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PSA: Night Clock has moved to Always On Display settings with Oreo on the Galaxy S7 edge

Have you been wondering where the Night Clock feature has disappeared to after updating to Android 8.0 Oreo on your Galaxy S7 edge? Don’t worry, it’s still there, but it’s now a clock style for Always On Display and not a separate option. Samsung just hasn’t been clear enough that that’s the case, and according to one of its community forum moderators, Night Clock was removed with Oreo because users were “unhappy about the brightness of the clock during the night.”

Night Clock has graduated to Edge Clock

What the moderator failed to mention is that Night Clock is now just a clock style called Edge Clock for Always On Display (AOD). It’s a change Samsung made when the Galaxy S8 was launched, and it has now trickled down to the Galaxy S7 edge with the Oreo update. It makes sense, too, as AOD uses the ambient light sensor to adjust its brightness. Being a part of AOD, the clock’s color can be changed as well, and you can also have the clock enabled for more than the 18-hour limitation of Night Clock.

So where exactly would you find and enable Edge Clock on your Galaxy S7 edge after updating to Oreo? Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on the phone, then tap Lock screen and security.

Step 2: Here, first ensure you have Always On Display enabled. If it’s not, simply tap the toggle next to the Always On Display option to enable it (check out this post for a guide on how to customize AOD to your liking).

Step 3: Now, tap the Clock and FaceWidgets option.

Step 4: Tap Clock style to see the list of clock styles available.

Step 5: Here, swipe left in the dock that shows you the various clock types until you get to the end. The Edge Clock is the second to last option here; tap it to set it as the Always On Display clock style. Once you have enabled Edge Clock, you can customize its position and color.


For more on what changes Oreo brings to your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, check out our What’s New With Android 8.0 Oreo series of articles. Some of it is exclusive to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, but other stuff – such as the upgraded Samsung Keyboard – apply to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge as well.

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MRishi
MRishi

Finally S7 Edge SM-G935FD getting 8.0 Oreo in India today[08/06/2018].

Jidhin
Jidhin

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utahman1971
utahman1971

Everyone still talking about using Oreo and it is not even going to be released for USA for more weeks. Getting sick of waiting for nothing to happen.

sajmongdn
sajmongdn

now this night clock is not at all on the edge it was before. is on the flat part of the display.

utvic99
utvic99

But why did Samsung remove support for S View Cover for S7 Edge (the version with a small window on top)? I can’t use my camera or quick call options or the notification bar (for toggling the sound and the flashlight) anymore. I only have FaceWidgets now, so it kinda defeats the whole purpose to use that cover anymore.

locarno
locarno

Can you show this on video ?

utvic99
utvic99

Search the youtube channel Mehdi’s TechCircle and find his video with title “My thoughts about the official Oreo update for the S7 and S7 edge (Quick Review)”. He’s using the S View Cover on his S7 Edge in that video and explains the problem that I’m having as well with the same cover.
I don’t think we’re allowed to post links here so I had to explain how you can find this video. Hope you can find it and watch it, also the problem is explained somewhere in the middle of the video.

MSBonnema
MSBonnema

This is a known issue, there is a fix for it.
1. Go to the settings and turn on NFC and pay
2. Turn off your device
3. Take your phone out of the cover
4. Turn the device on
5. Put the device in the cover
6. Go to the settings and turn off NFC & pay
7. Within the advanced menu, the option to automatically unlock your device should be there again. If it’s there, it means your cover is working again 😉

utvic99
utvic99

The cover works, it’s just that the whole idea about it has been changed. Instead of quick shortcuts and the ability to read notifications, now I get a reduced lockscreen on the window, where I can only use FaceWidgets and see that I have some messages/notifications (I can’t read anything about them like I used to be able to).

samsungfan99
samsungfan99

Looks awesome.

sai121
sai121

Dude, let them release the update here in India.Even you guys are trolling the sh** out of us.
Sorry for the language!

aledepon
aledepon

Well maybe now they believe me that i have it on my 7 edge Oreo!!!

Jidhin
Jidhin

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