Article first published on October 29
Good Lock is an interesting application offered by Samsung for flagship Galaxy devices. This app consists of several excellent services called modules and apps that make the One UI software system highly customizable.
As always, several Good Lock apps and modules became no longer compatible with the devices running Android 12-based One UI 4.0. As the customization of the UI is based on the operating system, the company needs to optimize Good Lock again.
In a recent development, Good Lock in charge in South Korea shared the entire plan of the Good Lock 2022 that will be made for Galaxy devices running One UI 4.0 based on Android 12. The upcoming version will come with several new features and improvements for all the modules and applications.
Good Lock 2022 & modules
Samsung Good Lock 2022 Plan
Earlier today, Samsung has officially announced that it will start rolling out the Good Lock 2022 update for Galaxy devices starting February 22, 2022. Well, the 2022 version of the Good Lock suite is now rolling out through Galaxy Store, which updates plenty of modules and apps.
Good Lock 2022 New Features
February 22, 2022
The latest Good Lock 2022 update brings several improvements and optimization with the Android 12-based One UI 4.0. The new release updates the Nice Shot module with setting to show the Delete button immediately after a screenshot is taken.
Besides, the ClockFace module enables the Galaxy Watch 4 users to use the watch face on the phone as well. Meanwhile, only the watch faces made by made by the developers via the Watch Face Studio will be compatible with this feature.
Apart from this, the One Hand Operation+ update comes with new gestures for keyboard shortcuts and moving the screen. Moreover, the SoundAssistant makes the volume panel templates easier to use and lets Galaxy fans make their own in DeX mode.
- Good Lock — 2.2.01.12
- Theme Park — 1.0.09.23
- LockStar — 2.1.00.29
- QuickStar — 5.2.00.3
- Wonderland — 1.2.08
- One Hand Operation + — 220.127.116.11
- Routines + — 1.0.34
- Home Up — 13.0.00.35
- Clockface — 18.104.22.168
More module & app updates will be added further.
October 29, 2021
According to the official proposal, Samsung hopes that our customers will like it, and the new features of Good Lock that we are preparing with enthusiasm are as follows.
- Improved Lock widget editing function:
- Provides more editing functions such as Alpha, Lock icon replacement.
- Edit AOD:
- It is possible to edit (On/Off) the elements composing AOD.
- Decorate your lock screen with stickers:
- You can decorate your lock screen with various stickers.
- My Watchface: You can set up a watch face made with Watch Face Studio on the device in conjunction with the Galaxy Watch 4.
- Samsung Dex :
- Supports high resolution regardless of connected accessories, and you can use more apps at the same time.
- On tablets, if possible, the DeX screen will also be turned vertically.
It’s a bit vague to confirm it’s January, but there were a lot of voices hoping the Good Lock team would do something about making better use of the Z Flip 3’s cover screen. (The function you expect is correct) When it is finalized and confirmed, it will be given as a gift to Z Flip 3 customers.
- Apps screen portrait mode: You can check the app icons by swiping up/down on the Apps screen.
- Create your own stickers: You can use unique stickers in conjunction with the Samsung keyboard.
- Added settings to improve usability of screen capture and screen recording functions.
- You can choose not to save screen capture images to the clipboard, and automatically activate Do Not Disturb when screen recording.
- Add video wallpaper: You can set the video file as the wallpaper of the home screen.
- Another interesting function is being prepared, and we will update it after seeing the completeness of the requirements.
One Hand Operation+
- Gesture Hot key: Execute a function by passing a shortcut to the running app as a gesture.
- Screen Move: Moves the screen with gestures to help click in areas that cannot be reached.
- Volume panel theme available in DeX mode.
- You can use voice modulation effect in VoIP or Sound Recorder app
Good Lock 2022 Schedule
October 29, 2021
After the One UI version was officially opened, it took some time for Good Lock to work in the new One UI, and many complained about the inconvenience because the function that was used during that time did not work.
This year, Samsung engineers are preparing as much as possible so that you can use Good Lock. At the same time, as One UI 4 officially opens (though it was very difficult for the developers) to eliminate the gap in which Good Lock cannot be used.
Three major updates planned
- Good Lock 2022 operating on One UI 4 will open in November (before the official One UI 4)
- Home Up Task Changer function will be available in December
- (As are other functions, but especially since it is a function that depends on the most on the OS, it is always difficult It’s a big feature, so please comment on the developers as well)
- Updates with new features will be done in January 2022
Update: Samsung Android 12 One UI 4.0 update supports 9 Good Lock modules
- Key Cafe
- Theme Park
- Nice Catch
Samsung ‘Routine+’ Good Lock 2022
Samsung Good Lock is one of the most powerful tools available to Galaxy device owners. It goes beyond the standard set of personalization features offered by most OEM skins and allows users a deeper level of customization to make their device truly their own.
Good Lock is a collection of various modules and one such that we are going to discuss today is Routine+. Besides the basic functionalities, Samsung Good Lock Routine+ allows you to add advanced features to Bixby Routines so you can make more powerful routines.
