Galaxy S7: How to pin apps on the lock screen

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Lock screen


With the new version of Android (Marshmallow), the lock screen display 2 shortcuts to 2 apps that can be launched quickly directly from this screen. By default, Phone and Camera are the apps displayed. But it is possible to modify this setting and display your 2 favorites apps on the locks screen.

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Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Pin two applications on the lock screen


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps .

2. Touch Settings .

3. Sscroll to and touch Lock screen and security 1.

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4. Touch Info and app shortcuts.

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5. Touch App shortcuts.

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6. Touch Left shortcut.

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7. Swipe your finger from bottom to top 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 Members.

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

8. Touch Right shortcut.

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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 S Health.

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

10. Press the Power button two times in a row to access the lock screen.

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11. The shortcuts for the two apps you selected will be displayed on the lock screen.

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Launch an app from the lock screen


You can quickly launch 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.

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