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I want my Android 7 lock screen back.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ian Palmer, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Ian Palmer

    Ian Palmer Newbie
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    Specifically, I want the lock screen to display both the media control bar and the clock at the same time, not requiring swiping. Spent about an hour on Google to no result.
    I'm on the S8 running Android 8.0.0 and Samsung Experience version 9.0
    First image is my old J7 running Android 7.1, displaying both the time and media controls simultaneously
    The next two images are my S8 not doing that.
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  2. Ian Palmer

    Ian Palmer Newbie
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    UPDATE - SOLVED: Samsung support said it couldn't be done but if you use Good Lock and LockStar (both are Samsung products only available in the Galaxy Store) you can make it happen.
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  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I knew there would be an app for that!
  4. Ian Palmer

    Ian Palmer Newbie
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    Update two: now that my phone's updated to Pie, if you turn off 'media controller' in your lock screen options, it'll let the app's own controller notification back.
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The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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