Throughout the years the Android lock screen has evolved throughout the years. There has always been a method to slide/swipe to unlock, and OEMs have always put their own spin on it. Over the last few years there has been a popular trend, with the increase of Lockscreen replacement apps in the Play Store which offer even more functionality. Getting tired of your lock screen, here the top 3 best Lock Screen apps.
Top 3 Best Android Lock Screen Apps
1. AC Display
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
First, AC Display is pretty much the undisputed champion of lock screen apps for right now. It claims to manage your notifications in a ‘new way’ which is true is it is considerably different from a ‘standard’ OEM lock screen. It features a minimal design with a darkened background and it shows you notifications on the lock screen. It comes with an Active Mode that tries to predict when you’re picking up your phone to look at it, a blacklist to keep apps from sending notifications to the lock screen, dynamic background settings, low-priority notification settings, similar to Motorola’s Moto X display on steroids.
In addition, it is fun, free, and worth a try.
2. Go Locker
Next, GO Locker used to be one of my favourite lockscreens. It was the first One used when I first customized my ancient OG Samsung Galaxy S. It is one of the popular one to date with nearly 100 million downloads. It is the ultimate customization app with over 8000 thousands of custom themes. In the free version you get a huge number of themes that can mimic almost any device and plenty of unique ones, shortcuts to apps on the lock screen, and the ability to read messages from your lock screen.
However, the paid version is a priced at $14.99 which is ostensibly ridiculous but if you decide you want it, you’ll get all of the paid themes (which is apparently a $900 value), and first dibs on new themes which you will always get for free. Therefore, worth trying before buying.
3. Echo Notification Lockscreen
Price: Free (in-app purchases)
Finally, Echo Notification Lockscreen does pretty much what the title says it does. It boasts a minimal and lightweight experience that shows you notifications, smart alerts, and security settings. You can also group notifications into categories like social, work, etc. There are some customization options as well. It looks nice and aside from a few little things here and there, it’s generally well liked.
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