In Pictures: Android lock screen widgets, 20 excellent options

Android 4.2 lets you put widgets on your lock screen -- so which apps make the most of the feature?

Extended Controls

Sometimes you need to change your phone's settings in a hurry. Enter Extended Controls. The app gives you a lock-screen-friendly widget that can hold whatever one-touch toggles you want. You could set it to have a whole lineup of toggles for things like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, airplane mode and volume -- or just create a single-function button for one frequently used command.

Extended Controls even has the ability to turn your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot -- with or without an official carrier-authorized plan, in some cases -- which can prove to be quite convenient as a lock screen option.

Extended Controls costs 99 cents.

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