One UI: Add and Customize Any Widgets On Your Samsung Galaxy Lock Screen & AOD

With Samsung’s most customizable skin, One UI, you can seamlessly customize your lock screen as per your wish on the best Galaxy smartphones. It allows you to play with your lock screen and add the most useful widget of your choice, which will help you view all the important information at a glance in no time. Additionally, Samsung’s most essential tool, Good Lock, allows you to add more personalizations to your lock and home screen. 

Besides this new add-on, earlier, there was no such option to add any third-party widgets on the lock screen, but now with the Good Lock and the new tool LockStar, it has become possible for the users to add third-party widgets on their lock screen.

In this guide, you will learn how to add the Widgets on the lock screen to make it even more personalized on your Galaxy smartphone.

How to add widgets on the lock screen and Always on Display of your Samsung Galaxy smartphone?

You can seamlessly add any of your favourite widgets on the lock screen using the useful feature LockStar of Samsung’s Good Lock Tool. To those who are unfamiliar, the LockStar is the latest tool added to the Good Lock module. It lets users easily customize their lock screen along with the Always on Display in several ways.

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Customizing your lock screen or Always on display is so much fun. First, you need to install the Good Lock app from the Galaxy Store in case you haven’t done it before, followed by the LockStar application, which you will find inside the Good Lock app. With the update to version LockStar goes further and allows you to add virtually any widget available for home to your screens. As mostly the Good Lock tool is very intuitive and simple to use. 

Once you are done with the installation process of the Good Lock app and the LockStar module, you can now head to the steps which are mentioned below:

  • Open the Good Lock and tap on LockStar;
  • Allow it to access your contacts;
  • You will now see the previews of your lock screen and AOD; tap to turn on either or both of the toggles to enable them;
  • Select a preview so that you can edit it;
  • You can tap on any of the elements on the preview to edit or delete it. For example, while tapping on the clock, you can edit the clock style, delete it or drag and drop it to place it on the screen wherever you want.
  • To add a widget, tap anywhere on the screen and click Add Widget.
  • Select any of the Third-party widgets and tap on Add.
  • Once the widget has been added, LockStar lets you customize it, resize it, drag it to a different position, and even change the transparency of the widget using the tools provided below. 
  • Tap on Save. Once you have completed the process. 

The functionality can undoubtedly be improved in some respects: for example, widgets remain anchored to the clock and are limited to a system-prepared window, so it is advisable to use not too large ones. We are sure that with the next versions Samsung will improve LockStar more and more. A bit like done other times, it is also possible that this is a test bed for a function that will be integrated directly into the One UI with a future version.

In case you can also add widgets to the Always On Display screen, with some limitations. As reported in the app’s changelog, to avoid burn-in issues, widgets are not available when using a clock type taken from Image Clock or one customized with the ClockFace app.

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