How to Add and Change Lock Screen Shortcuts on Galaxy S20

Wondering how to change the Lock screen layout on your Samsung Galaxy handset? If so, then here’s a quick guide for you to follow. Read on to learn how to add and change lock screen shortcuts on Galaxy S20.

Many smartphone users love to customize their home screens based on their own proclivity. Apparently, the default Home screen layout doesn’t impress every end-user. And for that reason, smartphone manufacturers made sure that every new device they roll out is able to address such a diverse aesthetic home screen demand. This then results in modifiable Home screen structures.

Here’s how to add new lock screen shortcut icons to overhaul the galaxy s20‘s default lock screen layout.

Easy steps to Add and Change Lock Screen Shortcuts on Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

Below is a step by step guide on adding and changing lock screen shortcuts on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 handset. In case you will have trouble following the given instructions, you can refer to the screenshots as visual representations instead.

  1. View and access the Apps screen to get started.

    To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    The Apps screen holds multiple shortcut icons to apps and services installed on your device.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - access apps

  2. Next, tap the Settings icon.

    The Settings app with a list of sub-items and system features to manage will open.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - open settings menu

  3. Scroll down and tap Lock screen.

    The Lock screen menu with relevant options will be displayed.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - lock screen settings

  4. Scroll to and tap Shortcuts.

    On the upper portion of the Shortcuts screen, toggle the switch to enable Shortcuts then specify a shortcut location. Among the available options are left shortcut and right shortcut.
    You can also change the layout according to your preferences.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - shortcuts

  5. After specifying the shortcut location, select the Lock screen shortcut icon you want to add. 

    Available options are found under the Unlock required section.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - change shortcut layout

  6. Choose a layout you want to use then specify which app shortcut you'd like to appear.

    To add new shortcut apps, just select the app icon you'd like to add from the Unlock required section.

    add change lock screen shortcuts on galaxy s20 - unlock required apps

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0
Materials
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 Plus

Aside from adding lock screen shortcuts, you can also change the default Home screen you’d like to set as the main Home screen and add new apps shortcuts or menu icons of frequently used applications on your phone.

Notifications can also be adjusted as desired like setting where they should appear on the lock screen.

In the case where you’d like to transform the entire Home screen, you can utilize Galaxy themes as well.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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