10 lock screen replacement apps for your Android smartphone

10 lock screen replacement apps for your Android smartphone
Isn't it awesome how customizable Android is compared to anything else out there? Many elements of the platform can be tweaked, ranging from under-the-hood performance adjustments to visual and user interface modifications. This post is all about the latter, bringing you 10 apps that will replace the stock lock screen on your Android smartphone. Why would anyone want to do that? Well, keep in mind that not all Android smarthphones are made equal. Many come with a lock screen provided by the manufacturer, and while some custom lock screens work fine, others aren't all that great. But these third-party lock screen replacement are among the best ones available in the Play Store. Chances are that if you aren't happy with the lock screen on your Android smartphone, a better alternative will be listed below. Go check them out and tell us in the comments which lock screen you like the most!

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31 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

These Lock Screens are wonderful.

2. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Image 3: Why the hell would any android user want there lockscreen to look like an iPhone? This is blasphemy!!!

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That the quickest way to get a 5+" display while still retain the iOS look and feel. Otherwise would be year 2017 for a 5.5" iPhone Mega

12. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Because it is nice.

3. Oxygen

Posts: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The beauty of android!

4. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Image 2: why would an android user want a windows phone metro UI on his lock screen? Go throw your android phone and buy an original windows phone. Android users always copy.

5. zhiae unregistered

because we can

21. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

BURNNNNN

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm using a windows phone 8 launcher and lockscreen right now. Will you say the same if it was a windows phone user using a android jb theme and lockscreen? The reason we download other launchers is that we want to try out other themes when we get bored of our Ui. Copycat isn't the word you should be using

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I love to see a windows phone app that can do that!!! It probably wont ever happen though

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

My friend had an omnia 7 that has android theme on her windows phone 7. I guess Microsoft removed it from the market place

13. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

The power of customization, something WP will not ever have and that is why android will always be on top.

23. SleepingOz unregistered

Customization, advanced features, true multitasking, versatility, flexibility, freedom, power!

11. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Jealous are we? LOL!, throw away the boring tiles and join the party, ANDROID=endless possibilities.

16. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

that was lame

22. SleepingOz unregistered

Because android users can disable auto-rotation on their android phones. =]

9. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I like the active lockscreen very simple design...

14. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I'm using Locket, it is actually an ads lock screen, but you get paid each time you unlock your phone ~

15. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I hate lockscreens.

17. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I never use them.. LOL XD

19. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

you can disable it,

18. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

Android Can Do Anything... No wonder why 80% of Smartphones use this platform. You down see ios having different launchers.

20. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Which do you prefer? Customising via software like this or customising your hardware like the Moto X?

24. Adithya7184 unregistered

just downloaded magic locker and metal theme. awesome combination.

26. codylettau

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

One lock screen that looks like it's coming out soon is called tTap. It's an Android lock screen that pays you for unlocking your phone or engaging with an ad that is placed on the background of your lock screen. I don't have a problem with an ad on my background of the lock screen because I couldn't tell you what the background is now... I stumbled across their facebook page (appttap) and it had a video that provided a bit more info about how it works if you're interested.

27. Maria3b

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Lockscreen One Touch For All for Android offers a unique combination of pattern unlock & quick app launching. Why didn't you right about it?

29. VictorLee

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I'm using "Time Machine Locker" in Android, it is a fun lock screen that can allow photo casting among friends' lock screen.

30. laymanspulse

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Try this to lock your files, photos and videos: laymanspulse.com/2014/07/09/android-file-videos-ph​otos-locker/

31. StanDmi

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Have you tried using Swipe? It shows you your latest news in a beautiful design. It offer a full app experience right on the lock (Not like widgets). It's new so it's hard to find, but it's #1 if you search for GetSwipe in the Play Store

32. BailRentzias

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Remove forgotten pattern, fingerprints, PIN and password for Samsung Galaxy without data loss youtu.be/rXADgwgVk_Y

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