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Allow certain apps without unlocking

Is there a way to allow certain apps to be opened without needing to unlock the phone.

 

Reason asking is I am using an app called "flashlight toggle" mapped to the Bixby key so i can use the Bixby key to toggle the flashlight.  It works great when phone is unlocked but doesnt work when phone is locked.

Would be nice to simply be able to allow "flashlight toggle" to operate without phone being unlocked.

 

 

Thanks

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Re: Allow certain apps without unlocking

@Caleb1 

 

Hi, Once you have a lock on the device the only application that will work is the incoming call feature. The lock is to protect the device therefore one or two needed applications will not work when the device is locked. It may be inconvenient however it is for your protection. You can also call 1800 Samsung to see if they have any other options for you. Best of luck.

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Re: Allow certain apps without unlocking

If you pull down the quick access shortcuts from the top of your screen, it should let you use the built in flashlight without unlocking the phone. If this does not work, check and see if your phone is up to date by going to settings and software update. Certain features are different based on the carrier but the flashlight should usually work when launched from the pull down quick settings. Hope this helps.

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