Android 14 has brought a range of exciting new features to Pixel devices,
including the ability to customize your lock screen shortcuts. This feature
allows you to have quick access to your favorite apps or actions directly from
your lock screen. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to
change your lock screen shortcuts on your Pixel device running Android 14.
Step 1: Unlock Your Pixel
Begin by unlocking your Pixel device using your PIN, pattern, password, or
Step 2: Access Settings
Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the notification shade, then
tap the gear-shaped “Settings” icon. Alternatively, you can access
settings by finding the “Settings” app in your app drawer.
Step 3: Navigate to
In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Display.” This will
open a submenu with various display-related options.
Step 4: Select “Lock
Within the “Display” submenu, tap on “Lock Screen.” This
will take you to the lock screen settings.
Step 5: Choose “Lock
Under the “Lock Screen” settings, you should find an option called
“Lock Screen Shortcuts.” Tap on it to access the customization
Step 6: Customize Your Lock Screen
You’ll now see a list of available shortcuts that you can customize. Tap on
the shortcut you want to change to open the customization menu.
Step 7: Select a New
Shortcut for Lock Screen
In the customization menu, you can choose a new shortcut from a list of
available apps or actions. Tap on your desired app or action to set it as the
new lock screen shortcut.
Step 8: Repeat for Other
Lock Screen Shortcuts
If you want to change more than one shortcut, simply repeat steps 6 and 7
for each shortcut you wish to customize.
Step 9: Save Your Changes
Once you’ve customized your lock screen shortcuts to your liking, be sure to
save your changes. Look for a “Save” or “Done” button,
typically located at the bottom or top-right corner of the screen, and tap it.
Step 10: Test Your New
Lock your device, then wake it up to access the lock screen. You should now
see your newly customized shortcuts. Swipe or tap on the shortcuts to launch
your selected apps or actions directly from the lock screen.
Customizing lock-screen shortcuts on your Pixel device running Android 14 is
a simple yet effective way to enhance your user experience and make your
most-used apps or actions more accessible. Follow these easy steps to tailor
your lock screen to your preferences and streamline your daily tasks.