Introduction: Galaxy S23 Lock screen helps you keep your data from unauthorized access. There are some very important features under Galaxy S23 lock screen settings, and you should spend some time to tune, for example, lock screen PIN/password/pattern. There are also some convenient features, e.g., lock screen widgets, smart lock, and always-on display.

In the One UI 6 (Android 14) update, you can set the lock screen style based on the modes.


Change the settings for the locked screen.

On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen.

  • Screen lock type: Change the screen lock method.
  • Smart Lock: Set the device to unlock itself when trusted locations or devices are detected. Refer to Smart Lock for more information.
  • Secure lock settings: Change screen lock settings for the selected lock method.
  • Lock screen: Change the settings of the items displayed on the locked screen and the wallpaper for the locked screen.
  • Widgets: Change the settings of the items displayed when you tap the clock on the locked screen.
  • Touch and hold to edit: Set the device to display the editing options when you touch and hold the locked screen.
  • Always On Display: Set the device to display information while the screen is turned off. Refer to Always On Display for more information.
  • Roaming clock: Change the clock to show both the local and home time zones on the locked screen when roaming.
  • About Lock screen: Check out the Lock screen version and legal information.
Note to Galaxy S23 owners:
  • Some features may not be available depending on the carrier or model.
  • The available options may vary depending on the screen lock method selected.
  • With the Android 14 (One UI 6) update, you can change the location of the clock.

Smart Lock

You can set the device to unlock itself and remain unlocked when trusted locations or devices are detected.

For example, if you have set your home as a trusted location, when you get home your device will detect the location and automatically unlock itself.

On the Settings screen, tap Lock screen → Smart Lock and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:
  • This feature will be available to use after you set a screen lock method.
  • If you do not use your device for four hours or when you turn on the device, you must unlock the screen using the pattern, PIN, or password you set.

Always On Display

Displaying information when the screen is turned off

You can check out information, such as the clock or calendar, or control music playback on the screen when it is turned off.

You can also check notifications for new messages or missed calls.

The Always On Display is set to appear only when you tap the screen. To change the settings to make it appear continuously, during a set time, or when receiving notifications, on the Settings screen, tap Lock screen → Always On Display, and then select a mode you want.

Note to Galaxy S23 owners:

The brightness of the Always On Display may change automatically depending on the lighting conditions.

Opening notifications on the Always On Display

When you receive message, missed call, or app notifications, notification icons will appear on the Always On Display. Double tap a notification icon to check its notification.

Opening notifications on Galaxxy S23 Always On Display
Note to Galaxy S23 owners:

If the screen is locked, you must unlock it to check notifications.

Turning off the Always On Display feature

Open the notification panel, swipe downwards, and then tap always on  display icon (Always On Display) to turn it off. If you cannot find always on display icon (Always On Display) on the quick panel, tap add quick setting buttons and drag the button over to add it.

Alternatively, on the Settings screen, tap Lock screen, and then tap the Always On Display switch to turn it off.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

Pages also in this part:

List of all pages of Galaxy S23 Online User Manual:

You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual (including the updated Galaxy S23 user manual for Android 14 (One UI 6).

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