The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is the latest addition to the Flip series, featuring a larger cover screen that has greater utility, including the ability to run various apps. However, out of the box, there are only a limited number of apps available for use on the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s cover screen. To learn how to add and run any apps on the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s Cover Screen, here is a guide for you.
In comparison to last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 4, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 boasts a screen that is more than double in size. The screen is big enough to comfortably use most apps and even play games. So why not take advantage of the cover screen capabilities? It eliminates the need to unfold your flip phone for many tasks. What’s more, navigating on the cover screen is incredibly user-friendly, requiring just one hand for operation.
How to use any App on Galaxy Z Flip 5 Cover Screen
To enable all apps to run on the cover screen, you can use the official app from Samsung. You might already be familiar with the tool we’ll be using in this guide, as it’s available for all Samsung phones and supported in many regions.
Good Lock is a powerful tool which supports many modules. And using these modules, users can get advanced features that don’t come with Samsung phones by default. We will use Good Lock to access all apps directly from Cover Screen.
Install Good Lock on Galaxy Z Flip 5
To run any app in your Galaxy Z Flip 5’s cover screen, you need to first install the Good Lock app.
Step 1: Open Galaxy Store on your Galaxy Z Flip 5.
Step 2: Now search for Good Lock and open it from results.
Step 3: Tap the Install button to install Good Lock on your Galaxy Z Flip 5.
That’s it, installing Good Lock is as easy as installing any other app. In case the Good Lock doesn’t appear in the Galaxy Store, try downloading its apk from trusted source and then install it. There are also some alternatives you can try if the Good Lock is not available in your region.
Install Multistar Module
The Good Lock is a hub for various modules. Some popular modules are NotiStar, LockStar, MultiStar, NiceShot, and more. To add more apps to the Galaxy Z Flip 5, you need MultiStar. Here’s how to download it.
Step 1: Open the Good Lock app on your phone.
Step 2: Switch to the Life Up menu. Scroll down and look for MultiStar.
Step 3: Now tap the download icon next to MultiStar.
Step 4: It will take you to the Galaxy Store, tap the Install button to get MultiStar on your phone.
Add Apps to Cover Screen Launcher
After installing Good Lock and Multistar, you can choose which apps you want to access from the cover screen. Here’s how to add apps.
Step 1: Open Good Lock app on your phone.
Step 2: Go to the Life Up Menu and tap on the MultiStar option.
Step 3: Here open I Love Galaxy Foldable section.
Step 4: Now open Launcher widget from Cover Widgets section.
Step 5: Select all apps that you want to access from Galaxy Z Flip5 Cover screen. Once done you can close MultiStar.
Enable Launcher Widget on your Galaxy Z Flip 5
The last thing left to do is enable launcher widget if its not enabled already. Also you can reorder the widget to see the launcher in the first screen of Cover Display.
Step 1: Open Settings on your Galaxy Z Flip 5.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Cover Screen followed by Widgets.
Step 3: In Widgets make sure to enable Launcher.
Step 4: Tap the Reorder option at top right corner.
Step 5: Drag the Launcher option to the top. You can now close Settings.
That’s all! You can now access all the apps that you have chosen directly from the Cover screen of your Galaxy Z Flip 5.
Fold your phone and you will find the Launcher widget with all apps that you selected in the MultiStar. Yes you can use all apps directly in your Cover screen. Some apps might not be usable in smaller screen but still work in cover screen.