Bear in mind when Android had widgets on the lock display? Effectively, Android 14 may see the return of such widgets as Mishaal Rahman on X unearthed an intriguing reference within the newest Android 14 beta construct.
A brand new SystemUI flag named “widget_on_keyguard” suggests Google is engaged on bringing again widgets on the lock display. Nonetheless, since that is noticed on the most recent Android 14 beta construct designated for Pixels, it may be a Pixel-exclusive characteristic in spite of everything.
And despite the fact that proof is scarce, it is sensible for Google to convey again the characteristic since Apple applied its widgets to the iOS lock display final 12 months, possible triggering a response from the search large.
Along with the supposed new characteristic, the most recent beta construct means that you can change the shortcuts on the lock display. Sure, those positioned within the display’s decrease left and proper corners. The characteristic is once more noticed on Pixel telephones, so we nonetheless do not know whether or not different Android 14 telephones will get it.
So now, as a substitute of the default shortcuts, you may select between a variety of apps and actions. You’ll be able to have the Digital camera app, toggle for Do Not Disturb mode, Flashlight, the Google Dwelling app, Mute toggle, QR code scanner, Pockets or on the spot video recording.
All you must do is go to the Wallpapers & type menu in Settings, choose Lock display and discover the Shortcuts sub-menu.