This Galaxy S20 guide explains what the faceWidgets are, how to customize the faceWidgets on Galaxy S20-, and how to access and use these widgets on Galaxy S20 lock screen and always-on display (AOD) screen.
As faceWidges are also available on other Galaxy phones with Android Nougat (7.0) or later, this guide applies not only to Galaxy S20 (S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra), but also other Galaxy phones including Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy Note 8.
Update: Android 11 update for Galaxy S20 revamped the faceWidgets and renamed them as widgets. If you have updated your Galaxy S20 to Android 11, you may check this guide on how to access, use, and customise widgets on Galaxy S20 lock screen and AOD screen. This guide applies to Galaxy S20 with Android 10.
What is faceWidgets on Galaxy S20?
The FaceWidgets lets you get quick access to useful information on the lock screen and always-display screen without unlocking the phone.
Surely, Galaxy S20 faceWidgets is not a new feature. Samsung introduced faceWidgets on Galaxy S8.
Over the years, Samsung added Bixby routine and weather info the faceWidgets.
The purpose of faceWidgets is for you to quickly get some useful info from the Galaxy S20 lock screen (without unlocking the phone) and from the Galaxy S20 always-on display (AOD) screen (without waking up the screen).
On Galaxy S20, you can use the following five widgets on both the lock screen and AOD screen:
- Today’s schedule.
- Next Alarm.
- Bixby Routines.
- Digital wellbeing (only after your Galaxy S20 was updated to Android 11).
You can customize them by enabling/disable them individually or recording them.
But you cannot add your own widgets to the faceWidgets
How to customize faceWidgets on Galaxy S20?
On all supported Galaxy phones, faceWidgets is under the lock screen settings.
Enable and disable individual widgets
As shown in the screenshot below, in the Galaxy S20 Settings, tap Lock screen first.
In the Galaxy S20 lock screen settings page, as shown above, you can find the FaceWidgets entry.
Tap on the entry to access Galaxy S20 faceWidgets settings.
In the settings page, as shown below, you can: