10 best lock screen apps for Android (2014 edition)

10 best lock screen apps for Android (2014 edition)
The great majority of smartphone users look at their devices' lock screens around a hundred times per day, if not more. Yet at the same time, few people actually come across the idea of replacing it with one that's more functional and/or better drawn. This inspired us to do some digging and find what alternatives were there. And it turned out that the offerings were quite a lot. 

When it comes to lock screen replacements for Android, there's a lot to pick from. Some of the apps are focused on design and visuals, while other are built with functionality in mind. Then there are those trying to combine both into a single product. But whatever your priorities are, chances are below you'll find a lock screen that suits them. We've selected 10 of the best Android lock screens you can get right now, and what makes things even better is that the apps are all free to download. Just flick through the whole slideshow below, pick a favorite, and enjoy!

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18 Comments

1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Number 2 is very iphony. Picked up ip6...i havnt had problems with iOS 8 so far.

4. Busyboy unregistered

Actually #2 looks really nice IMO

5. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

What's wrong with iPhoney? I like that. That's pretty clean.

2. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

actually the dodol locker, launcher and keyboard are very user friendly, easy to use and smooth. i used all of them and they are very good

3. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I used Dodol on my Note 3. One of the better launchers/lockers imo.

6. TheFirm

Posts: 33; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

Silly droid and their lock screens,no put my finger on my phone, viola

7. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

I'm trying to stay away from lock screen widgets since they are going away in version L.

8. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Android, the world's most advance mobile operating system to date. This is the reason why I love Android over iOS and Windows Phone. There are lots of unlock modes namely: PIN/password, pattern, face detection, knock code, finger scanner, and etc.

9. Moh.Nom

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

In picture #9, one c-locker screenshot has a 'slide to unlock" phrase that looks quite applesque they so gonna get their a$$es sued by apple(I'm surprised they even dare to do such thing, I'm more surprised they haven't got their a$$es sued yet)

10. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

NILS is a good one. And is also very customisable.

11. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Good article

12. ddutt

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

Nice Article....tried out the new Zwypelock app. This basically unlocks the phone automatically wjen connected to trusted Bluetooth and wifi. Also they have their new feature in Beta unlock the phone using finger swipe...

13. Slidejoystaff

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Check out Slidejoy on Google Play. We pay you for having relevant articles, deals, and other content displayed on your lockscreen. You basically get paid daily for having the app running.

14. leeabk

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

[Android APP][2.2+]Child Proof Gadget-Child Lock (App for parents) This is an Android app for parents, which give facility to allow their kids to use their phone safely. Kids will not be able to change any settings, or call or sms etc. They will be in kid area where they can use as many apps as allowed to them by their parents.

15. stevesmith

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

These lock screen techniques are not totally secure, as somebody who peeps over your shoulder could see the secret word or the pin when you are entering it.Here is an Android device unlocking feature that leaves you wondered.

16. jamiecullon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

What about SlideLock and LockerPro ?

18. adamS92

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

Try something new, send photos to your friends lock screen with Trumpit. get.trump.it

19. AliceMamadou

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

Here is another way to unlock pattern lock for Samsung Galaxy phones, and no data loss youtube.com/watch?v=lw4ueft-t_I

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