• Google is testing a change in Android 15 that moves the At a Glance widget to the bottom of the lock screen.
  • The At a Glance widget is currently positioned near the top, right below the date.
  • Live Activities in iOS — a similar feature — are also placed at the bottom of the lock screen.

Android widgets offer quick access to app shortcuts or useful information right from your home screen. The Android OS used to let you add nearly any widget to the lock screen until Android 5.0 was released nearly a decade ago. While some manufacturers like Samsung have kept the lock screen widget dream alive, Google hasn’t shown much interest in reviving the feature.

As we first reported earlier this year, though, Google is finally bringing back lock screen widget support in Android 15, though this feature might be limited to tablets. Even though Android 15 may not let phones add widgets to the lock screen the same way that tablets might be able to, the operating system may offer another way to do this. The method Google might use should be familiar to anyone who’s used an iPhone because the approach seems pretty similar to Live Activities on iOS.