Galaxy S10 lock screen can help you keep your data from prying eyes.
Samsung also allows you to tweak and customize the lock screen to match your personal preferences and needs.
This Galaxy S10 how-to guide explains the components of the Galaxy S10 lock screen, shows you how to customize the lock screen, and addresses some questions you may have with the Galaxy S10 lock screen.
What is the Galaxy S10 lock screen?
When you power on or reboot Galaxy S10, it will stop at Galaxy S10 lock screen until you unlock the phone. This is similar to other Android phones.
You can imagine the Galaxy S10 lock screen is the door of your Galaxy S10 (S10, S10+, S10e, or S1o 5G).
If someone crosses the door, he can then access everything you saved on the phone: your contacts, messages, call log, files, emails, photos, app data, and many more.
For this reason, you should keep the lock screen secured. In other words, you should set up PIN or password to lock the phone so that all people except you can only access up to the lock screen.
If you leave the phone unattended, or your phone is stolen, a secured lock screen may save your life.
On the other hand, you want to access some info very quickly on Galaxy S10. For example, you may want to pause the music playing without unlocking the phone or peek the notifications.
So, some features were added to Galaxy S10 lock screen to improve your productivity without sacrificing security and privacy.
What are the components of the lock screen?
Typically, there are up to 7 components on the Galaxy S10 lock screen, as shown in the screenshot below.
- Status bar. Due to the cutout of the front camera, notification icons on the right side are not aligned to the right edge of the screen. Please check this guide on the meaning of the status icons and notification icons on Galaxy S10. You may customize and even disable notification icons in Galaxy S10 status bar as explained in this guide.
- Clock and FaceWidgets. You can swipe left and right to switch to other FaceWidgets.
- Contact info.
- Charging status (when charging Galaxy S10 battery)
- The in-display fingerprint scanner location indicator (for Galaxy S10, S10+, and S1o 5G).
- App shortcuts (up to two).
You can hide some of them including contact info, notifications, and app shortcuts. But others will be always shown.
If you swipe down from the status bar, you will then access the Galaxy S10 quick setting buttons panel. There is no dedicated notification panel in the lock screen.
How to customize Galaxy S10 lock screen wallpaper?
If you want to change the wallpaper for the Galaxy S10 lock screen, you can go to the edit mode for Galaxy S10 Home screen.