This time we are going to delve a little deeper into how to add that clock that you wanted so much on the lock screen in case the time has stopped showing on it. It may be that you want to change the font, that you want to change the type of clock or that the one that was simply has disappeared. If a few weeks ago we explained how to put a clock on a screen Always On Display (without the need for your terminal to have this feature) or how to put two clocks directly on the home screen, today we go with the lock screen.
Differentiate between the lock screen, the AoD screen and the home screen
For some time now, many terminals include a feature called Always On Display, which is a type of low-power display (AMOLED or Super AMOLED) that instead of turning off absolutely, it leaves a series of pixels on to show the time. This way it doesn’t matter how much you look at it or how much you put it in your bag or pocket: your phone will always be showing the time. Well, this is the AoD screen we mentioned. It has nothing to do with lock screen or start.
In case there are still doubts (which may be, of course), the lock screen and the home screen are different. The lock is the one that your terminal shows when you have your phone, as you can imagine, locked. It can be modifiable to a certain extent in the various terminals and in the various android layers: you can be asked to detail the notifications, which include a music player or widgets like the one in Spotify, etc.
We can change even the wallpaper and sometimes the source. But for a total customization experience, the best thing to do is always go to apps in the Play Store, without having to complicate our lives.
The home screen, on the contrary, it is the one that is shown just when you unlock the phone.
How to modify the lock screen on Android
There are many voices that warn that in times when fingerprints or biometric tools make their way into our mobile terminals, the customization of lock screens loses meaning. And it’s true: when unlocking the phone with a finger, we may not see the lock screen for days because we access the phone directly unlocked. That does not imply, in any case, a reality, and that is that the editing of the lock screens is now very rudimentary.
However, there are several ways to modify this lock screen. In the event that you don’t have it, you can download the Google app, Wallpapers, and thus be able to customize both the lock screen and the home screen on the phone. Of course, editing the sources and even the clock would mean either flashing the phone or relying on third-party apps.
How to put the clock on the Android lock screen if you have a Samsung
Fortunately, some firms continue to trust the use that users give to the lock screen: using the terminal as a simple clock is one of the many utilities that phones and tablets have today. speed and simplicity in its use.
Samsung does have the ability to change or hide the clocks on your AoD and lock screens. At least in its Galaxy S8 or S9 ranges. The steps would be the following:
- You open Settings.
- You go down to the Lock screen and Security tab and open it.
- You open the Always on Display section and you can edit the elements that appear on this screen.
- You can choose to show the Home button, the Home button and the clock, or just the clock.
You can also go to the Settings tab and go down again to the Lock Screen and Security tab.
- Look for the Clock Style option.
- You can customize the clock for both the AoD screen and the lock screen.