SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

News For You
News For You
Notifications

Tip: Enable Always On Display only when charging with Good Lock 2018

Tips & Tricks
By 

Last updated: July 17th, 2018 at 15:45 UTC+02:00

I've never been a fan of Always On Display. It's a neat feature, but the toll it takes on a phone's battery life makes it less compelling. As a user of Samsung's wireless charger, though, I had felt the lack of the ability to have AOD enabled only when the phone was being charged was a major oversight. That was nearly three years ago, and such an option still doesn't exist despite all the other features AOD has picked up. But hey, it seems I'm not the only one who wants such a feature. Perhaps that's why the new Good Lock 2018 app makes it possible to have AOD enabled only when the device is being charged.

Good Lock 2018's Routines app holds the key

Good Lock 2018 comes with various individual apps that let you customize the user interface to your heart's content. One of those apps is Routines. It lets you define custom tasks by combining various functions (those who have used the popular app Tasker will feel instantly at home with Routines). And while Good Lock 2018 leaves it to us to be imaginative, there are a couple of preloaded ‘routines', one of which is called ‘Always On Display while charging'. You just have to enable this particular routine and, voila, you can start taking advantage of Always On Display when you charge your phone and leave it disabled at other times.

Good Lock 2018 doesn't work on all devices, but every Samsung flagship is supported since the Galaxy S7 (and let's face it: flagships are the biggest culprits when it comes to not-so-dependable battery life). So if you want to have AOD enabled only when you are charging your phone, give Good Lock 2018 and its Routines feature a go.

If Good Lock isn't officially available in your country, follow these instructions to sideload it on to your device. Then, open Good Lock 2018, tap Routines, then enable the Always On Display while charging routine in the My Routines menu.

Always On Display while charging with Good Lock 2018

Tips & Tricks Always On DisplayGood LockGood Lock 2018
Galaxy AI summarized

Scroll for more related content
News For You

You might also like

Samsung removes fan-favorite buttons from NavStar

Samsung removes fan-favorite buttons from NavStar

Samsung’s NavStar app for Galaxy smartphones and tablets offers you additional options to customize the navigation bar and swipe gestures over the ones that One UI provides, giving you more ways to personalize your device. One of those options allows you to choose a set of buttons with a different design for the navigation bar. […]

  • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
  • 5 days ago
Samsung fixes multiple bugs in Wonderland with a new update

Samsung fixes multiple bugs in Wonderland with a new update

Samsung has released a new update to the Wonderland app, a module for Good Lock that provides you with options to customize wallpapers. The latest update changes the app’s version to 1.5.16, fixes four bugs, and improves the app’s usability. Here’s the complete changelog provided by Samsung: Fixed an issue where the wallpaper gets initialized […]

  • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 week ago
Another Good Lock module gets One UI 6.1.1 support

Another Good Lock module gets One UI 6.1.1 support

Samsung's progress on One UI 6.1.1 appears to be going swimmingly, and the company is also making good time on making its apps compatible with One UI 6.1.1. This week, Samsung is adding One UI 6.1.1 support to the One Hand Operation+ module of Good Lock, its UI customization app. A few days ago, support […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 weeks ago
Good Lock’s QuickStar icon alignment bug to be fixed with One UI 7.0 update

Good Lock’s QuickStar icon alignment bug to be fixed with One UI 7.0 update

Samsung's Good Lock is one of the best UI and UX customization apps in the Android ecosystem. It has several modules, each updated with new features and improvements. However, sometimes updates also bring bugs, and one such bug related to icon alignment exists in the QuickStar module. The company says the bug will be fixed […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago
Samsung starts updating apps with One UI 6.1.1 support

Samsung starts updating apps with One UI 6.1.1 support

We're just three weeks out from Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. The company will announce the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 at this event, along with new wearables. Many Samsung apps will get One UI 6.1.1 support in the next few weeks The new foldables will introduce us to One UI 6.1.1, […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 3 weeks ago
Samsung considering bringing back two Theme Park features

Samsung considering bringing back two Theme Park features

Samsung has always been big on UI customization. Its Good Lock app officially offers many deep UI and UX customization features on Galaxy phones. However, the company recently removed two features from Theme Park but is considering bringing them back after users' feedback. Theme Park's folder and keycap customization could come back It has been […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago