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8 Smart Lock Screen features you should try on your Samsung One UI 5.1 smartphone



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Introduced with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung’s latest custom software – One UI 5.1 has reached millions of Galaxy users through OTA updates. It brings a lot of new features and improvements, meanwhile, this story talks about the Samsung Lock Screen features that you can use on your One UI 5.1 smartphone.

Samsung One UI is known for customization and it has some amazing Lock Screen customization options which let you do much more than just unlock your phone. You can add different app shortcuts, contact information, and widgets, as well as customize the clock, notifications, and much more.

If you are among the people who like to personalize their phones with different elements, you should definitely check out these eight smart One UI 5.1 Lock Screen features.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

One UI 5.1 Lock Screen features

Change Lock Screen Wallpaper:

Tap and hold your phone’s lock screen to open a live preview of your lock screen. Tap the “Wallpaper” button in the top-left corner to change your lock screen wallpaper.

You can choose a wallpaper from one of the default categories on the following page, or select an image from your Gallery. Once finalized, tap the “Done” option to apply the changes.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Add filter to Lock Screen Wallpaper:

Samsung offers you a variety of filters that you can apply on the lock screen wallpaper. At the bottom of the Lock Screen preview, there’s a “Filter” option. Tap on it and you will see some great filters.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Lock Screen Widgets:

Head over to the “Lock Screen settings” on your Galaxy phone and tap on the “Widgets” option. Now simply, turn the “toggle on” for the widget you want to see on the lock screen.

You can also reorder the widgets by tapping the “Reorder” option in the top right corner. Simply, tap and hold the widget you want to shift and arrange them according to your preferences.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Personalize Lock Screen Clock Widget:

Tap the Clock Widget on the live preview of your lock screen to unlock customization options. Select one of the five analog and digital clock styles from the pop-up window.

If you choose a digital clock, you can change its font by tapping the six available options at the top of the pop-up window. You can also change the clock color from the bottom bar or let One UI automatically adjust the color based on your wallpaper by choosing the first option.

If you want, you can resize the clock widget by dragging one of the four corners. Once you are satisfied with the result, tap on “Done” to apply changes in real.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Customize Lock Screen Notifications:

On the live preview of your phone’s lock screen, tap on the Notification icons, and the customization options will appear. Select one of the three notification styles from the following pop-up: None, Icon only, or Details.

If you choose Details, the following customization options will appear:

  • “Adjust the transparency” of the notification using the slider in the pop-up window.
  • Enable the “Auto-reverse text color” option if you want One UI to automatically adjust the notification text color based on the wallpaper for improved visibility.
  • Finally, tap “Done to apply your customizations to the lock screen.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Add Lock Screen Contact Information:

Again, open the live preview of your phone’s lock screen through Settings. Tap on the “Contact Infomation” option at the bottom of the screen. Enter the contact information you wish to display on the lock screen in the following pop-up.

You can add a phone number, email address, or others as well as add emojis to the text. For example, I wrote “SammyFans” with two Blue hearts. Once done, tap “Done”.

Lock Screen Shortcuts:

The Phone and Camera app icons that appear on the bottom corners of the lock screen are shortcuts. You can them if as per your preferences. To do so, open the Lock Screen settings and tap on any of the shortcuts.

You can select the app installed on your device as well as go for useful functions like Flashlight, Bixby wakeup, Do not disturb, and more. Do the same with another shortcut. Tap the “Done” option when completed.

Use Good Lock’s LockStar module:

If you are not satisfied with the above-mentioned stock lock screen customization options, install the Good Lock’s LockStar module for further personalization capabilities.

Open the module and enable lock screen customization on the following screen by tapping on the toggle in the top-left. Now tap on the lock screen to open a live preview with the customization features.

Here, you can select the element you want to customize and drag it anywhere on the screen to change its location. If you want, you can remove unwanted elements by tapping the “X” button in the top-right corner of the selection.

However, if you accidentally remove an element, tap the empty area in its previous position to open a pop-up menu including elements you can add to the area.

Change the appearance of the lock icon at the top of the screen, the clock widget, the shortcuts, or the toast by selecting the element and then tapping the icon with four squares in the bottom-left corner of the selection.

There are more Clock faces, the ability to add up to 6 app shortcuts, the ability to add Stickers, and more. After you complete the customization, select the “Save” button in the top-right corner to apply the changes.

