How To: Change or add lock screen shortcuts on the Samsung Galaxy S III

Posted on Sep 28 2012 - 1:14pm by Brian

One of my favorite features of the Galaxy S III is the new and improved lock screen. With the latest version of TouchWiz, Samsung has not only included some key shortcut spots on the lock screen, they have also given you the ability to customize them and add your own selection of app shortcuts.

First–if you haven’t already–disable your lockscreen security, otherwise the ‘Lock screen options” will be greyed out. Go to Menu > Settings > Security

Then select Screen lock > enter your password > select Swipe/No security, and this will remove your screen lock

Now we can begin editing shortcuts. Select Lock screen options and select Shortcuts:

Now we can begin customizng the lockscreen shortcuts. You replace each one by tapping on it, or remove them completely by long pressing and dragging them to the trash can. Hit the “+” icon to re-add a shortcut.

To use your new shortcuts, simply select the shortcut and slide up–now your Galaxy S III will unlock and launch that application! For more helpful guides, check out our Galaxy S III Tip Collection.

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  1. Case September 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm -

    You have very cute wallpaper~

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