How to fully customize your lock screen in Android 13
Here are some practical options to know to customize the lock screen of your Galaxy smartphone running Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13).
One UI 5 is the interface under Android 13 available (or coming) on many Samsung Galaxy smartphones, such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra that we use in this article. Overall, this software experience adds some subtle yet exciting new features for users. Among them, we especially note the possibility to easily change several elements of the locked screen.
How to customize your smartphone lock screen under Samsung One UI 5 (Android 13).
Customize Lock Screen on Samsung Smartphones (One UI 5)
Customizing the lock screen is really easy in One UI 5. The first step is simply to press and hold an empty area of the screen.
Then several options are available to you. But be careful: know that you must press the button before proceeding Completed At the top right of the screen to save your changes. If you exit any other way, your customizations will be lost.
Change the time and notifications display
With One UI 5, Samsung looked to iOS 16’s Lock Screen for inspiration for the clock design. Be careful, you won’t be able to move the wallpaper elements to the front of the clock, but you still have some interesting options.
After a long press, you will see the frames appear day and night and the area where the notifications are displayed, and you will have to click on them to access the customizations. You should already know that both frameworks allow you to resize these elements (with a swipe of your finger) or even remove them from the lock screen (by pressing the – button in the upper right corner).
In addition, you can enjoy some interesting customizations. on the watch to display a panel at the bottom of the screen where you can change the font, display style (align, layout, digital or analog, etc.) or color of the numbers. Plus, for that last detail, know that the option on the far left of the palette allows you to automatically adjust the color of the clock to match the wallpaper color to stand out well.
By clicking on the notifications frame, you can choose between showing just the icons (discreet, but you have to click on them to access the alerts) or holding the width to show the details. If you choose the second option, you will also control the level of transparency.
Change application shortcuts
By staying on the lock screen, you can also change the app shortcuts that appear below. By default, you have the Phone (left) and Camera (right) apps. By clicking on one of the icons, you can choose other programs or tasks to work with those shortcuts.
However, keep in mind that you still need to unlock the phone to access apps like the music streaming platform, gallery or YouTube, even via a shortcut. On the other hand, activating the Do Not Disturb mode or the flashlight is done immediately.
Change the lock screen wallpaper
Another practical option after a long press: changing the lock screen background. There’s actually a button on the top left that lets you go directly to the My Wallpaper tips section in the Wallpaper and style settings.
Simply choose between wallpapers offered by Samsung or images stored in your gallery.
Provide your contact information
Between the two app shortcuts below is a button to add your contact information to the home screen. One UI 5 lets you display your phone number or email address in this space so you can be contacted if you lose your phone somewhere.
Not sure if this option appeals to everyone, many probably don’t want this kind of personal information constantly visible on their smartphone’s lock screen. However, it is always good to offer this opportunity to those who feel they need it.
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