Android 15 returns widgets to the lock screen

Add Widgets in Android 15

Recientemente Android 15 Beta 1 version has arrived, the first of four updates before the final version of this operating system. And it seems to bring a almost forgotten functionality, widgets on the lock screen. Let's see what is known about Android 15 and its widgets.

Google's new operating system is now available and brings back a nice memory of the past

Android 15 widgets

It is now possible to install the new Android 15 on Google Pixel brand phones. This new operating system is surprising and brings many improvements in terms of performance and user experience, such as its ability to send messages via satellite.

In addition to many new features There is a functionality that returns, we have been able to know this thanks to a demonstration video of the AndroidAuthority portal. This nice memory that Android brings back in its version 15 is widgets on lock screen, a functionality that Android veterans will remember since it was present in the first versions of the operating system.

In the past, users could easily customize the lock screen in previous versions of Android, with the possibility of adding widgets that offered us information instantly. These widgets could display information such as the weather, time, recent notifications or even allow you to control music from the lock screen. But this functionality It disappeared completely with the arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop there for the year 2014.

Well, since it's been almost 10 years since we don't have Widgets on Android, I'm going to quickly explain to you. What they are and how they can be activated in Android 15.

How to activate widgets in Android 15

Widgets on the lock screen Android 15

Widgets are applications but they have a particularity, They take up very little space and are easy to access. These widgets function as access to other apps or functionalities and even to provide information, as I have already told you, about the weather and other very useful aspects.

If you have a mobile phone (or tablet, as we have seen in the video mentioned above) that has the Android 15 beta update, I am going to explain to you How can you activate the famous widgets in Android 15.

  1. First, go to your device's settings and look for the option "Hub Mode".
  2. Once there, activate the “Show widgets on lock screen” function.
  3. You should also activate the option "Allow any widget on the lock screen" for greater compatibility with different widgets

Once the function is activated, You can access the widget menu on the right side. Simply swipe inward from the right edge of the screen. There you will have a menu where you can add and customize the widgets to your liking.

Despite that We don't know if they will maintain this function In the final version of Android 15, we are very happy to know that we will be able to customize the widgets on the lock screen again.


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