Have you ever heard people talking about changing the lock screen of their smartphones? Or, perhaps, you’ve seen someone using a smartphone with a very interesting and unique look of the lock screen? Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus can also look that cool. It’s up to you to set up a personalized wallpaper and decide what icons you really need to have on the screen.
Speaking of which, you can add up to 7 different widgets and icons with quick access to particular apps, permanent display of information from particular apps, and even general information personalized by you, with details about the owner of the device. The latter might prove extremely helpful if you ever misplace the device, someone finds it and, without being able to unlock it, will still see your contact details on the lock screen.
As for the wallpaper changes we just mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will give you quite a few options. Aside from selecting a different lock screen wallpaper from a predefined list, you will also be able to browse your phone and pick up any other photo stored on it. A beautiful landscape from your last holiday or a photo of your loved ones, whatever will enlighten your day as soon as you try to unlock the device, can stay there – the first thing you see on your phone is pretty important, right? Let us begin with it…
How to change the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ lock screen:
If you ever did it on other devices, you’ll notice the resemblance. If you didn’t, you’ll be surprised to discover how easy it is. Just find an empty space on the screen and long press it until you see the Edit mode launched on the screen. Look at the bottom of the display and, among all the home screen and widget settings, you will see the Wallpaper icon.
Tap on it and identify the lock screen option. Select it and you will be redirected to a window with all the wallpaper options that the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus provides by default. Try them out, see if you find anything interesting.
If not, use the Add button and head to the Gallery, from where you can select one of your personal photographs and set it as a lock screen wallpaper. After selecting the photo, suffices to tap on Set Wallpaper and that was it.
The 7 features you can add to the lock screen of the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus:
- Dual clock – for current and home time zones;
- Clock size – for a bigger font, visible anytime;
- Show the date – for always knowing what date is it today;
- Camera shortcut – to instantly launch the camera app without unlocking the device;
- Owner information – where you can add your contact details, social media profiles, whatever;
- Additional info – where you can add the Pedometer and the Weather widgets;
- Unlock effect – where you can tweak the unlock effect and enjoy beautiful animations or visual effects every time when you unlock the screen.
With these simple details, the look of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus can be fully personalized. Go ahead and explore your options!