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How to add WhatsApp icon to lock screen: Android

Change or add WhatsApp icon to lock screen android phone. You can customize your favorite apps in your device lock screen. Different android device has different settings to add WhatsApp widget to lock screen. By default on your device lock screen left side is set phone app & right side set camera app in lollipop and marshmallow device. Using lock screen & security settings, you can change WhatsApp lock screen app.

WhatsApp is one of the most use social networking apps to chat with friends and share photos, videos and other documents. You can also add WhatsApp shortcut to home screen and set always show pop up so if your device is lock then message shown on screen without unlock it. In this article, i will show you complete process to add WhatsApp icon to lock screen in android device.


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Simple steps to add WhatsApp icon to lock screen in android phone

Step 1: Open “Apps” from your device home screen

Step 2: Go to “Settings” app

Lock screen and security settings android marshmallow

Step 3: Tap on “Lock screen and security

Clicl on info and app shortcuts under security

Step 4: Under lock screen section, tap on “Info and app shortcuts

This info and app shortcuts include settings of dual clock, owner information and app shortcuts.

Info and app shortcuts settings in android M

Step 5: Tap on “App shortcuts

Before set WhatsApp icon

By default left shortcut set as phone app and right shortcut set as camera app in your android phone.

Step 6: Select left shortcut or right shortcut want to add WhatsApp icon to lock screen

Select WhatsApp icon to set lock screen

You can see list of all apps, select WhatsApp app to use it on the lock screen.

add WhatsApp icon to lock screen

After set WhatsApp on lock screen, it looks like below screen.

You can also hide both left shortcut and right shortcut apps to disable them on your device. That’all.

I hope above steps to add WhatsApp icon to lock screen in android phone helpful. If you have any trouble when facing this process, feel free to let us know on below comment box, would be pleasure to help you. Feel free to share this WhatsApp trick with your friends!

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