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Manage Information and Quick Tools on the Lock Screen of Your Phone

Some information just can't wait. Customize app shortcuts and choose which notifications appear on your Lock screen for instant access. This way, you can check what’s happening with your apps at a glance.

Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.


You can pick which apps send up-to-the-minute alerts and which you’re okay with saving for later. Maybe you need to keep up with your messages 24/7, but Facebook friend requests can wait until later. You can also hide the content and details of notifications on the Lock screen.

  1. Navigate to Apps and then touch Settings.

  2. Navigate to and select Notifications.

  3. To disable notifications from a specific app, touch the slider next to the desired app.

  4. To adjust notifications for a specific app, touch the desired app.

  5. Touch the slider next to the notification options to enable and disable them.

    Note: Notification options may vary by app.

App Shortcuts

Want instant access to your photo gallery? You can customize the app shortcuts display on the Lock screen. It’s easy to set up - just follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Apps and touch Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select App shortcuts.

  3. Touch Left shortcut.

  4. Select the desired app, and that app will now be displayed on the Lock screen.

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