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12-22-2016 09:00 AM
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  1. ranphi's Avatar
    Ha! I've had this phone for a week and a day now, and only just realized yesterday that it has a dock that's available from the bottom of the lock screen that gives you quick access to the voice recorder, calculator, flashlight and camera, in addition to the controls that allow you to work with the picture files that are displayed on the default "magazine"-style lock screen that the phone uses.

    Definitely need to sit down and read the user manual I downloaded for this phone. I had thoroughly explored through all the Settings that are available through the phone's main Settings menu, but all of this stuff for the lock screen just doesn't exist there. It seems to only be accessible from this dock on the lock screen itself. :P
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    09-10-2016 01:59 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    It took me a while to find that too. I think I am going to follow you in your footsteps and download that manual.
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    09-10-2016 03:25 PM
  3. ranphi's Avatar
    Yeah, the thing that really surprises me about discovering this dock is that I read plenty of reviews and watched multiple videos about this phone before deciding to buy one and try it out for myself and I swear that not one of those reviews said boo about the lock screen dock. (Makes me wonder if any of the reviewers even knew about it). haha
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    09-10-2016 05:19 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I believe one of the vids about EMUI 4.0 that user samix posted did show that feature.
    Pretty cool!
    iOS comes to Android
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    09-10-2016 05:50 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    That's a nice addition! I will be sure to check it out if I get one
    09-10-2016 06:59 PM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    Ooh reading the manual, I just learned that you can hide apps with the default launcher, so I had to change back. I wonder what else I'll learn from this. I can deal without the app drawer if I can hide the apps I don't care for.
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    09-10-2016 09:59 PM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Ooh reading the manual, I just learned that you can hide apps with the default launcher, so I had to change back. I wonder what else I'll learn from this. I can deal without the app drawer if I can hide the apps I don't care for.
    Yes, that is a nice feature. Let us know what else you find!
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    09-11-2016 12:10 AM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    Yes, that is a nice feature. Let us know what else you find!
    Will do. Also, when you hide the apps, you can't find them in search. Found that out by accident.
    09-11-2016 08:33 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Will do. Also, when you hide the apps, you can't find them in search. Found that out by accident.
    That kind of sucks... They can be un hidden though right?
    09-11-2016 12:33 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    That kind of sucks... They can be un hidden though right?
    Yep, at any time.
    09-11-2016 12:35 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Yep, at any time.
    Cool, thanks for clarifying.
    09-11-2016 12:53 PM
  12. ranphi's Avatar
    Ooh reading the manual, I just learned that you can hide apps with the default launcher, so I had to change back. I wonder what else I'll learn from this. I can deal without the app drawer if I can hide the apps I don't care for.
    Yeah, I was surprised by that as well. Also they do the notification badges on the top right corner of icons, just like Apple does. They really did make things quite similar to iOS in a number of ways. :P

    But the default launcher still isn't going to win me over and replace Nova. I can't live without my custom gesture commands, custom grid size and being able to swap out icon packs. haha
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    09-11-2016 03:51 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah, I was surprised by that as well. Also they do the notification badges on the top right corner of icons, just like Apple does. They really did make things quite similar to iOS in a number of ways.

    But the default launcher still isn't going to win me over and replace Nova. I can't live without my custom gesture commands, custom grid size and being able to swap out icon packs. haha
    I don't blame you at all. I keep changing, at least you can change the icons when/if you get bored.
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    09-11-2016 05:03 PM
  14. chankz's Avatar
    Any chance you could take a screen shot?
    09-11-2016 07:06 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    Any chance you could take a screen shot?
    Not the OP but
    Attached Thumbnails Just realized this phone has an iPhone-like Control Center on the lock screen-2640.jpg  
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    09-11-2016 07:33 PM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Yeah, I was surprised by that as well. Also they do the notification badges on the top right corner of icons, just like Apple does. They really did make things quite similar to iOS in a number of ways.

    But the default launcher still isn't going to win me over and replace Nova. I can't live without my custom gesture commands, custom grid size and being able to swap out icon packs. haha
    The notification badges are awesome. I use Nova /TeslaUnread to get badges on my note 7. But it is nice to have a built in option
    09-11-2016 07:50 PM
  17. ranphi's Avatar
    Interesting... Libra89's screenshot of the lock screen dock is different from mine with what's shown for the first app icon. His is voicemail, whereas mine is the recorder. Hmmm... Maybe that's due to my using Google Voice for voicemail (and calls) and thus I don't use the regular voicemail app...?

    Just realized this phone has an iPhone-like Control Center on the lock screen-screenshot_2016-09-11-19-53-08.jpg

    Too bad they don't seem to give you the option to alter the apps that are available with this dock. That would have been a nice bonus feature, IMO.
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    09-11-2016 07:58 PM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    Interesting... Libra89's screenshot of the lock screen dock is different from mine with what's shown for the first app icon. His is voicemail, whereas mine is the recorder. Hmmm... Maybe that's due to my using Google Voice for voicemail (and calls) and thus I don't use the regular voicemail app...?

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    Too bad they don't seem to give you the option to alter the apps that are available with this dock. That would have been a nice bonus feature, IMO.
    Wow, that's interesting that it is different.

    I tapped it thanks to your observation and it takes me to the sound recorder. Do you have a custom launcher, or mods or something along those lines? I just have the default launcher at the moment.
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    09-11-2016 09:10 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Too bad you can't reorganize apps... Guess not a big deal so long as it had the apps you need
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    09-11-2016 09:14 PM
  20. ranphi's Avatar
    Wow, that's interesting that it is different.

    I tapped it thanks to your observation and it takes me to the sound recorder. Do you have a custom launcher, or mods or something along those lines? I just have the default launcher at the moment.
    Yeah, I'm using Nova Launcher and a theme for EMUI-based phones, that's available from the XDA Forums. Those are the only "mods" I've done to it. I'm guessing it's the "VUI" theme, if it's either of those things that are causing this difference...
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    09-11-2016 09:17 PM
  21. libra89's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm using Nova Launcher and a theme for EMUI-based phones, that's available from the XDA Forums. Those are the only "mods" I've done to it. I'm guessing it's the "VUI" theme, if it's either of those things that are causing this difference...
    Ooh okay. Yeah I think that's probably it too.
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    09-11-2016 09:26 PM
  22. orangecroc's Avatar
    How do you get the lock apps to show. It popped up on mine in emui5 when I was cleaning the screen but couldn't work out how I did it.
    12-08-2016 11:18 AM
  23. libra89's Avatar
    How do you get the lock apps to show. It popped up on mine in emui5 when I was cleaning the screen but couldn't work out how I did it.
    In my experience, you have to be on the lock screen, and just pull up from the very bottom of the screen.
    12-08-2016 11:31 AM
  24. dpham00's Avatar
    How do you get the lock apps to show. It popped up on mine in emui5 when I was cleaning the screen but couldn't work out how I did it.
    Swipe up from the bottom on the lock screen.
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    12-08-2016 11:32 AM
  25. orangecroc's Avatar
    Wasn't working a little while ago, but does now. Looks very different with my theme
    12-08-2016 11:36 AM
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