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One UI 5.1

Samsung phones and tablets that have received One UI 5.1



Samsung One UI 5.1 Home Screen Widgets

First published on Feb. 13…

On February 13, Samsung started giving early Valentine’s Day gifts to Galaxy customers in the form of One UI 5.1 update! The rollout of the new One UI 5.1 update started with several older eligible flagship devices including the Galaxy Z Fold/Flip 4 as well as Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S20 series.

The One UI 5.1 update package weighs between 1.5GB to 1.98GB and the feature availability also varies by model. The Galaxy S22 series is taking most of the Galaxy S23 benefits, while, it’s just a farewell release for the Galaxy S20 series and Note 20 series.

One UI 5.1 is available for:

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4
  2. Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra
  3. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
  4. Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra
  5. Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra – Feb. 18
  6. Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G – Feb. 21
  7. Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra
  8. Galaxy S21 FE and S20 FE 5G
  9. Galaxy Z Flip – Feb. 27
  10. Galaxy Tab S8 series
  11. Galaxy Tab S7 series
  12. Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite

Non-flagship Galaxy devices:

  1. Galaxy A73, A53, A33 and A23- Feb. 20
  2. Galaxy M53, M33 – Feb. 25
  3. Galaxy A23 – Feb. 27
  4. Galaxy F62 – Mar. 1
  5. Galaxy M62, M52 – Mar. 1st week
  6. Galaxy A52s – Mar. 2
  7. Galaxy Quantum 2 – Mar. 2
  8. Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus
  9. Galaxy A71 and A51 – Mar. 8
  10. Galaxy S10 Lite – Mar. 7
  11. Galaxy A72, A52 and A32 – Mar. 9
  12. Galaxy A13 – Mar. 14
  13. Galaxy A51 5G – Mar. 21
  14. Galaxy A03s – Mar. 22
  15. Galaxy A32 LTE – Mar. 22

Didn’t find your device on the list? It doesn’t mean your smartphones will not get the One UI 5.1 update. Samsung has just begun the rollout, which may take about 3 to 4 weeks to reach all regions and carriers. If your device is eligible for Android 14, you would receive the One UI 5.1 as well.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Battery Status Widget

How to update:

Head towards the Settings menu, tap the Software update tab, followed by Download and install. Let your device connect to Samsung’s software server and find out the new build. If a new build is available for your device and CSC, follow the on-screen instructions and enjoy!

One UI 5.1

On February 1, Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series smartphones that brought the One UI 5.1 firmware out of the box. This new One UI version is an improved variant of Samsung’s first Android 13 skin and offers select new features from the S23 to older models.

What’s new with One UI 5.1?

Similar to the One UI 5.0, Samsung’s new One UI 5.1 version is also based on the Android 13 operating system. Ahead of major switch like Android 14, the company is offering select new features from its topmost flagship lineup to older models such as the Galaxy S and Z.

Changes of One UI 5.1 firmware include a handful of new features including enhancements to the Camera and Gallery apps with the ability to remaster and fine-tune photos saved on your phone. It also brings the ability to access the Expert RAW camera app directly from the stock Camera app.

Last but not least, One UI 5.1 is packed with battery status widgets for the home screen along with a Spotify suggestions option and Settings quick panels. Earlier, the leaked One UI 5.1 changelog listed plenty of new features in detail, which you can check here.

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One UI 5.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite One UI 5.1 update starts expanding



Samsung has now begun expanding the One UI 5.1 update for more Galaxy Note 10 Lite users. The update was initially rolled out in France and the company is now releasing this update for Note 10 Lite models in UAE.

One UI 5.1 update provides a next-level performance with new features to enhance productivity and personalization. The newest version of One UI brings a load of new features that make your Galaxy experience smoother and amazing.

Samsung Note 10 Lite One UI 5.1 update

Along with several new features, it also installs the February 2023 patch for system security and stability improvements. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite One UI 5.1 update bears the PDA version N770FXXU8HWB6 and you can download it through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.

This update brings a handful of new features and enhances the Note 10 Lite devices to take their Galaxy experience to next level. It installs two new Widgets – the battery widget, and the Dynamic Weather widget, as well as significant improvements to the Smart Suggestion and contacts widgets.

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Moreover, the update also carries a new pop-up view and split-screen view features for easier multitasking, a more effortless selfie color tone picker in the Camera, multiple advanced Gallery app features, Bixby Text Call in the English language, support for Continue using an app on other devices feature in Samsung Internet, and much more.

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Good Lock

Get all Good Lock apps and plugins for your Samsung Galaxy



Samsung Good Lock

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone personalization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the customization experience to the next level.

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With the Android 13-based One UI 5, Samsung brought a handful of new plugins in order to make the Good Lock even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Samsung Good Lock

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