Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes with the ability to place some predefined widgets to the phone’s lockscreen. While this feature is loved by many, some may don’t want to place any widgets on the lock screen. Agree that placing as well as removing the widget is a piece of cake, but this possesses a security risk too, as anyone can get hold of your device and access your information, and that too without unlocking your device. On top of that, there’s no option or settings panel to disable the lock screen and camera on Android 4.2.
To add a widget, a user does needs to unlock the device, but anyone can swipe left or right to use existing widgets or access the camera. For example; if you’ve added Messages and Email widget to your lock screen, then anyone can easily access them, without the need to unlocking your device. Those who are concerned about their privacy would definitely want to take some steps to prevent this from happening. Let’s take a look at the solution of this problem.
Hide/Remove Lockscreen Widgets & Camera on Android 4.2
As always, here comes an Android app that can solve exactly this problem. Lockscreen Policy lets user disable the lock screen widget and camera with just a couple of clicks.
To get started, install and then launch the app. Tap on “Activate” to grant administrative privileges to this app.
Toggle Widgets and Camera option to off. That’s all you need to do and then you can see the changes instantly.
Just in case, if in future you change your mind, simply toggle these settings to On and then uninstall this app. Alternatively, you can reset/edit device administrator settings by navigating to: Settings > Security > Device administrators and uncheck the option for this app. This would remove the admin permission of this app. Get this app from below link.