Top 6 Best Android Lock Screen apps
Unfortunately, customizing the lock screen is not possible with the stock or custom Android ROM. The interface that appears when you press the phone’s power button displays only two shortcuts. It doesn’t even allow users to change the position of the clock.
To make most of the lock screen function of Android, you should replace the default lock screen with a smarter one. Below we’ve shared the most powerful lock screen replacement apps for your mobile device. The applications will not only make our Android phone look good but will also add new functions to the lock screen.
Top 6 best lock screen app for Android
Solo Locker (DIY)
Solo is a lightweight lock screen app that provides several customization options. It has 10+ Million users and a great rating of 4.3 on the Play Store. The app requires the following permissions on Android devices:
- Activate pop up Windows/Draw over other apps.
- Launch automatically.
- Turn on Notifications.
- Disable the system lock.
Solo gives you access to several downloadable themes. You should download and customize the theme that you want to use. Solo can display notifications generated by Android apps. It lets you select the apps for which you want to see the notifications. The app can automatically wake the phone’s display when there is a new notification.
Solo offers hundreds of free HD wallpapers. It lets you apply a blur effect to the wallpapers. The app lets you change the style, color, and alignment of the time displayed on the lock screen. It supports the 24-hour time format.Download Solo Locker
KLCK Kustom Lockcreen Maker
Want to design your lock screen or pattern lock for free? Try out the KLCK app. KLCK is a powerful Android DIY app with amazing features. It allows you to design your simple or complex lock screen from scratch.
How to use this application?
KLCK offers a WYSIWG tool. It supports undo/redo actions. To create a lock screen with KLCK, you must select a picture saved on the phone’s storage memory. If you don’t want to use a picture, you can use a solid color as the background. KLCK supports unlimited colors as it ships with a color picker tool. Once the app loads the image, you can decorate it with stylish and customizable clock widgets, cool animated sprites, text messages, etc. KLCK supports 3d effects and various shapes. It lets you customize the touch actions for the elements you add to the lock screen.
Once you’re done with the customizations, give a final touch to the lock screen by applying a cool animation effect. Then, save the project.Download KLCK
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CM Locker is a security/lock screen app that has 100+ million users. It offers 100s of free customizable themes and 1000s of wallpapers. CML can be configured to hide the status bar and change the wallpapers of the lock screen automatically. It can also filter HEV light at the night time by adjusting the colors of the screen.
The application lets you enable screen lock sound and set up pattern/swipe lock. When you’re listening to music, CML will display the music control interface on the lock screen. The default layout of this interface is “Album Cover”. You can change the layout to “Record Player” in the CM Locker app.
CML can display the latest weather information for your city. CML, like other apps we’ve shared here, can show notifications on the phone’s lock screen interface. CML features a message cleaner tool which you can use to prevent junk notifications from appearing on the lock screen.Download CML
HiL is a popular Android lock screen app. It was published on the Google Play Store last year by a firm called The LockDown Team. Hi Locker is similar to the Microsoft Next lock screen that was removed from the Play Store last year.
HiL doesn’t have many features, but it makes your phone’s screen look good by replacing the dull background image, gradient, or color with new wallpapers every day. The app changes wallpapers automatically. If you don’t like the current wallpaper, you can change it easily by swiping the finger to the right.
Hi Locker detects your phone model. Then, it displays instructions to enable the following permissions for the app:
- Draw over other apps.
- Access notification systems.
The Hi Locker checks the time and greets you with a special message when you touch the power button of the phone. For example, if the time is 14:00 hours, HiL will display a “Good Afternoon” message. In addition to this, you can also configure the Hi Locker to show a custom text. The app can display weather information and upcoming events on the lock screen. It offers 10+ clock styles.Download HiL
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The SL app has 1 Mn users and it is one of the smallest apps on our list. It supports live as well as static wallpapers. It also allows you to download 100s of cool wallpapers of nature, etc.
The application has a special feature called Message Box where you’ll find your important notifications. Super Lock detects and discards junk notifications when you use its Message Box feature. The app has a weather utility that detects your location automatically and displays it on the lock screen. The application allows you to set a password or pattern lock for unlocking the screen. Hence, you can safely replace the system lock screen with this app. SL ships with a private vault module and a phone booster utility.Download from Google Play Store
Start Lock screen
The Start LS app lets you subscribe to RSS feeds of top news websites in your country. It can display the latest Facebook updates on the lock screen. The app has a powerful notification manager interface that displays a list of unread messages, unattended calls, etc. It has a quick settings section where you’ll find shortcuts to the phone’s important utilities i.e. WiFi. flashlight, Bluetooth, front camera, etc.
Start LS is integrated with the Yahoo Weather service. Hence, to get information on the weather in your area, you don’t have to unlock your Android device. Start LS app comes with an inbuilt music player and manager utility.
The app lets you create shortcuts for the apps on the lock screen. It allows you to disable or hide features that you don’t want to use. Although Start LS doesn’t support customizations, it has many useful functions. Hence, SLS is a great alternative to other apps we’ve covered here.Download Start
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Your phone’s lock screen will look great and it will be more powerful than ever if you replace it with the apps we’ve mentioned above.