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How to enable Good Lock 2018 apps

For some very odd reason, Samsung has kept Good Lock 2018 and its core apps limited to the US and South Korea. This means that even if you download and install the Good Lock 2018 APK, it’s not going to work. You can download the individual apps from the links given above and then follow the steps below to enable them.

How to enable Good Lock 2018 apps

Step 1: Download and install the Task Changer, LockStar, QuickStar and Routines apps.


Step 2:Install Activity Manager from the Play Store. The app lets you enable hidden activities and create home screen shortcuts for them.


Step 3: Launch the app and wait for all activities to load. Once that happens, search for Task Changer and tap on it.


Step 4: Tap on the three-dot menu next to “Task Changer Settings” followed by Create shortcut. This adds a shortcut for Task Changer Settings to the home screen.


Step 5: Repeat the steps above for the other apps.

You will then find shortcuts for all four core Good Lock 2018 apps on the home screen. They can then be used to configure all of these customization features for Oreo-powered Samsung handsets. This method is absolutely necessary until and unless Samsung releases Good Lock 2018 for markets as it essentially works around the limitation of a dud Good Lock 2018 app.

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shiraz29
shiraz29

How to download activity Manager

shiraz29
shiraz29

Can’t download activity manager. There is no app in play store

locarno
locarno

You have old version of task changer in database.

locarno
locarno

Routines is old too.

Fes
Fes

can’t be use on my note 9

Biransahin
Biransahin

I can’t understand the popularity, if it is popular, of Good Lock. It doesn’t make anything faster to get to and adds an unnecessary layer.

DA0809
DA0809

It’s not a layer. it replaces the active UI until you uninstall it.

zorglub54
zorglub54

Works great on S8+ Oreo : many Thx !!!

djshab
djshab

I’ve got all the apps running and I love the lock star app finally I can remove the time etc from the top of my home screen.
…. how do use the split screen option with this new task changer as I use this option all the time on my S9+ / Oreo 8.0 ? … thanks peeps 🙂

rafael2017usa
rafael2017usa

Why go to all this trouble?
Just install a VPN app, change location to Korea, open Galaxy Apps and search for Good Lock and install the app. After that you can delete the VPN app. I used Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security.

djshab
djshab

Hi I tried using disconnect vpn and my Samsung apps store would not show Good Lock…. can you drop a link for your vpn and a brief history of how to get the Good Lock app on Samsung apps please? Ive subsribed to hotspot and changed my location to south korea but still nothing in the samsung apps store ?? Thank you for your time and help:-)

rafael2017usa
rafael2017usa

This is the VPN app I used: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hotspotshield.android.vpn&hl=en_US

Open the VPN app and start a 7 day trial, start the VPN, change location to Hong Kong, Open Galaxy Apps and search for Good Lock. After that’s done open Play Store and go to Menu (top left) and Subscriptions and turn off the Hotspot Shield Free VPN Proxy & Wi-Fi Security subscription. Enjoy 🙂

josetteh
josetteh

Hi,

You can try also this method if you have not already Good Lock available in your country:

1. Remove your SIM card
2. Connect to a VPN of your choice and set your country to US or other country where Good Lock is available now (https://news.samsung.com/global/make-your-galaxy-smartphone-personal-with-good-lock-2018?CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000758 ).
3. Clear Galaxy Apps cache and data
4. Launch Galaxy Apps and Search for Good Lock 2018
5- Install Good Lock 2018 and the modules you want
6. To finish, disconnect VPN, clear Galaxy Apps cache & data and put your SIM back

Enjoy!!

zinckey
zinckey

Activity Manager will only allow me to create a shortcut for Task Changer – it’s not an option for LockStar, QuickStar and Routines apps when clicking on the three-dots.

zinckey
zinckey

I used Nova Launcher -> Widgets -> Activities , worked successfully.

DA0809
DA0809

works perfectly. try again.