How To Add WhatsApp Icon To Lock Screen On Android

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WhatsApp has been the primary means of communication for over a couple of years now. It is safe to say that it is the most used app on a majority of smartphones. You don’t even realize but you end up opening WhatsApp quite a lot of times during the day. To be more productive with that, you can add WhatsApp app shortcut as one of the apps to the lock screen. This way you will be able to open WhatsApp quickly from the lock screen hence saving your crucial time.

The steps are not that big of a deal but most of the users don’t know if the Phone and Camera apps on the left and right side of the lock screen can be changed. Yes, you can select which apps to have as shortcuts on the lock screen instead of the default ones. Here’s how you can customize it on Android.

Add WhatsApp Icon To Lock Screen

Depending on the Android version and the maker of your device the steps may vary slightly. Having said that, you will get the idea where to look after going through the steps I have used here from Galaxy S9+ running on Android 8.0.

1. Open Settings.

2. Next, select Lock screen and security.

Set App Shortcuts for Lock screen on Android

3. After that, go ahead and tap on App shortcuts.

4. Under App Shortcuts, select left or right shortcut which you want to set as WhatsApp.

Add WhatsApp Icon to Lock Screen on Android

5. On the next screen, you will see the list of all the apps. Select WhatsApp.

Now, lock your phone and when you try to open it the next time you will be able to find WhatsApp as one of the apps shortcuts depending on where you added it.

WhatsApp added as lock screen app shortcuts Android

Simply, swipe on WhatsApp icon, enter the passcode and get going on your favorite messaging app.

Also Read15 Best Android Widgets To Customize Your Home Screen

This surely is a small tweak but it goes a long way in saving your time. Try it out and feel the difference!

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a co-founder of TechUntold and a passionate tech blogger, avid gamer, and social media guru who keenly monitors useful apps and gadgets. He is the ideator of our Instagram tool StoryHoot which allows watching Instagram stories anonymously. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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