Samsung stepped up its game a few years ago with the release of One UI. And since then the tech titan has improved One UI a lot in line with the current trends. Out of the custom OS currently available, One UI is the best in many aspects. And with One UI 5, Samsung has included lock screen customization. Here you will know how to customize lock screen on Samsung Galaxy phones.
Last year, Samsung surprised everyone with the lock screen customization feature. Yes, it came soon after the iOS 16 lock screen customization feature that made many users think that Samsung is copying Apple. However, Samsung users who are well aware of Good Lock were already able to customize the Samsung lock screen.
Lock screen customization has always been an issue in Android phones. On Samsung phones, lock screen customization was possible through the Good Lock module, but with One UI 5.0, it’s available by default. And if your phone is not eligible for the One UI 5 update, you can use Good Lock. If your phone is eligible, you can follow this guide.
As you know there are many options to customize or change the home screen setup, but if the lock screen doesn’t match the home screen, then the setup doesn’t look good. But when both the lock screen and home screen are customized, it looks aesthetically pleasing.
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Samsung Lock Screen Customization Supported Devices List
The lock screen customization is a part of the One UI 5 update. This means all the Samsung Galaxy phones that have received the One UI 5 update are supported. It includes devices such as the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A73, and many more. Also, there are some phones that are eligible for One UI 5 but haven’t received the update, so in that case, users need to wait for the update.
What you can change in Samsung Lock Screen Customization?
With One UI 5, users can change many elements such as Wallpaper, Clock, Text, Emoji, Notification display, and more. And each element is available with many choices.
It’s just like the Home screen. Everything that is available on the lock screen is customizable. Well for some elements there will be limited options.
Items that you can change in the Lock screen are:
- Live Wallpapers
- Extra texts and emojis
Note: Before following the steps, make sure to disable lockstar or other Good Lock modules which is controlling the lock screen. Otherwise, your changes done through the given method will not appear.
How to Change Samsung Lock Screen
Here I will divide the detailed guide into separate sections so that you can easily follow guide. All the sections include a customization guide for each element on lock screen.
How to Apply Wallpapers in Lock Screen
The first and most important part of any customization is the Wallpaper. Be it desktop setup, phone home screen, or lock screen setup, Wallpaper makes everything good. It is important to choose a good Wallpaper for a good setup. Every Samsung phone comes with default wallpapers. And with One UI 5, Samsung added some new cool wallpapers that look quite good. However, you can always choose to set a custom wallpaper.
- Touch and hold the lock screen.
- Tap on the Wallpapers button at the top left. You can download the Wallpaper that is in the shown Image from our YMWC collection.
- It will show all default wallpapers as well as images that you have downloaded manually.
- Now choose which wallpaper you want to Apply and then tap Done.
- If you have applied a Colors wallpaper you can edit its colors as well as its style by tapping on the Colors option which will be available at the bottom.
- If you have applied a wallpaper that you downloaded manually, you will be able to change its color filter.
Tip 1: You can set the video wallpaper that you have downloaded from Samsung Themes App or any video available in your phone storage. The trim option is available for video wallpaper.
Tips 2: You can set Dynamic Lock Screen which will change wallpapers from the pack you have downloaded. It’s a default service available on Samsung phones.
Tip 3: If you don’t like the inbuilt Dynamic Lock Screen, you can create your own. You can choose multiple wallpapers from Gallery to make a wallpaper pack. And every time the screen wakes up you will find a different wallpaper from the pack.
Tip 4: Similar to Tip 3, you can choose a pack of video wallpapers. And the video wallpaper will change every time the screen wakes up. You can even trim the video.
How to change Clock Style, Font, and Color
Clock is an essential element when it comes to the lock screen. If there isn’t a clock it wouldn’t be a full-fledged lock screen. Its purpose is to show the time without the need to open the lock. But it is always fun to customize the clock so that it can have more purpose than just showing the time.
- Touch and hold the lock screen of your Samsung phone.
- Now tap on the Clock.
- It will show various clock styles, colors, and fonts.
- Choose style, font, and color according to your preference or that matches your Wallpaper.
- You can also resize the Clock size by sliding the black dots at the corners.
- And then tap Done.
How to Change Lockscreen Notification Layout
You can also customize the notification appearance on the lock screen. You can choose to show only icons for notifications or complete notifications. To change it follow the steps given below.
- Touch and hold the lock screen.
- Now tap on the Notification space which is just below the clock space.
- Now choose from Icon Only or Details. I prefer Icon only for minimalist visuals.
- After changing the layout, tap Done.
How to Set a Custom Text on Lock Screen
If you have a Samsung phone, you can write any information such as text or number that can be used to contact you in case someone finds your phone. But if you don’t want to show your contact information, you can utilize that space to show some emojis, quotes, or anything that adds to the lock screen setup. Here’s how to set it up.
- Touch and hold the lockscreen to enter edit mode.
- Then tap on the horizontal space (contact information) available at the bottom.
- Here you can write anything. And using the Keyboard emojis, you can enter some cool emojis too.
- And once completed, tap Done.
How to Add or Change Shortcuts on Samsung Lockscreen
To make things easier, Samsung allows adding shortcuts to the lock screen. You can access these apps without opening the lock. Samsung allows only two shortcuts on lockscreen. But you can use Good Lock to overcome the limitation. Here in this guide, we will share the steps according to the default feature.
- Long press on the lock screen to go into edit mode.
- Now tap the first shortcut icon and choose the app you want to keep as a shortcut.
- Follow the same process for the second shortcut button.
- And at last, tap Done.
So this is how to customize lock screen on Samsung’s One UI 5. If you haven’t received the One UI 5 update yet, then you need to wait for the update before you can follow this ultimate lock screen customization guide. In case you have any queries, let us know in the comment section.
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1 thought on “How to Customize Lock Screen on Samsung Galaxy Phones (One UI 5)”
Actually you don’t need 5.1 to start customizing and before good lock you had some customizing of lockscreen way before CRAPPLE had lockscreens( which they just got last year)