03-19-2014 01:56 PM
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  1. Dx3me's Avatar
    Guys,

    I just received my S4 today, and I totally love it!
    However, I do have an issue with the lock screen widgets...

    I went to Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen | Android Central , as I want to add a camera shortcut to my lockscreen.
    However, in the video at 0:29 it shows LOTS of options that I don't have?

    I only have the following option under my 'Lock Screen Widgets" menu;
    - Favorite Apps or Camera (which is greyed out, so I can't access it)
    - Clock or personal mesage
    - Edit personal message
    ----------------------------
    How can I get access to all the settings that the video shows me?
    05-07-2013 08:36 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Guys,

    I just received my S4 today, and I totally love it!
    However, I do have an issue with the lock screen widgets...

    I went to Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen | Android Central , as I want to add a camera shortcut to my lockscreen.
    However, in the video at 0:29 it shows LOTS of options that I don't have?

    I only have the following option under my 'Lock Screen Widgets" menu;
    - Favorite Apps or Camera (which is greyed out, so I can't access it)
    - Clock or personal mesage
    - Edit personal message
    ----------------------------
    How can I get access to all the settings that the video shows me?
    I would try checking to see if you have any updates for your phone first. If that doesn't work, try rebooting into recovery and wiping the phone's cache, and check again.
    05-07-2013 09:07 AM
  3. Downtown Taco's Avatar
    I don't have an S4, but maybe dig around in the settings a bit? Otherwise, as previously mentioned, try clearing caches.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    05-07-2013 09:08 AM
  4. Dx3me's Avatar
    How do I boot into recovery mode, and wipe cache??
    05-07-2013 11:24 AM
  5. li2327's Avatar
    You should have Lock Screen under your general settings. Then choose Lock Screen Shortcuts. It should give you an option to change yourl options.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-07-2013 11:32 AM
  6. Practo's Avatar
    I have the same problems. Just downloaded and installed the AT&T update and the problem is still there - see screenshots below for reference:

    Photo Album - Imgur
    05-07-2013 01:41 PM
  7. AlphaVictor87's Avatar
    Guys,

    I just received my S4 today, and I totally love it!
    However, I do have an issue with the lock screen widgets...

    I went to Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen | Android Central , as I want to add a camera shortcut to my lockscreen.
    However, in the video at 0:29 it shows LOTS of options that I don't have?

    I only have the following option under my 'Lock Screen Widgets" menu;
    - Favorite Apps or Camera (which is greyed out, so I can't access it)
    - Clock or personal mesage
    - Edit personal message
    ----------------------------
    How can I get access to all the settings that the video shows me?
    Its because you are using the pattern for unlock. I just tried putting in a pattern and my options were instantly limited to what you are seeing.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have the same problems. Just downloaded and installed the AT&T update and the problem is still there - see screenshots below for reference:

    Photo Album - Imgur
    same as OP, you are using the pattern for the unlock so i guess its part of tw
    Irwin Weingarten likes this.
    05-07-2013 03:59 PM
  8. Dx3me's Avatar
    @alpha; I just tried this and it works!!
    It is kinda stupid though why an extra layer of security would decrease certain options...
    AlphaVictor87 likes this.
    05-07-2013 04:22 PM
  9. quickrahn's Avatar
    Here is an option I would like, coming from HTC (new to the Galaxy) I was able to keep the lock screen on forever long as it was charging. My HTC 4g LTE would dim after 10 sec. while charging but would stay on.
    I don"t see anything remotely close to an option like this in the S4 lock screen settings. Or am I missing something? I can"t always use Smart Stay to keep the lock screen on. Any suggestions?
    05-07-2013 08:28 PM
  10. SimonZed's Avatar
    You should have Lock Screen under your general settings. Then choose Lock Screen Shortcuts. It should give you an option to change yourl options.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I have this issue myself, I dont have a 'Lock Screen Shortcuts' button at all, which means I cant add shortcuts to the lockscreen. Can you run through again how I fix this, I am new to Android (2 weeks) and cant work it out.

    And for what its worth I am using 'Swype' to unlock the lockscreen.

    THANKS
    05-08-2013 04:48 AM
  11. ehabnooh's Avatar
    The same to me also this option is completely absent from my menu also. Also tried every possible solution mentioned here, without any success.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    05-10-2013 03:44 PM
  12. ddot196's Avatar
    Not sure if some of y'all read the whole thread but if you have any security lock enabled you will not be able to have shortcuts.
    MBM7881 likes this.
    05-10-2013 08:29 PM
  13. Mastiha's Avatar
    I have no security enabled and the shortcuts option is not present in the Australian unbranded rom.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    05-10-2013 09:17 PM
  14. bergeronjc's Avatar
    I have no security enabled and the shortcuts option is not present in the Australian unbranded rom.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    Did you try scrolling left and right on the lock screen, on the widget that is on there? If I swipe left I go to the big box with all the shortcuts.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Android Central Forums
    05-10-2013 09:49 PM
  15. Mastiha's Avatar
    Nope, the option is not there. I've also install a UK ROM and the shortcut option is there (compare the screenshots below) . It looks like Samsung have disabled it in Australia. I was hoping that there would be a CSC setting to enable it but I haven't found anything yet.



