The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have become incredibly popular devices and TouchWiz, the Samsung-exclusive UI has received significant additions for the two flagships. One of the many available customizations makes it possible to change lock screen app shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
There are only two app shortcuts available on the lock screen, but at least you have the option to customize them with apps you actually use.
By default, the shortcuts are set for the camera and phone dialer apps. These might be useful apps (for pretty much anyone) but perhaps for you, there might be another app pair that’s more important.
How to change lock screen app shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S7
It’s very easy to change lock screen app shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S7, and you can replace the default ones with any other apps that are installed on your device. Here’s how you can do it:
Open the Settings app and tap on ‘Lock screen and security’.
Now select the ‘Info and app shortcuts’ tab and go to ‘App Shortcuts’.
On the following screen, you can see the current lock screen configuration and there are two options there, which allow you to change the left and right shortcuts.
Simply tap on one of the two options and you’ll be able to browse your installed apps, in order to pick the one you want to access from the lock screen.
Once you select a new app, the change takes effect immediately and you can return to the lock screen to view the new shortcut(s). Now that you know how to change your lock screen app shortcuts, you can return to the ‘App Shortcuts’ screen mentioned above to change them whenever you need to.
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