How to Customize Galaxy S7 Lock Screen

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are still two of the most popular smartphones available today. This guide will walk you through how to customize the Galaxy S7 lock screen and add unique features to suit your personal wants and needs.

When it comes to using Samsung devices, the options and possibilities are nearly endless. Whether it's adding a new theme, changing the home launcher, or simply changing lock screen shortcuts, clocks, and more. With that in mind, here we want to show you how.

On our lock screen, there are quick shortcuts to phone dialer and camera, which is nice. At the same time, a double tap on the home button launches the camera, so having it on the lock screen doesn't make sense. Instead, personalize it with something more useful or an app you use more often than others.

Those looking to get the most out of their Samsung Galaxy S7 can learn a lot from our great 45 tips and tricks article. Then keep reading for quick and easy instructions on how to customize the lock screen, along with some other tips.


Whether you've been using the S7 for a while or just got one after the recent Galaxy Nougat update, this will come in handy. A few quick taps in the settings can completely change the way we interact with the device. Making it easier to use and more suited to individual needs. Let's start.

Simply access settings by tapping the gear-shaped settings button at the top of the notification drop-down bar. Or find the Settings app in the app bar. Then navigate to what is displayed and detailed below.

In this original menu of information and application shortcuts, there are a few options. One can add dual clocks, add owner information or even a "lost or found" number or address. Then at the bottom are the shortcuts.

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It's really easy. Just head to the app shortcuts menu and we can completely change the apps shown on the lock screen. These are separated by left and right. Once chosen, users will see a full list of all installed apps. From there you can just select what you want. Now the next time you unlock your device, these will be displayed.

All owners need to do is swipe up from the app icon, rather from the middle, and the Galaxy S7 instantly opens to that app instead. A nice and quick way to get things done easily. This is just one of the many advanced features of the Samsung Galaxy S7. We go over that and more in our advice article above. The “owner information” option is also a nice extra touch for personalization.

Alternatively, owners can access display settings and do even more with the always-on display feature. Try it today. While you're here, check out these best cases for the Galaxy S7, or even a new screen protector. Enjoy.