How To Use Always On Display On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

If you’re the type of user who prefers to make the best of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, you don’t see the point in unlocking its screen countless times a day, do you? But what can you do when you need to check the time, or when you’re in a meeting and have to keep your phone on Silent but you’re anxiously waiting for an important call or message? We bet you can come up with many other examples when you could really use taking a peek at your screen. Can you do that without having to unlock it and lock it back, right after that?


We say you can and if you don’t believe it, it’s probably because you haven’t checked the Always On Display feature. Of course, in order to do that, you will first have to enable it. Below, you’ll find the steps for getting started with this super-useful feature:

  1. Go to the Settings app, easily accessible from the App drawer;
  2. Next, select the tab labeled as Device;
  3. Tap on the Display entry;
  4. Select the Always On Display feature;
  5. Tap on its dedicated toggle;
  6. Switch it to On;
  7. Take a look at the available options associated with the Always On Display feature – Content to Show, Background Image, or Clock Style;
  8. After you have made all the settings you needed, you can leave the menus.


From now on, with the Always On Display enabled on Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus, you’ll have the information that matters to you readily available on the locked display. It will only disappear in several, very specific instances, like:

  1. When it detects that you keep your phone in the pocket and, therefore, you won’t be looking at its display;
  2. When you have the Night Clock feature active, therefore, only during the night;
  3. When the battery level goes below 5%, in an attempt of preserving the battery as much as possible.


All these being said, looks like you have all the basic information for activating and using the Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus. No need to worry about the battery consumption, it shouldn’t take more than 1% per each our when your smartphone is in standby. Let us know if this guide has taught you how to use always on display on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.

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