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Swipe anywhere on lock screen to unlock?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chopper1, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. chopper1

    chopper1 Newbie
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    Hi all, I like having just the swipe to unlock option for my S4, but I find the drag-down box for editing the clock etc. really annoying when I go to swipe to unlock my phone. I'd like to be able to swipe anywhere on the screen to unlock the phone, rather than needing to be careful not to swipe near the clock, causing the drag-down box to appear. Is there a setting I can change to fix this?

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  2. android55555

    android55555 Member

    I don't own an s4 but I saw in videos, go to "lock screen" in settings and check off "multiple widgets". Again, I don't have an s4 so I don't know if this will work.
  3. chopper1

    chopper1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Multiple widgets is unchecked but unfortunately still having the same issue :(
  4. jdCaptivate

    jdCaptivate Android Enthusiast

    The S4 is not a swipe anywhere unlock. Its the trade-off for having the ability for widgets and to edit the screen like that.

    UPDATE: Actually, as long as you swipe down/up it is. Up/down, inside that 1/3 of the screen, is to edit. With or without widgets.
  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    You need something to modify your status bar. I was using something like that a while back just to see what it did. I'll check and see if it had an option to turn off the status bar on the lock screen.
  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    It was Omega Status Bar and It didn't have that option. Sorry about that.
  7. chopper1

    chopper1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like it's not possible to make this change to the lock screen but good to know anyway.
  8. mkutsman

    mkutsman Newbie

    This may not be what you want exactly, but I recently added an option to powerCall https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mk.fastcall to unlock the device with power button double-click. It bypasses swipe lock screen. I am currently looking into an issue with this app on GS3 (stopped working after Jelly Bean upgrade, but works on many other devices in JB and others). Let me know if it does the trick on your device.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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