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Multiple Widgets Not Displaying On Samsung Galaxy S4

galaxy s4 multiple widgets

Powerful smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 do not have problems running multiple apps at the same time. Thus, it goes without saying that it won’t have any issues running as many widgets as possible. However, there were a lot of users who reported that the Galaxy S4 cannot display multiple widgets.

If this problem happens to you, there’s one basic thing you should know about–the Swipe feature. Multiple widgets on the lock screen will not be displayed if Swipe is not enabled. Therefore, before you actually resort to finding other troubleshooting procedures, follow the steps below to make sure Swipe is enabled on your phone.

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Menu key.
  2. Choose Settings then tap the My Device tab.
  3. Touch Lock screen, then Screen lock.
  4. If you already have a screen lock setup other than Swipe, enter the requested security unlock information and touch Continue.
  5. Select Swipe from the list.
  6. Touch Lock screen widgets.
  7. Touch the slider Off to turn Favorite apps or Camera On .
  8. Touch Favorite apps or Camera to select which widget should be displayed. Choose either Favorite apps or Camera.
  9. Touch Save to apply the changes.

To view multiple widgets or to know if they are displayed on the lock screen, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Quickly press the Power key to turn off the display.
  2. Press the Power key once again to wake up the device in the lock screen.
  3. Swipe from the right to the left to view either your Favorite apps or Camera widget.

Customizable Lock Screens 

You can have up to four (three on select devices) customizable lock screens, which let you select a different widget to be displayed on each lock screen.

  1. From the lock screen, swipe from the left to the right.
  2. Touch Add Icon to add a new widget.
  3. Select a widget from the list. You can add one widget to each page.

Removing a Customizable Lock Screen 

You can remove any of the three customizable screens.

  1. From the lock screen, swipe from the left to the right.
  2. Touch and hold the widget until the edit screen is displayed.
  3. Drag the widget to Remove and release.

Reorder Lock Screens 

You can reorder any of the customizable screens.

  1. Swipe from the left to the right until the desired lock screen is displayed.
  2. Touch and hold the widget until the edit screen is displayed.
  3. Drag the widget to the right or left to reorder the lock screens and release.

Edit Lock Screen Widget Settings 

Some select lock screen widgets can be further customized. The Favorite apps widget, for example, can be customized to display the apps you select. To edit a lock screen widget, touch.

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