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Always On Display with Clear Cover support released on Google Play

Samsung is keeping up with its penchant for unbundling system apps from its Galaxy smartphones and releasing them as standalone apps on the Google Play Store. This enables them company to quickly send out updates for these apps without having to bundle them with software updates. Always On Display is the latest to receive this treatment.

The Always On Display provides users with several clock designs and displays key information about notifications. Users can configure what they want to see on the AOD, they can even select an image from the gallery as a wallpaper for the AOD screen.

Users can experience different widgets on the AOD screen by double-tapping the clock area, set an active clock that has a running second hand, pin images and text to the AOD screen and download AOD-exclusive themes from the Theme Store.

The company today released Always On Display as a standalone app on the Google Play Store. That’s not all. It even has support for Samsung’s Clear View cover so AOD will be useful even when users have that cover installed on their supported Galaxy handset.

Always On Display is available as a free download from the Google Play Store. It used to be updated only via Galaxy Apps previously. It’s also available for download from our APK page.

Since this feature is only available on select Galaxy smartphones like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S7, you need to have a compatible device to take advantage of AOD.

Thanks, Henk!

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GRTV
GRTV

Why A5 2016 do not support always on display ??

Walders
Walders

I installed the APK on a S7 Flat, but my Clear View cover shows the clock only about 20 seconds and then the screen goes black. Its working without the Clear View cover on.

moj1377
moj1377

double tap doesnt work when you want change watch widget and see music player without s view

Jon C
Jon C

Had to do that same thing as Reeneman below; apk via SamMobile for my S7 Edge 🙂
Pity it still doesn’t work nicely with the S View cover – only showing the basic time & notifications. I can’t see why the clock colour and the double-click of the notifications won’t work thru the S View screen…

Reeneman
Reeneman

Play Store says it´s not compatible with my s7 edge.
Anyway the download from Sammobile works fine and the app installs 🙂
Glad to see that Samsung is pushing more and more Apps to the Play Store for frequent updates.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Very glad they bought this feature to the Case, but it only shows the date and time in the default clock mode. But glad to have it nonetheless