    I noticed that when I got mine.. hmm

    At least touch wiz is really smooth. Even more so then sense on my One M7

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-10-2014 11:53 PM
  20. Joe113's Avatar
    Has anyone tried turning off the fingerprint scanner, making sure it is 100% off/disabled then try to add a lock screen widget?!
    04-11-2014 12:06 PM
  21. Achilles_88's Avatar
    In addition to not having lock screen widgets, it seems that you also lose a lot of lock screen options. Now all I can have as a unlock effect is damn bubbles!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-11-2014 05:23 PM
  22. Dualmonitors's Avatar
    while i totally understand that me liking an analog clock on my Lock Screen is a bit out of the ordinary, it ought not be a crippled feature set on a flagship phone in 2014!

    the current only option, which is the default digital clock, is furthermore in white text ONLY. this creates a problem for those of us with a wallpaper that is light in color. at the very least, they ought to allow to select several color options for the text of the digital clock, if not an entire gamut of colors, maybe just 5 colors? ugh!
    04-11-2014 06:23 PM
  23. Achilles_88's Avatar
    Bubble lock screen! I curse the!

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-12-2014 11:07 AM
  24. Michael Meade's Avatar
    You can actually change both the lock screen and the home screen, but it's a bit deceiving on how to do it.

    Press and hold on an empty spot in your home screen. When the menu comes up, in the lower left hand corner is the wallpaper setting.
    Select Wallpaper, then select Lock Screen. It will say wallpaper at the top, but you can still select images.
    Once you've selected the image you like, tap "set wallpaper" at the top.
    Verify it's done by pressing sleep and then bringing it back up.

    Done!

    As for widgets, I'm not familiar enough w/ android to see if it's possible, so I'm sorry I'm not much help there. I'm a recent convert from Win7.
    04-12-2014 11:02 PM
  25. Khorso's Avatar
    Hi,
    Yes it's possible!
    Press and hold on an empty spot in your home screen. When the menu comes up, in the middle you'll see ''Widgets'' setting.
    Select widgets, then select analog clock which you've downloaded before. Press and hold on the clock then transfer it to where ever you want. I've done it on my S5.
    Hope it helps :-)

    OBS!
    My mistake, sorry! Seems is not possible!
    04-14-2014 03:18 AM
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