1. rossnovak123's Avatar
    Hi All. Hope everyone is enjoying their S4. Got mine yesterday around noon and loving it so far. Anyone been able to add shortcuts to the lock screen? Particularly Camera?
    05-23-2013 10:33 AM
  2. Coffeeman's Avatar
    I use WidgetLocker, which is a lot more flexible.
    05-23-2013 10:38 AM
  3. mattskent's Avatar
    Hi All. Hope everyone is enjoying their S4. Got mine yesterday around noon and loving it so far. Anyone been able to add shortcuts to the lock screen? Particularly Camera?
    Settings --> My Device --> Lock screen --> Shortcuts
    Turn that on, and tap on it to customize. You can put any of your apps there, up to 5 at once.
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    05-23-2013 02:17 PM
  4. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    Just got mine yesterday and following your instructions there is nothing that says "shortcuts" in the lock screen area...
    05-23-2013 05:28 PM
  5. mattskent's Avatar
    Hmm, see this screenshot...it's right in the middle on mine.Shortcuts on Lock Screen-uploadfromtaptalk1369368183815.jpg
    05-23-2013 11:03 PM
  6. jzamorski's Avatar
    Is there a way to hardcode the apps you want? I only see the option for favorite apps... which I assume is just most frequent. I am new to touchwiz though, so I might be missing something simple.
    05-24-2013 08:16 AM
  7. mattskent's Avatar
    If you click on the word Shortcuts there's actually a sub-menu in there where they can be configured. Took me a minute to figure out as well.
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    05-24-2013 08:22 AM
  8. jzamorski's Avatar
    If you click on the word Shortcuts there's actually a sub-menu in there where they can be configured. Took me a minute to figure out as well.
    Thank you sir!
    05-24-2013 08:42 AM
  9. Tommy Bayshore's Avatar
    Technically, there is really no "lock screen" when using swipe mode Samsung just calls it that, the only way to have widgets on the main screen is to take all security away correct?
    05-24-2013 08:54 AM
  10. mattskent's Avatar
    Technically, there is really no "lock screen" when using swipe mode Samsung just calls it that, the only way to have widgets on the main screen is to take all security away correct?
    Ah, that must have been why you didn't see the Shortcuts setting. Yes, apparently with this phone the only way to have widgets or shortcuts on the stock lock screen is to have it in swipe mode. It's still a "lock screen" in the sense that it keeps it from turning on and doing random things in your pocket.
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    05-24-2013 09:01 AM
  11. DJBeanPole's Avatar
    Ah, that must have been why you didn't see the Shortcuts setting. Yes, apparently with this phone the only way to have widgets or shortcuts on the stock lock screen is to have it in swipe mode. It's still a "lock screen" in the sense that it keeps it from turning on and doing random things in your pocket.


    I havent been able to get the whole camera widget working on the swipe lockscreen. I have selected it to ON and it tells me to swipe from right to left go access camera. Doing so just unlocks the phone as normal?
    05-24-2013 01:10 PM
  12. mattskent's Avatar
    I havent been able to get the whole camera widget working on the swipe lockscreen. I have selected it to ON and it tells me to swipe from right to left go access camera. Doing so just unlocks the phone as normal?
    You have to swipe at the top of the screen, over the clock.
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    05-24-2013 01:15 PM
  13. garavin's Avatar
    Too bad, because I'd like to keep my S4 secured via a PIN and have access to the lock screen widgets. I suppose I can live without them though.
    05-24-2013 02:56 PM
  14. rossnovak123's Avatar
    Ah, that must have been why you didn't see the Shortcuts setting. Yes, apparently with this phone the only way to have widgets or shortcuts on the stock lock screen is to have it in swipe mode. It's still a "lock screen" in the sense that it keeps it from turning on and doing random things in your pocket.
    And that's why I miss stock Android. Can't wait for easy root solution!
    05-24-2013 05:00 PM
  15. Coffeeman's Avatar
    Too bad, because I'd like to keep my S4 secured via a PIN and have access to the lock screen widgets. I suppose I can live without them though.
    This is what you can do with WidgetLocker. You can also add pin or pattern lock.
    Attached Thumbnails Shortcuts on Lock Screen-image.jpg  
    05-24-2013 05:09 PM
  16. Saw Eh's Avatar
    I bought my gs4 from optus and reckon they disable lockscreen shortcuts. Althiugh in in swipe mode, there is no shortcuts option. Does soneone knows how to resolve this? Thanks in advance
    05-27-2013 07:52 AM
  17. Saw Eh's Avatar
    Did you resolve your question? I also the same problem and need some help too
    05-27-2013 07:56 AM

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