Every owners of Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners will have to use Galaxy S8 lock screen!
This guide explains to your components of Galaxy S8 lock screen in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and how to use them.
This Galaxy S8 how-to guide also shows you how to customize Galaxy S8 lock screen: customize notifications in lock screen, customize information and FaceWidgets and customize app shortcuts in the lock screen of Galaxy S8 and S8+.
What are the components of Galaxy S8 lock screen?
Galaxy S8 lock screen is an integral part of Galaxy S8 and S8+. You cannot avoid it.
As shown below, there are several common components in Galaxy S8 lock screen (the numbers match the those in the screenshot).
0. Status bar
Status bar is in all screens of Galaxy S8 and S8+, not just lock screen.
In Galaxy S8 lock screen, you can swipe down from status bar to access quick setting buttons and notifications.
Please note, when the screen is locked, some quick settings buttons will not function before you unlock Galaxy S8 or S8+.
For example, if you tap the WiFi button from lock screen, it will ask you to unlock Galaxy S8 or S8+ first.
This is a security consideration, not a bug.
Other quick setting buttons should work without unlocking the phone.
For example, you can turn on and off always-on display or blue-light filter without unlocking Galaxy S8 or S8+ because accessing such features does not impose any security risks.
1. Clock and faceWidgets
By default, the clock is displayed in this area when music is not playing in background.
When you are roaming, a local clock will be shown here side by side.
You can swipe right or left to access other FaceWidgets.
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