Can't Change lock screen using Nova LauncherTips


Last Updated:

  1. Trishpointoh

    Trishpointoh New Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    1
    I just discovered you could change pretty much everything on Android phones.. I was a previous iPhone user. I recently aquired Nova Launcher and I can't seem to figure out how to use it on my lock screen. I've seen it happen before. Can anyone lend some advice to a new Android user?
     

    Advertisement
    JuniorSenior likes this.
  2. Darnell0216

    Darnell0216 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    197
    Nova itself isn't a lock screen app as it is meant only to modify your Home Launcher experience. TeslaCoil, the company behind it, makes a lock screen app called Widget Locker. There are others out there as well. Going to the Play Store page for Widget Locker will point you to similar apps. I used Go Locker for a while, but like the stock lock screen with the caption for now.
     
  3. rmrlc

    rmrlc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    10

    Under lock screen setting find unlock effects set to none.
     
  4. dtrin

    dtrin New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    You can do it although it is very obscure: hold on a page to change the wallpaper; touch the wallpaper icon bottom left; slide bottom images to the left until you get to "Apps and Themes"; touch this; touch wallpaperpick...: on top left touch "Home Screen" and then pick "Lock Screen". Yikes - they could have made it simpler!
     
  5. Bl1zz4rd

    Bl1zz4rd Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    What specifically does Nova Launcher not change? I think I can remember using it on my S4 ages ago and it didn't change the settings menu, for instance, and that looked very odd in contrast to all the nice new "stock" icons.
     
  6. Susan Hawthorne

    Susan Hawthorne New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't get that choice under apps and themes
     
  7. JuniorSenior

    JuniorSenior New Member

    Joined:
    Thursday
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Susan :)

    Was looking for the answer but got lucky myself. Try this...

    Enable your original/standard launcher to change wallpapers.

    Make sure you go through full phone settings

    Go to settings > display > wallpaper > home and lock screen.

    Choose your wallpaper. And they will match.

    (Or, do what I do and pick two that compliment each other so it looks like a transition.)

    Then...

    Re-enable your 3rd party launcher (guessing Nova). Wallpapers will be the same.

    Good luck

    Matt :mustachedroid:
     
  8. Spec2nirvash

    Spec2nirvash VIP Member VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2011
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    423
    @Trishpointoh I didn't quite get by your post if you wanted to change the actual lock screen or simply the wallpaper.

    If it's the lock screen function, you'll have to try different locker apps until you find one that actually works to your liking, you may have to try several.

    If your phone is running Lollipop or Marshmallow, don't bother with TeslaCoil's Widget Locker. It hasn't been updated in 3 years, and it only works on KitKat or earlier.
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    4,908
    Likes Received:
    2,456
    WidgetLocker is working fine on my HTC 10.
     
  10. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby Guides Guide

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    4,908
    Likes Received:
    2,456
    Let me clarify. It's working fine except it won't let me change wallpaper. So no help to Trishpointoh.
     

Share This Page

Loading...