The push notifications that appear on the status bar is one of the best features in the Android OS. However for this function to work, an individual has to first unlock the screen. But Android users running on the Jelly Bean 4.2 can now get notifications on their lock screen using an app which is aptly named as Lock Screen Notifications Widget. It creates a widget on the lock screen that shows the notifications.


Some other features are :

  • It allows launching the app from the notifications list
  • Combines multiple similar notifications into one notification with counter
  • Optional feature to turn on the screen when a new notification arrives
  • Display small/big clock with time and date above the notifications list
  • Allow showing full original notification content as it appears on notifications bar
  • Clear all notifications when clear button is clicked on Android notification bar
  • An option to clear notification list when device is unlocked

Notifications Widget

Steps to use Lock Screen Notifications Widget :

  1. Download the Lock Screen Notification Widget from this link and copy it to the SD card of the device.
  2. Use a suitable file manager to install the APK file.
  3. After the app has been installed, go to Settings >> Accessibility.
  4. Tap on the “NotificationsWidget” and then turn it on.
  5. A warning message will appear on the screen which is a standard Android warning for every accessibility service. Just approve it.
  6. Lock the screen and add Notifications Widget to the lock screen.

Lock Screen Notifications Widget will also work on the Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean 4.1 OS. But the user will have to install the WidgetLocker app (paid app on Google Play) to show the widget on the lock screen. And there are still some issues for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean 4.1.

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