How to add a widget on your Android device's lock screen

If your phone is running Android version 4.2 or later, you can add any widget on your lock screen. This is a very simple process and it only takes 4 easy steps. Just follow the steps below.

1. Bring up your device’s lock screen (turn the screen off and then back on or if it is already off, turn it on)

2. Swipe or drag the clock widget sideways, from left to right until you see the page with the Plus icon (if you do not have any other widgets, that should be the first page you will see)

3. Tap the Plus icon to bring up a list of available widgets

4. Select the desired widget (tap it once). The widget will be placed on your lock screen.

Note that you can repeat the steps above to add as many widgets as you like. You can also change the order of the widgets by tapping and holding (long tap), then dragging them and dropping them to the new position. You can also delete home screen widgets by tapping and holding, then dropping them in the trash icon.


  1. I am not able to add widgets to my lock screen. I am running 4.3 on a Samsung Galaxy S III. I have a pin code set on my lock screen. Please advise. Thanks in advance.

    1. Check the lockscreen/security settings under your device settings:

      1. Open device settings
      2. Scroll down and hit the Security tab.
      3. Press the Lock screen options tab and make sure all settings are set properly

  2. Replies
    1. I have android version 4.4.2 but can't how to add the widget on my lock screen,plss guys help me

  3. Mi vercion Android es 5.1.1 No puedo colocar el widgets en mi lockscreen e tratado de seguir todos los paso y nada

  4. I have the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and it has that feature always-on with the clock digital
    I just want the digital temperature to come on to that same screen I don't know how to do it

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