1. MrNapa's Avatar
    Hello. New to Android (made jump from iPhone 4) and loving it. The one thing I would like to see is the ability to quickly access the camera function from the lock screen. It seems like that is an option, but for whatever reason is not available right now? Any ideas that don't involve leaving my device unlocked? All suggestions very much appreciated!
    07-10-2013 12:47 AM
  2. tawnyy's Avatar
    Go into screen lock options, set it to "swipe," and then click "multiple lock screen widgets" under "swipe" options; this allows you to turn the lock screen camera/widget option to "on." It doesn't seem to be available if you have password or other protection used on the lock screen.
    07-10-2013 06:35 PM
  3. keemody's Avatar
    Thanks!!! You helped me with this one. I couldn't figure out why mine was greyed out.
    07-11-2013 04:45 PM
  4. MrNapa's Avatar
    Thanks for replying tawnyy. Unfortunately for me I can't leave my phone to "swipe" only; too much sensitive information on it. Hopefully a future update will "fix" this. The ability to get to my camera app ASAP is one thing I do miss about my iPhone.
    07-12-2013 05:14 AM
  5. ghostshell's Avatar
    you can download an iphone lock screen that will allow access to the camera, works on mine when i played with it and i have Passcode enabled.
    07-15-2013 08:00 PM
  6. MrNapa's Avatar
    thanks for the suggestion. any particular app you like best? there's quite a few, apparently. anyway, thanks again.
    07-16-2013 04:23 PM
  7. forumreader35's Avatar
    I use pin passcode and by turning on swipe can have the shortcuts too, just enter pin after swipe and the phone unlocks to starting you app. Also works with the camera, press and hold screen and rotate to horizontal, enter pin and camera app opens.
    GT-I9100 GSII with android 4.1.2
    08-08-2013 09:07 PM
  8. Joseph_Hughman's Avatar
    I know this is a very late response, but if you still have the same phone or another galaxy i found a solution for you. Change the security setting to swipe (no security), and then change the lock screen widgets to Camera on "Favorite app or Camera". When you go back and re-establish a password, the setting will be greyed out and locked on camera instead.
    04-10-2014 09:48 AM
  9. Jenny Eldershaw's Avatar
    Nice idea, but it doesn't seem to work. When I add a pin or pattern to my lockscreen the camera widget is disabled...in fact it disappears.
    11-25-2014 08:55 AM
  10. Bill_Lee's Avatar
    Go into screen lock options, set it to "swipe," and then click "multiple lock screen widgets" under "swipe" options; this allows you to turn the lock screen camera/widget option to "on." It doesn't seem to be available if you have password or other protection used on the lock screen.
    12-10-2014 04:08 AM
  11. Bill_Lee's Avatar
    Where is the screen lock option???
    12-10-2014 04:10 AM
  12. J-CR's Avatar
    I've been trying to change my location and understand I will need to do this under the Lock Screen tab; however, the lock screen widgets tab is greyed out. Even though I've changed my location (including time) the phone continues to revert back to the last place I visited and I can't change this. Any suggestions .. this is very frustrating??
    01-14-2015 11:21 AM

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