How to Add Widgets on the Android Lock Screen

Widgets support on the lock screen was last seen on Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google killed the feature after that. However, a new app called Lockscreen Widgets, made by XDA recognized developer Zacharee1, brings back the widgets to the lock screen. In this article, we will show you how to add widgets on the Android Lock Screen using this app.

Adding Widgets on the Android Lock Screen

To get started, download the Lockscreen Widgets app ($1.49) from the Google Play Store. Once you have installed the app, it will walk you through the welcome screen and ask for accessibility and notification access permissions. These permissions are necessary for the app to function properly, but rest assured that no personal data is collected.

Once you have granted the permissions, you can go to the lock screen and tap the small plus (+) icon in the middle. This will open up a selection of available widgets for the lock screen. Simply select the widget you like, and it will automatically be placed in the center of the lock screen.

You can further customize the position and size of the widget by tapping with two fingers. This will allow you to adjust the placement and size of the widget according to your preference.

Furthermore, you can scroll left on the widget like a carousel slider and tap on the plus icon to add even more widgets. This way, you can add as many widgets as you like without occupying too much space on the lock screen.

In the app settings, you can find options like opaque background and hide when showing notifications. However, the default options should be sufficient for most users.


Lockscreen Widgets is a handy app that brings back the ability to add widgets on the Android Lock Screen. While the app is still in beta, it offers a user-friendly experience and allows for customization of widgets. However, keep in mind that the widgets will be visible even when entering the password or pin, which may be a slight inconvenience. Overall, Lockscreen Widgets is a great option for those who miss having widgets on their lock screen.

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