Here's how to get back the dialer lock screen shortcut on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device

Here's how to get back the dialer lock screen shortcut on your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device
With Lollipop, Google introduced two nifty lock screen shortcuts that allowed you to access your dialer and camera apps straight from the lock screen. It was rather nice of Google to add this feature - it was intuitive and straight-forward, and frankly said, we loved it quite much. With Marshmallow, however, Google spiced things a bit by ditching the dialer shortcut and putting a voice search one in its place.

To be completely honest, we did not like this change initially and decided to give it time - you know, we might end up liking that change in the long run. Sadly, this did not happen and the new shortcut did not grow on us.

If you're feeling this way as well, rejoice! There is an easy way to get the coveted dialer shortcut back, but have in mind that this will also disable the fresh new Google Now on Tap functionality. Anyway, here's how to disable the voice search shortcut.

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4 Comments

1. AnakinSkywalker

Posts: 2; Member since: May 26, 2015

Finally, something worth noting...from the how-to-articles!!

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Custom launchers take care of that!

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Custom launcher lock screen arent always the best. In order to use you have to disable the default lock screen so you don't have to unlock twice. I see your point, but that's not the purpose of this how to. What if someone likes the default launcher? MUST they download a launcher to change one icon on a lockscreen? Not such a great trade off, don't ya think? By disabling a default feature, people can go back to what they liked, with out downloading a launcher and setting things back up the way they like them.

4. BailRentzias

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

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