This Galaxy S20 guide explains how the app shortcuts on Galaxy S20 lock screen work, how to manage, customize and use the app shortcuts on the lock screen, how to use the floating button for app shortcuts.
App shortcuts are available on all Galaxy S20 models: Galaxy s20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. So, this guide applies to all these three Galaxy S20 models.
How do app shortcuts on Galaxy S20 lock screen work?
As explained in this guide, on Galaxy S20 lock screen, by default, there are two app shortcuts (Phone app and Camera app, by default) on the two bottom corners.
There are no security issues with the app shortcuts on the Galaxy S20 lock screen.
Most apps will work only after you unlock Galaxy S20. Only selected apps will work without accessing your data and without unlocking Galaxy S20.
Your data are always safe. They can only be accessed after you unlock the phone. There is no exception.
So, the app shortcuts on Galaxy S20 lock screen work in different ways depending on the app shortcuts you put there:
- Without restrictions. For apps that do not access any data, they can work normally. For example, you can use Flashlight or Do Not Disturb without any restriction on the lock screen.
- With restrictions. For selected apps, including Phone app, Camera app, they can run in a restricted mode. For example, the Phone app on the lock screen can only be used for emergency calls. The camera app can only be used to take photos or record videos, and it can only access photos or videos taken in that session.
- Unlocking the phone is required. For most apps, you need to unlock the phone to continue the app.
As a convenience feature, you should put the most frequently used apps on the lock screen so that you can access them quicker than tapping the app icons on the home screen.