If you’ve been using a Samsung smartphone, for some time, you already know that the Lock Screen is on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus is more than a protection measure. With the right widgets and tools, one can actually customize the Lock Screen to have the most important information and notifications at their fingertip. And once you do that, you can be sure that, throughout the day, you’ll be staring at the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Lock Screen just as often as at the Home Screen.
Now, wouldn’t this be the perfect context to personalize this often-accessed screen with your favorite background image? It can be a personal photo, something with a special meaning to you, or any other screen wallpaper that you can find on the web. The point would be, however, to make you feel good whenever you look at it.
Can you change Lock Screen images on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus?
As accessible as this option should be, not too many owners take the initiative of personalizing their screens. While most of them are not interested or unaware, there are also users who don’t know how to do it or who have tried without success.
This would be the time for us to make an essential observation: whether you can or you can’t change the Lock Screen images on the smartphone will depend on the settings of the OEM. Some Original Equipment Manufacturers – because that’s what OEM stands for – have this option among the default features, but not all of them.
If you cannot change the wallpaper by directly tweaking the settings of the lock screen, you can at least try and download one of those famous icon packs available on the Play Store. Then again, if you’re really using a Samsung Galaxy S9, it means you’re taking full advantage of the mighty TouchWiz technology.
In other words, you can change the Lock Screen images on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Still, you will probably need some guidance on how to do it, which is precisely what we’re about to offer you.
Instructions for changing the Lock Screen images on Samsung Galaxy S9
- Go to the Home Screen;
- Find a clear area to make a selection and long press on that part of the screen;
- Wait until the Edit screen expands on top of everything else;
- On that screen, somewhere at the bottom, the Wallpapers icon should be available;
- Tap Wallpapers and then, tap the Home Screen option listed at the top right corner of the new window;
- Next, select the Lock Screen entry and expect to be redirected to a window with all your current Wallpaper options;
- You’re now free to browse through all those images and, if you find anything you’d like to use, to select it;
- In order to activate a particular selection, use the Set As Wallpaper button from the end of the list.
Having a hard time spotting these settings for Samsung Galaxy S9?
If you do, you shouldn’t feel too bad about it. It’s not you or, in any case, it might not be your fault, but rather a user experience flaw. Depending on the way that your OEM presented these options, it could be more or less intuitive. But like we said, for those who enjoy the TouchWiz technology, the option is there. If you can’t see it, it’s all about the optics…
As you take a look at those settings, you might be tempted to stay with your eyes on the first half of the screen. Problem is, however, that that’s not where you should be looking. The wallpaper selections, a small preview window, the toggle motion effect, and a few other catchy features are actually in the second half of the screen with options.
Hopefully, now that you’ve read our tutorial, you won’t be having this problem of not knowing where to look for your wallpaper settings. And while you’re applying these changes, it will become obvious to you that wallpaper images can differ from one screen to another.
More exactly, you can set up one image as a background image for the Lock Screen and you can set a different image for the Home Screen. Plus, no one will stop you from setting the same image on both screens, if that’s what you really wish.
One long press on the Home Screen or a short pinch gesture (if you have this command active) will take you to the Edit Screen and the Wallpaper configuration options. That’s a fact for any Samsung Galaxy S9 device out there so, if you have one, you are now in control. All you need is a bit of practice!