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Samsung’s Good Lock app is a powerful lockscreen for your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Bored of the default lock screen on Android devices, and specifically the one on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge? Samsung thinks you could do with a more powerful lock screen and has launched an app called Good Lock on the Galaxy Apps store. Supported on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Good Lock puts a ton of functionality right on your lock screen and notifications area.

From being able to keep some notifications in the notification shade for as long as you want to putting widgets on the lock screen for quick access, Good Lock offers a lot of features. It even replaces the notification shade with an interface straight from stock Android – a sign maybe that TouchWiz will one day be closer to Google’s version of Android (the removal of Samsung’s default music player from the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is a big example of that possibility).

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In fact, if Samsung does remove the app drawer from future iterations of TouchWiz, putting widgets and other advanced functionality on the lock screen would make sense, though whether Good Lock is truly useful in its current state depends on how keen you are on playing around with such customization. Good Lock is only available in the US for now, but we have the APK available for download for anyone who wants to try it out. There’s quite a lot inside Good Lock, and we’re currently testing it out for a full review.

Grab Good Lock from the Galaxy Apps store if you’re in the US or from the link below. In case you want to uninstall the app, you will have to head into its settings and hit the uninstall button as Good Lock replaces the entire lock screen and notification systems and can’t be removed like a regular app.

Thoughts on Samsung’s latest experiment?

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aliamin97531
aliamin97531

please any one reply

aliamin97531
aliamin97531

does it work on s5?
and does finger scanner work with it too?

mhkp
mhkp

i want to change my samsung galaxy j100h lockscreen about samsung galaxy j1 ace lockscreen….what i do for that?

imenzo31
imenzo31

still no support for dual sim. when is the update gonna be? help please

colin81667
colin81667

Then here’s my question for them I have a galaxy s7 and the whole UI just crashed and my volume doesn’t work like it used too so when I have earbuds on it just keeps asking if I want to damage my ears then I have to double click the volume up button so it’s kinda a pain in the ass

h0tk3y
h0tk3y

I like the UI, it’s smooth, and on Note 5 it looks just great. Currently I miss basically two things: 1) Smooth volume adjustment: on Note 5, stock UI allows one to adjust volume with the slider appearing on the screen, and it gives finer tuning than the volume steps available through hardware keys. Good Lock UI seems to miss this: while I can still move the slider, the volume is bound to the steps (which are too few, especially for media volume). 2) Quick Settings tab (the AOSP one) in the notification bar seems to miss many icons that… Read more »

kevinsheeks
kevinsheeks

I’m having this same problem with notification I can reorder them in the advanced option but I can’t swtich them out with other notifications did you find a fix for this?

AsisStock6
AsisStock6

I’m getting parsing error on my note 5 w8. Even the updated apk. Hire do I install via es file explorer or my file?

elloringene
elloringene

Has issues on duos samsung s7 edge. I love the changes from the app but I am uninstalling because of this. Signal bar is empty all the time and data icon is not showing even though there is signal and data.

AliMarri47
AliMarri47

same here

Williwants
Williwants

Martin R.
Now you can make the claim of “Not True”. Samsung has updated the Good Lock, and have fixed the bug. It’s sad that a Sammobile site Administrator would respond to a users posting of a legitimate bug in such away, without looking into it first.
I had emailed Samsung about what I considered to be a security flaw, and the day after Samsung posted the Good Lock update. I received a very nice email from Samsung, thanking me for reporting the flaw to them. That little extra from Samsung kinda made my day!

Digarch
Digarch

I completely agree with you, you know some people’s ignorance can make them issue statements that are incorrect and they are too arrogant to admit it. Well done for prompting Samsung to fix the bug. Unlike android OS system updates I think Samsung have a team dedicated to updating the good lock app

Martin R.
Martin R.

Hey Man,

I just misundertood what the guy said.

Sorry

adsusanto

I think for some reason there is an issue of the rar compression. I have downloaded the file but as soon as i ran the apk i got the parsing error.

ParanoiacMind
ParanoiacMind

Couldn’t install the app on Note 4. An error occured while unpacking the .apk file.

Digarch
Digarch

I think it works bettered with Samsung devices running marshmallow

wetii
wetii

I have encountered 5 more people that have found this has a serious security bug, yet it is not being published, why is that?

sotos13
sotos13

guys, do you know how I can install this? It doesn’t show up in the Galaxy Apps store

crismathew
crismathew

For now it’s only available in US galaxy app store. If you want it, you can download the apk and install manually

Nahidnbz
Nahidnbz

I don’t need the routine function. It is forcing me to turn on GPS. And GPS consumes too much battery.

BishopLuc
BishopLuc

It’s great, buggy, but a great step forward. Though I noticed that both my signal bars (I use a Dual Sim variant) are always full even inside the CR where it usually isn’t. I’m guessing it’s not optimized for Dual Sim variants..yet. Also, when you turn on data both signal bars show the 4G, 3G, H, etc. indicators that data is connected.

sejfit
sejfit

Someone tried to install this applications on the N4 from MM?

matturl
matturl

Worked on my S6 Edge with no issues. Uninstalled though because I didn’t like it. If only you could keep the Status Bar Icons from the update but leave the current pull down style menu.

Admin.
Admin.

working on note 5 as well

Digarch
Digarch

I installed it and it works on the S6 edge plus. So far I’m playing around with it and kinda like the new UI especially the notification tray.

GNEDI
GNEDI

It works on my S6 edge plus. Please how can I change the wallpaper to a photo of my children?

tituas
tituas

I installed it on a Galaxy S6 Edge and it works. Where can you change the colours and get that wallpaper and icons? I quite like the blur effects 🙂

tituas
tituas

Ok, under Routines – Default the colour scheme can be selected. The application uninstalled itself several times already when I was messing around with the configuration, a little buggy and laggy. Are the wallpaper and the icons part of the application?

boo85
boo85

I dont like the colors and the OCD side of me cannot take the fact that when i have a VPN in operation, now i have 2 VPN key notification icons. However there are any useful features, i will considering using it when SAMSUNG irons out the VPN icons. The VPN icon on the left should have been removed.

Mak916
Mak916

I think this has some potential. Just not sure how to use it. I uninstalled it for now, but I might reinstall it at a later date. Didn’t realize that you can change the color. Hopefully someone will make a video on YouTube to show how it works.

xMsysteMx
xMsysteMx

Just tried it out on my S7, it gives a little of the stock AOSP notification feeling. But there’s a but, its still buggy ( uninstalling it self, restarting the phone several times, apps at the bottom incorrect while i apply the apps that i want ). And the fact that Samsung doesn’t use Black colours ok i accept it, but why not in this app 😀 its so colourfull. Would be great if the buggs were solved and more colours could be chosen like black (in my opinion). But thnx anyway Sammobile, for now i’m not gonna use it.… Read more »

Ferhdz02
Ferhdz02

I can’t download it, it says Error on S6E+