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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add, Remove and Rearrange Lock Screen

There are some unlock methods available in the Samsung Galaxy SIV, from the low-security unlock methods up to the high-security unlock methods. But, you may be noticed when you use the swipe method to unlock the screen then you'll have lot of options that you can use to customize the lock screen. One of which is to display up to 12 favourite apps in the lock screen. The best part of this is that you can control which the apps you wish to display in there, allows you to put your own favourite apps if these default are not fit with you.

See also: How to Add or Remove Favourite Apps in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Lock Screen

By default, this phone supports up to five lock screen that you can customize per your needs, such as remove unused lock screen, add new additional lock screen or even change the lock screen position. Two of the lock screen are the standard lock screen which are usually reside in the right side. One is the lock screen that provide access to your missed call or messaging notification, while the other one is the lock screen that provide access to the favourite apps or the camera app.


How to remove additional lock screen?
For any reason, if you want to delete the additional lock screen then you can follow the steps listed below:
  1. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen.
  2. Swipe the near top area of the lock screen from left to the right until the desired lock screen you wish to remove is displayed.
  3. Tap and hold the widget until the edit screen is displayed and then drag it to the Trash can icon located at the top of the screen.
  4. Release to delete it.


How to add additional lock screen?
Once you remove one or more lock screen, then you'll be allowed to add the additional lock screen again up to five lock screen. To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen.
  2. Swipe the near top area of the lock screen from left to the right until the blank lock screen with the Plus sign is displayed. As a note, the blank lock screen with the Plus sign will not available if you already have added five lock screen.
  3. Tap the Plus sign to add new widgets you wish to display in the new lock screen.
  4. Select the widgets from the list.
  5. The new widgets in the new lock screen will be added.


How to rearrange lock screen position?
If you want to change the lock screen position, then you can follow the steps listed below:
  1. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen.
  2. Swipe the near top area of the lock screen from left to the right until the desired lock screen you wish to move is displayed.
  3. Tap and hold the widget until the edit screen is displayed and then drag it to the left or to the right to rearrange the lock screen. As a note, the lock screen with the Favourite apps can't be moved or replaced with another lock screen so this lock screen will always reside at the rightmost.
  4. Release to place it in the new position.

As same as the Home screen, this will be better if you only use the lock screen as needed to prevent an increase of the RAM uses and make sure to only place the favourite widgets in there to make it more useful and helpful for you.

Comments

  1. hi do you know how to remove the next alarm time from the lock screen in samsung s4?

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    1. Hi Kristy Walford,
      Thanks for coming.
      Sadly to say that you can't do so with the stock lock screen. But, if you don't mind using a third-party app, you can try to use widget locker app which will give you the option to show or not the date/time(including with the next alarm time) in the lock screen.

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  2. I thought as much, thanks for replying

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