1. oceanclub's Avatar
    When I'm playing music I have to unlock the screen to perform forward, etc. Is there a way to display media controls on the Samsung S7 lock screen?

    P.
    03-14-2016 10:28 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I use gpm and media controls are on the lock screen. Which app are you using?
    03-14-2016 10:48 AM
  3. oceanclub's Avatar
    Spotify, Google Play and Podcast Addict.
    03-14-2016 05:50 PM
  4. airos4's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue - while playing Google Play Music, if you tap the power button to light up the screen it goes straight to the "swipe screen to unlock" screen with the shortcuts in the lower corners. No music controls at all. I use a pattern lock. I'd rather it went straight to the pattern instead of a "swipe to unlock" screen, and I'd like the music controls on whatever screen pops up first when I tap power.
    younggreenanne likes this.
    03-14-2016 08:59 PM
  5. rt9191's Avatar
    I had this problem also - you have to turn on notifications for the app, and then *also* turn on notifications for that app for the lock screen.

    Step 1 - Settings --> Notifications --> Turn on notifications for GPM (or other)

    Step 2 - Settings --> Lock screen & Security --> Notifications on lock screen --> turn on notifications for GPM.

    All done

    Edit: The above is actually for a regular S7, not the Edge, but my guess would be it's the same process.
    03-18-2016 08:25 AM
  6. Adiliyo's Avatar
    I had this problem also - you have to turn on notifications for the app, and then *also* turn on notifications for that app for the lock screen.

    Step 1 - Settings --> Notifications --> Turn on notifications for GPM (or other)

    Step 2 - Settings --> Lock screen & Security --> Notifications on lock screen --> turn on notifications for GPM.

    All done

    Edit: The above is actually for a regular S7, not the Edge, but my guess would be it's the same process.
    it's the same process. this should work for people who aren't seeing the notification for the app. i use GPM, spotify and podcast addict and see the controls on my lockscreen.
    03-18-2016 11:40 AM
  7. oceanclub's Avatar
    Thanks for this - very clear!
    03-18-2016 03:37 PM
  8. BlackKnight23's Avatar
    When I'm playing music I have to unlock the screen to perform forward, etc. Is there a way to display media controls on the Samsung S7 lock screen?

    P.
    I have the same issues on my S7 edge. I have notifications shown on lock screen and allow gpm to show. I've even done a FDR without luck. The album art is displayed with a white background. Only when I hold my finger in the white background do I see the controls showing in black pop up but they don't stay. When the phones unlocked and you access the pulldown menu it doesn't display properly there either it's the same white with just album art no controls.
    06-05-2016 12:48 PM
  9. msalisburyaz's Avatar
    thanks!!!!
    11-22-2016 02:53 AM
  10. stefangretar's Avatar
    Saved my day
    11-27-2016 03:21 PM
  11. Austin Chase's Avatar
    Perfect. Thank you
    01-18-2017 11:08 AM
  12. Timothy Kocik's Avatar
    That worked perfectly thank you!
    02-10-2017 09:27 PM
  13. rdvikas's Avatar
    after nougat update you can double tap on notifications icons to directly open app.
    And finally now you can CONTROL ANY MUSIC PLAYER FROM AOD (always on display).
    check this out
    02-16-2017 12:13 AM
  14. CJ JAYY's Avatar
    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! this has been annoying me for ages!
    02-21-2017 05:11 PM

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