1. Michelangelo Marchiorello Dal Corno's Avatar
    Hy guys, is it possible to have my phone protected with a pattern lock but be able to access the camera swiping left as i did with my S3? I was running Jellybam so i was wondering if stock fw allows that! It's so annoying that i need to unlock the phone all the times and then click the camera app.. Even the iPhone has this feature and it's miles behind android! Thanks!
    Calidoc likes this.
    05-05-2013 06:22 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I'm wondering the same thing bro
    I wish it atleast had the swipe to pin so I could play around with the floating finger light while still having a passlock on it
    05-05-2013 09:44 PM
  3. vasekvi's Avatar
    Sent from my Samsung GS4 using Tapatalk

    I was wondering the same thing too. I don't have a pattern lock on the phone for this very reason. Well that and now I've gotten used to swiping to the right and using the remote control. But I'd be ok without the remote if there was a way to have the pattern lock work with the camera shortcut.
    05-05-2013 11:24 PM
  4. Michelangelo Marchiorello Dal Corno's Avatar
    i guess we'll just have to wait for an update... or root the phone... but rooting after a week and installing a custom rom loosing all new features seems quite too much just to have a fast swipe to the camera app...
    05-06-2013 09:03 AM
  5. vasekvi's Avatar
    In the meantime before / if a solution ever comes out you can make the camera a widget to be able to use from the lock screen before the time out hits to make you use the pattern. It's not the same I know but it's all we got right now.

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-07-2013 01:55 PM
  6. Calidoc's Avatar
    In the meantime before / if a solution ever comes out you can make the camera a widget to be able to use from the lock screen before the time out hits to make you use the pattern. It's not the same I know but it's all we got right now.

    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    So, how do you do this?
    05-07-2013 09:16 PM
  7. vasekvi's Avatar
    Go to settings/my device/lock screen/

    Set screen lock to pattern.

    Go back to lock screen settings.

    Check multiple widgets, and then turn the shortcuts switch on, then tap on it to set your shortcuts.



    Sent from my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    05-07-2013 10:00 PM
  8. fantom305's Avatar
    This is a video from the main page of Android Central where it shows how to add camera and other shortcuts to the lock screen
    Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen - YouTube
    05-07-2013 11:25 PM
  9. aardvarkgeo's Avatar
    Does this work? I can't get to multiple widgets if I have set up pattern lock?
    06-17-2013 02:15 AM
  10. jsierra1010's Avatar
    No , the option to add widgets on the lock screen does not work when you have a pattern lock.
    06-20-2013 10:40 AM
  11. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Does this work? I can't get to multiple widgets if I have set up pattern lock?
    Same here...I don't think it works
    06-20-2013 10:53 AM
  12. Becky Yang's Avatar
    It's not working for me either. I'm so annoyed this isn't a function on the phone. I want security and quick access to the camera as there's no time to login when one wants to take a quick fleeting pic. This is standard stuff....there's got to be a way or some update that will take place....i got this phone b/c of the camera power and now to have to leave the phone screen unlocked w/o a password just to use the camera - that's pretty backwards. If anyone has any luck figuring this out, pls let me know
    Lina Figueiredo likes this.
    07-26-2013 10:59 PM
  13. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    It's not working for me
    In the new version of Widgetlocker you can open camera from behind your pattern lock.
    The new update of WL incorporates bezel swipes from both left and right sides. Swiping from the left opens app shortcuts, still protected with pass code. But swiping from the right side of the screen opens the camera, you don't have to put in your pass code. You won't have access to your gallery but you can still snap photos.
    Give it up to Widgetlocker for listening to people's requests.
    07-27-2013 10:15 AM
  14. swent1's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but doesn't GO Locker allow for this?

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using AC Forums mobile app
    07-28-2013 11:00 AM
  15. Topgonzo's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but doesn't GO Locker allow for this?

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using AC Forums mobile app
    Yes it does

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-28-2013 11:22 AM
  16. gator92's Avatar
    I don't have any icons that say multiple widgets, under lock screen. Why is that?
    07-30-2013 02:50 PM
  17. mattdeffy's Avatar
    Hy guys, is it possible to have my phone protected with a pattern lock but be able to access the camera swiping left as i did with my S3? I was running Jellybam so i was wondering if stock fw allows that! It's so annoying that i need to unlock the phone all the times and then click the camera app.. Even the iPhone has this feature and it's miles behind android! Thanks!
    This missing feature on my Samsung galaxy s4 is probably the most annoying thing that should be included but isn't, but I've sort of found a way around it though. It's not necessarily having a pattern or pin lock screen and having a camera short cut but it works pretty well for me.
    What I did is I disabled the pattern lock on my phone and just had the swipe so I could access all my favourite apps when you swipe right, but then I installed App Lock and password protected all my most precious apps that I wouldn't want people seeing. So all the apps on my favourites but not the camera basically. This app works from the lock screen, and it also works for when you go on the camera and you can password the Gallery so it's literally just the camera that can be used with no access if someone's tried to sneak a peek at your photos.
    This is the best I could figure out without having to get an app which creates a lock screen for you and ends up being glitchy or not working half the time.
    12-09-2013 07:01 PM

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