Samsung Good Lock Routine+
Location-based quick settings
Google Lock’s location-based quick settings give you access to replace a double press or long-press on one of the phone’s physical keys, depending on a few factors. The module uses location as an example but you can also edit this to use any existing triggers.
Run a touch macro
On selecting the app for which you want to record the macro, it will open the app and show a floating record button on the side of the screen. To do this:
- Tap Record and then perform the actions you want to save.
- Stop the recording and save it.
- Choose what the trigger should be.
Control arrow with S Pen
Of course, this feature will only work with S -pen compatible Samsung phones including Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 3, S21 Ultra, and S22 Ultra. It lets you assign different Air Actions to perform certain tasks.
The module suggests you assign arrow key actions to gestures to scroll through web pages and move back and forth.
Fingerprint to website
Although the name of the feature suggests you can do this to open a website, but it can be assigned to anything. Here you can choose the actions to take place, such as opening any app or anything else, depending on which finger you use to unlock your phone.
Low battery announcement
Quite a useful feature! When enabled, it will let your phone read out a phrase when your phone reaches a certain battery percentage. You can customize the words spoken as well as adjust reading speed.
Share via QR Code
There’s also an option to share your creations with others through QR Code. When scanned, it will recreate the chosen routine on their device too. However, if you don’t have QR Code, you can export your routines as files to be saved via the cloud or your messaging app.
Samsung ‘NotiStar’ Good Lock 2022
Good Lock is a powerful application for Samsung devices that has many modules to let you customize the overall look of your phone. From options to customize the notification panel, sound panel, keyboard, and others, there are many additional features that the real One UI doesn’t have.
One such amazing module is NotiStar. It allows you to search through the notifications or to display them only from specific apps, so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. It’s extremely helpful when you drown in your phone’s notification.
Samsung Good Lock NotiStar further allows you to set custom filters that contain predefined keywords or are related to a particular app, to isolate the important ones. It can save all your notification for a week, month, or forever, which can help you search for alerts you might have missed or dismissed.
Now that you can have some clarity about the module and its uses, let’s see how it is used.
Samsung Good Lock NotiStar
First of all, you need to activate NotiStar. To do this,
- Open the Good Lock app.
- Click on NotiStar.
- Turn the toggle on.
As you know, NotiStar allows you to choose the apps by which you want to be notified. By default, the toggle next to ‘All Apps’ will be on. Below the toggle, you will be able to see all the applications installed on your mobile and you can turn them on or off as per your wish.
Use Filter List
This is a filtration process to a whole new level by allowing you to attach custom keywords. After tapping on the User filter list, click Add filter >> Create new filters for emergencies and more. Additionally, you can also select the applications that are allowed to notify you.
Using on Lock Screen
You can configure NotiStar to be used from your lock screen. For easy access, it gives you a neat-looking Start icon. This option is enabled by default, you can also turn it off.
Notification Storage Period
NotiStar can very easily serve as your go-to notification management tool. Beyond white/blacklisting and keyword filtering, NotiStar can also serve as your notification storage tool, ensuring that your important notifications are never discarded.
When you tap on the option you will get options to choose when your notifications are automatically removed. You can choose between 7 days, 30 days, 6 months, 1 year, or No limit (forever).
Start icon settings on Lock screen
Here you can set the position, color, and transparency of the NotiStar icon. To do this, navigate Good Lock >> NotiStar >> Start icon settings on lock screen. You should see three buttons at the bottom of the screen: Color, Transparency, and Save. Whereas, the Start icon is placed in the middle of your screen.
Samsung ‘Nice Catch’ Good Lock 2022
Not so famed, Samsung’s Good Lock is a wonderful application that has various modules to let you customize your smartphone in every small and big aspect. One of such Samsung Good Lock modules is Nice Catch.
Samsung Nice Catch is surprisingly a useful tool that provides a detailed history of app actions on your Galaxy smartphone. Thereby, offering an alert digital watchman of your apps and what they’re doing when you’re not looking.
You can take advantage of this module when you want to see if there are applications on your phone that have doubtful behavior. You can also use it to see the changes in permissions, which is another key aspect to determine if it is dangerous or not.
Samsung Good Lock Nice Catch
You can download and enable this module from Good Lock itself. Once enabled, it will show you a detailed history of when apps made vibrations, changed the ringer mode, changed call mode, displayed ads, showed toast popups, woke up the screen, and others along with time stamps for all instances.
For example, if you enter a vibration history, you’ll see a list of apps that have vibrated your phone and the number of times they have done so in the past seven days. When you click on an app, it will show you a list of the exact times it vibrates.
The most useful part is its log for toast notifications (the little bubbles that appear at the bottom of your phone from time to time). You can check these logs by entering the Nice Catch app and clicking on the appropriate category.
Further, the history will be automatically deleted after seven days. You can also delete it whenever you want by hitting the 3-dot menu and clicking Clear all histories >> Yes.