From all the things you can tweak on a Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus, you probably do not think about the Lock Screen. And yet, this simple screen that is supposed to ensure protection and block the access of unauthorized people, can also be personalized. Not just to make it more useful, but also to make it more beautiful.
Today we’re going to talk a little bit about utility, beauty, and how can you mix the two of them while trying to personalize the Lock Screen. In case you didn’t know, there are extra icons and widgets that you can place here and you have default wallpaper options. At the same time, you can set any other image that you have stored on your smartphone as a wallpaper.
Let’s start with the wallpaper, because it is something that most users are interested in.
How to personalize the wallpaper of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus Lock Screen
Perhaps you have the photography of someone you love and you’d like to set it as a wallpaper. Or a dear place that you would like to be remembered of. Whatever that image represents to you, you can set it as a Wallpaper on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus with just a few simple steps:
- Go to the Home screen;
- Find an empty spot;
- Press and hold on it until the Edit mode launches;
- At the bottom of the screen you should see a couple of options regarding the widgets, the Home Screen options, as well as the Wallpaper;
- Tap on the last one;
- Go to Lock Screen;
- Surf the list with default wallpapers;
- If you don’t like any of these, tap on More images;
- Browse to that special image that you were planning to use;
- Select it;
- Tap on the Set Wallpaper button.
When you’re up for a change, retake these steps and just select another image as wallpaper for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus Lock Screen.
How to add more widgets to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus Lock Screen
This one is even simpler to achieve. From the general Settings, you browse until you find the Lock Screen option with its long list of features. You can choose any of the following widgets:
- Dual Clock
- Clock Size
- Show the date
- Camera shortcut
- Owner information
- Unlock effect
- Additional Info
If the first four options are pretty straightforward and intuitive, perhaps you’d like to know more about the last three. So, from the Owner information widget, you can choose to display different types of information right on the Lock Screen, your Twitter handles included.
The Additional info widget is the place from where you can activate the display of weather details and pedometer. And the Unlock effect does what the name says. We just wanted to mention that the Watercolor effect is so cool that you really need to try it out.