1. BlueOrbit's Avatar
    I've noticed that there appears to be no way to add widgets to a lock screen secured with a pass code. Widgets can be added to the lock screen, but the phone has to be unsecured, which is unacceptable.

    I found this app:


    Has anyone tried this app on a Note 3? Is this my only option, without rooting the Note 3?

    Thanks for any help...
    11-18-2013 02:30 PM
  2. dafuse's Avatar
    I tried it a few weeks ago, but I found it unstable, so I removed it. IT crashed a few times, and other times it just wouldn't appear. They may have fixed it by now. I plan on trying it again.
    11-18-2013 08:44 PM
  3. rivencap's Avatar
    I've tried it and even bought the paid version. It is unstable. I predict very soon another version will be out that will make it more stable. A new version just came out for the note 3 compatibility. My instability issue was I could see the originally lock every few times I wake up the phone. But it loaded and was very customizable. I'm waiting for another update.

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    11-20-2013 06:02 AM
  4. BlueOrbit's Avatar
    I have a 2013 Nexus 7 device running Kit Kat and I have no problems adding widgets to a lock screen secured with a pin. So this issue must be Samsung related. Has anyone been able to figure out how to do this on a Note 3? Perhaps a Kit Kat update will fix this... we can only hope...
    02-13-2014 04:06 PM
  5. dzigner's Avatar
    Hi @BlueOrbit
    I have nexus 7, but cannot add any widgets to lock screen with a pin. Can you guide me through this?
    02-13-2014 04:47 PM
  6. BlueOrbit's Avatar
    Hi @BlueOrbit
    I have nexus 7, but cannot add any widgets to lock screen with a pin. Can you guide me through this?
    In the widget area slide to right with your finger until you see a big + sign. Click on it and add widgets from a widget menu. Then if you have more than one widget, you can move through them on a lock screen by sliding to left or right. The default widget is the one which is to the right of all the other widgets (you can move them around).
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    02-13-2014 05:02 PM
  7. dzigner's Avatar
    oh thank you. Atleast I have nexus 7 now with widgets. still no go with note 10.1 2014 though.
    02-13-2014 05:12 PM
  8. October0103's Avatar
    I just loaded applauncher. Let's you put a widget on and use your camera, music and social apps from the lock screen.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-16-2014 11:38 AM
  9. beh's Avatar
    The whole point to securing a phone with a pin, password, etc. is to LOCK the phone. If you can use widgets on the lockscreen to bypass the security measure why are you even using a security message?
    02-16-2014 05:46 PM
  10. BlueOrbit's Avatar
    Well, Kit Kat allows us to add widgets to a lock screen without compromising security. I want to be able to view notifications on a lock screen and I can do this on a Kit Kat device like a Nexus 7. Why is this not possible on a Samsung Note 3?
    02-19-2014 06:09 PM
  11. vpblaze's Avatar
    There have been a couple other discussions about this as well. As of right now, on 4.3 there is no way to add widgets to the lock screen unless you only have swipe to unlock selected.

    Personally I agree with the OP. It's a huge downer. You lose out on some of the functionality of the lock screen.
    Not convenient as well.
    On my Note 2 I had the app row turned on my lock screen. Super handy!

    On a side note, having widgets on a lock screen doesn't make it any less secure. Apps can be restricted to their actions in a lock screen widget, as well, you can pick and choose what widget you would want on there. If you don't want someone reading your text messages on your lock screen, then don't put that widget on there... Or don't give you phone to another.

    Sent from my Note 3 using Tapatalk
    02-19-2014 06:25 PM

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