How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

Last Update Date : Apr 13. 2018

Lock screen

With the new version of Android (Marshmallow), the lock screen display two shortcuts to two apps that can be launched quickly directly from this screen. By default, on the Canadian devices, Phone and Camera are the apps displayed. But it is possible to modify this setting and display your two favorites apps on the locks screen.

How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Pin two applications on the lock screen

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps
2 Touch Settings
3 Swipe to and touch Lock screen and security.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
4 Touch Info and app shortcuts.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
5 Touch App shortcuts.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
6 Touch Left shortcut.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
7 Swipe your finger up to access all available apps. Then select one of the two apps you can add to the lock screen. For this example, we choose Samsung Notes.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

Note : It is also possible to display no shortcut on the left side of the lock screen by touching the slider to turn off the function.

8 Touch Right shortcut.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
9 Swipe your finger from bottom to top to access all available apps. Then select the second app you can add to the lock screen. For this example, we choose Gallery.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

Note : It is also possible to display no shortcut on the right side of the lock screen by touching the slider to turn off the function .

10 Press the Power button two times in a row to access the lock screen.
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
11 The shortcuts for the two apps you selected will be displayed on the lock screen:
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

Quickly launch an app from the lock screen

You can quickly launch the selected apps from the lock screen. To do so, touch and hold the corresponding shortcut, on the lock screen, then swipe your finger in any direction on the screen.

How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?
How can I pin apps on the lock screen of my Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to quickly launch them?

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