    05-10-2013 10:31 PM
  16. ehabnooh's Avatar
    Mine is german unbranded ROM and it doesn't have it either.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk 2
    05-11-2013 12:38 AM
  17. mas zumbao's Avatar
    Just to confirm that changing the lock option from swipe to # code makes the option to have the shortcuts operable. It's kinda lame that it won't work with the swipe!
    07-14-2013 12:52 AM
  18. Charles Peterson's Avatar
    About the lockscreen not sleeping while docked. Did u try display options or enable developer mode (goto settings, more, about, scroll down to build and tap 7 times to enable developer mode) see if the options in there
    07-27-2013 06:58 PM
  19. aleco009's Avatar
    i have the same problem what can i do to fix it
    08-30-2013 12:29 AM
  20. aleco009's Avatar
    Guys,

    I just received my S4 today, and I totally love it!
    However, I do have an issue with the lock screen widgets...

    I went to Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen | Android Central , as I want to add a camera shortcut to my lockscreen.
    However, in the video at 0:29 it shows LOTS of options that I don't have?

    I only have the following option under my 'Lock Screen Widgets" menu;
    - Favorite Apps or Camera (which is greyed out, so I can't access it)
    - Clock or personal mesage
    - Edit personal message
    ----------------------------
    How can I get access to all the settings that the video shows me?
    08-30-2013 12:46 AM
  21. aleco009's Avatar
    i had the options before but one day i decided to change my password and then i realize i ont have the options any more
    08-30-2013 01:20 AM
  22. aleco009's Avatar
    have no clue what to do even wipe the phone did not make a difference
    08-30-2013 01:22 AM
  23. ProfessorStein's Avatar
    So I had this problem as well, ironically found when I was reading the exact same page as the OP.

    I went to SETTINGS -> MY DEVICE -> LOCK SCREEN -> SCREEN LOCK as set it to Swipe. When I backed out a level, all of the shortcut and widget options were immediately available again.

    This "feature" could make sense two ways: 1) when you apply a real screen lock to your phone, Android is assuming you're interested in security (or you have a chronic problem with **** dialing) and it figures you don't want any way into the phone until it's truly unlocked, or 2) the pin and pattern locks already take up a lot of real estate, and Android figures there won't otherwise be enough physical space on the lock screen for widgets or shortcuts. Seems like they should've kept it open if you would like the option to have both, though, with appropriate warning messages as needed. Not sure why they completely remove the settings. That goes against the Android standards.


    @quickrahn - it's actually Android that has hidden the "stay awake when plugged in" setting, not Samsung or the Galaxy S4 itself. It's still there, but you have to activate Developer mode (DroidViews | How to Enable Developer Options/USB Debugging Mode on Devices with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean), and then go into SETTINGS ->MORE -> DEVELOPER OPTIONS and tick the "Stay Awake" setting. Why Google decided Stay Awake only applies to developers, I'm not exactly sure.
    09-23-2013 02:44 PM
  24. mazwakefield's Avatar
    Guys,

    I just received my S4 today, and I totally love it!
    However, I do have an issue with the lock screen widgets...

    I went to Three ways to add camera shortcuts to the Galaxy S4 lock screen | Android Central , as I want to add a camera shortcut to my lockscreen.
    However, in the video at 0:29 it shows LOTS of options that I don't have?

    I only have the following option under my 'Lock Screen Widgets" menu;
    - Favorite Apps or Camera (which is greyed out, so I can't access it)
    - Clock or personal mesage
    - Edit personal message
    ----------------------------
    How can I get access to all the settings that the video shows me?
    Hey,
    Did you ever find a work around for this? I had a Chinese s4 and was able to add a camera shortcut so in lock screen i just slide it up. Now i have an Australian s4 and i dont have the shortcut menu. SO FRUSTRATING! i used this all the time!
    09-29-2013 08:30 PM
  25. Darnell0216's Avatar
    Hey,
    Did you ever find a work around for this? I had a Chinese s4 and was able to add a camera shortcut so in lock screen i just slide it up. Now i have an Australian s4 and i dont have the shortcut menu. SO FRUSTRATING! i used this all the time!
    Did you read the post right before yours about switching to swipe to unlock to enable all lock screen options? If you're missing the options AND you're already on Swipe to unlock, is it a carrier branded phone that was altered?
    09-29-2013 08:36 PM
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