Lock Screen Widgets are those which appear on your lock screen. You can view them as soon as you press the power button to wake your Android. So, you can access some important apps very quickly without having to go through the apps drawer.

Some mobile manufacturers design their OS with default lock screen widgets (like the above screenshot of a HTC). If you have customized ROMs on a rooted device then also some ROMs support lock screen widgets. Also the new Android version 4.2 has come up with much interesting way of accessing widgets on the lock screen.  You can swipe through windows containing widgets without unlocking it. Below are some of the apps which allows you to install widgets on your Android lock screen.





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1Weather is an all in one app. It is a weather forecasting app, background wallpapers app, and a lock screen widget app. It gives full details of weather and forecast for next seven days also.

This app is one of the best rated and downloaded apps. It can integrate with other apps also. So start downloading it from App store .

DashClock Widget:



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DashClock app is a clock widget for your lock screen. DashClock replaces your default clock widget and makes it look better. You can add more details to the lock screen like: appointments, missed calls, number of unread messages, and unread Gmail mails. DashClock is suitable only for Android versions of 4.2 and above.

Extended Controls:


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Extended Controls is a paid app and it costs $0.99 USD. This app may look very messy but it’s easy to customize and use. You can access almost all settings using this single widget. You can also add backgrounds, amount of transparency, toggle icons, change colors, and change size of widgets.

Simple Dialer Widget:


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Simple dialer widget is a lockscreen widget, using which you can dial numbers directly. You can also view your call log and all your contacts on the lockscreen itself.

Simple RSS Widget:


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Simple RSS Widget is a RSS reader app for your Android lock screen. You can read your favorite news and stuff from the lock screen itself. You can simply import your subscriptions, resize the app, customize it, and read multiple feeds.


These are some of the best lock screen widgets we found in Play Store. Use them and make your Android handy.