The lock screen of your Android phone is not just there to show a good wallpaper. It is an important place to use as a navigation screen and more. In past few years, Android has made lots of changes to improve the lock screen. But there could be many reasons for not liking the lock screen of your phone. So, there are lots of lock screen replacement apps to try and see how you can improve your productivity just by changing the lock screen.
Best Android Lock Screen Apps
1. Hi Locker
Hi Locker is a good lock screen App for Android. It offers a mix of older Android lock styles and modern design. It offers all different security locks. it also lets you set the trusted device and network to unlock your phone automatically when in the range of that network or device.
You can quickly launch an app from the lock screen, check weather or notifications and more. You also get the option to customize almost everything.
It comes with some very cool wallpaper that automatically changes after a specific time period. You can set this time as per your own interest.
This Lock screen app is free but offers in-app purchase and remove ads.
2. Next Lock Screen
Microsoft’s Next Lock Screen is another cool lock screen for Android. It wants to keep things simple but offers more content and features. It keeps track of your apps usage to know what apps you use at different locations. Then it shows you the same apps at that places on the lock screen.
It also brings beautiful Bing wallpapers to your lock screen. You also get weather information, time and notifications. Along with usual unlocks, this app also supports fingerprint unlock.
Next Lock Screen is available for free to download.
3. SlideLock Locker
If you have just moved from iPhone to Android or you like the lock screen of iPhone, the SlideLock Locker app is for you. You can unlock your Android phone just by sliding from left to right. You get actionable notifications where you can tap to go to them or swipe to dismiss. If you slide from right to left, it opens the camera.
If you like things minimal, AcDisplay lock screen Android app is for you. It brings notifications on the lock screen. You also get various shortcuts on the notification. You can also blacklist apps to stop seeing notifications from them on the lock screen.
It also comes with Active Mode that works similar to Android’s Ambient Display. It automatically detects when your phone is picked up to show you notifications.
AcDisplay lock screen app is free to download.
5. Echo Notification Lockscreen
Echo Notification Lockscreen is another cool and good looking lock screen app with a minimal interface. There are not many options to customize the interface, but you get lots of good features. It claims to be the fastest lock screen app.
It shows complete notifications on lock screen. If you are listening to music, you get music control options. It auto groups alerts from apps into groups like social media, work and more. So, you can deal with them in bulk.
You can also Snooze notifications so that you can get back to it later when you are finally free.
Echo Notification Lockscreen is available for free but with options to in-app purchase.
Picturesque is also a cool lock screen app by Microsoft. It also brings you Bing wallpapers daily along with several features. You can search for apps, contacts or the web direct from the lock screen. It also offers various controls and widgets.
It also brings live Cricket scores, latest news in categories and access to camera direct from the lock screen.
This is not the end of this list. There are lots of other cool lock screen apps available for free and paid. I only focused on free apps with good features, but I might miss a good one. If you know any other lock screen app that is worth to be on this list. please let us know in the comments.
Do not forget to try these lock screen apps and see how it changes the way you access your phone without un locking.