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Add App shortcuts on the lock screen Change Clock on Lock screen Contact Information Customize Notifications Enable or Disable Notifications FaceWidgets Dynamic lock screen Roaming Clock Quick Launch Camera Double tap to wake

Add App shortcuts on the lock screen

By default, two app shortcuts are displayed in the bottom corners of the lock screen on Samsung devices. These include the phone app (left) and the camera (right). If desired, these can be bundled together as a single shortcut or hidden completely. Samsung also allows apps to be exchanged, so app shortcuts from Facebook, WhatsApp or any other app can be placed on the lock screen.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Shortcuts
Step 4:  Tap on  Left shortcut  or  Right shortcut
Step 5:  Tap on desired  App
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on Shortcuts
  4. Tap on Left shortcut or Right shortcut
  5. Tap on desired App

Change Clock on Lock screen

With Samsung's One UI user interface, the lock screen can be personalized to change the clock displayed, and in addition to different clock styles such as digital or analog, with/without seconds or date, even the color can be customized.

Note: Is Roaming Clock activated, the Clock cannot be personalized on the lock screen.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Clock style
Step 4:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 5:  Choose desired  Type
Step 6:  Tap on  Colour
Step 7:  Choose desired  Colour
Step 8:  Confirm with  Done
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on Clock style
  4. Tap on Lock screen
  5. Choose desired Type
  6. Tap on Colour
  7. Choose desired Colour
  8. Confirm with Done

Contact Information

The lock screen of the Samsung smartphone or tablet can display contact information of up to 65 characters, which could be a simple welcome text or contact information such as phone number or email address in case the device is lost.

Note: Contact information is visible to everyone on the lock screen.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Contact information
Step 4:  Enter desired  Contact Information  and confirm with  Done
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on Contact information
  4. Enter desired Contact Information and confirm with Done

Customize Notifications

Notifications are displayed on the lock screen with an app icon by default. Samsung's One UI also allows you to display a detailed or abridged notification on the lock screen, with or without content or background transparency at the user's discretion.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Notifications
Step 4:  Tap on  View style
Step 5:  Tap on  Details
Step 6:  Adjust the desired  settings
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on Notifications
  4. Tap on View style
  5. Tap on Details
  6. Adjust the desired settings

Enable or Disable Notifications

By default, the Samsung device displays notifications in the form of an icon on the lock screen, but in addition to personalisation, notifications on the lock screen can be completely disabled and later enabled again.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Notifications
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Enable or disable Notifications

FaceWidgets

FaceWidgets are useful information that are displayed on the lock screen, and if supported, on the Always on Display, of the Samsung device. This includes, for example, a music player to pause the music or skip the song, but it can also display today's dates, the next alarm (also stopwatch/timer) or the weather. By default, only the music is activated.

If desired, the order of the FaceWidgets can be rearranged.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  FaceWidgets
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Widgets  you want
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on FaceWidgets
  4. Enable or disable Widgets you want

Dynamic lock screen

For the lock screen, we have two different ways to display changing backgrounds: One is to add your own pictures from the gallery and the other is to use wallpaper services like Samsung Global Goals or the Dynamic Lock Screen.

The Dynamic Lock Screen displays changing wallpapers from a selected category. The categories available are Landscapes, Everyday, Food, Pets and Art. Approximately every two weeks, the wallpapers for the Lock Screen are automatically updated.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Tap on  Wallpaper services
Step 4:  Tap on  Dynamic Lock screen
Step 5:  Tap on  Apply
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Tap on Wallpaper services
  4. Tap on Dynamic Lock screen
  5. Tap on Apply

Roaming Clock

By default, Samsung devices display two clocks on the lock screen when the device is in a roaming network (in another country). Both local time (roaming clock) and home time are displayed. The roaming clock can be turned on/off in the lock screen settings.

Note: If Roaming Clock is enabled, the Clock on the lock screen cannot be personalized.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Lock screen
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Roaming clock
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Lock screen
  3. Enable or disable Roaming clock

Quick Launch Camera

In addition to the camera shortcut (default), the camera can also be started from the lock screen by pressing the function button. To do this, the function (Quick Launch Camera) button must be pressed twice. By default, this function is enabled. If not, it can be activated as shown in this manual.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Advanced features
Step 3:  Tap on  Side key
Step 4:  Tap on  Quick launch camera
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Advanced features
  3. Tap on Side key
  4. Tap on Quick launch camera

Double tap to wake

Double tap to turn on the Samsung device's screen. The function is enabled by default and can also be disabled in the advanced functions. Double-tapping to turn on works for the lock screen, Always On Display or when neither is enabled.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Advanced features
Step 3:  Tap on  Motions and gestures
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Double tap to wake
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Advanced features
  3. Tap on Motions and gestures
  4. Enable or disable Double tap to wake

More Samsung Guides

  1. Basics

  2. Network

  3. Connection

  4. Wi-Fi

  5. Display

  6. Home screen

  7. Themes

  8. Sound & Vibration

  9. Apps & Notifications

  10. Storage

  11. Battery

  12. Security & Privacy

  13. Accessibility

  14. Keyboard

  15. System

  16. Features

  17. Functions

  18. Dial-App

  19. Messages

  20. Camera

  21. Contacts

  22. Gallery

  23. Calendar

  24. Browser

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