Cover Lock Screen promises to 'smart-up' your Android lock screen

Cover Lock Screen promises to 'smart-up' your Android lock screen
Have you ever dreamt that your smartphone would also come with a smart lock screen? One that would adapt to your place and time, and allow you to quickly access the apps that you access? The Cover Lock Screen beta is a neat Android app that does just that, and best of all - it learns over time.

What Cover Lock Screen does is basically give you a list of relevant apps that you can access straight from your lock screen, without needing to unlock the phone first. When we say that it learns from your behavior, we mean that the Cover Lock Screen app would check which apps you use most at say home, and would show you those exact apps. 

At work, in the car, or when you are out, Cover would show you a different set of applications on your lockscreen. Moreover, it would automatically detect where you are. Overall, there is a total of six apps displayed on the lockscreen, but you can swipe up to see more, and all the apps are arranged so that the most oft used ones appear first. A simple and neat solution. 

Right now, the app is free to get on the Google Play Store and - despite being a beta - it works fairly well. Hit the link below to try it out.

Developer: CoverDownload: Android
Category: Lock screenPrice: Free



1. j-rod2079

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Sounds interesting... but if you don't have to unlock to use the displayed apps, whats the point of having a lock screen?

11. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

you have to press the app, then slide, kind of like the camera widget on the lock screen of iPhones or Samsung devices. I've been using this app for a little while now, and its actually pretty nice. When I'm driving, it knows I'm more likely to open Pandora or my podcast app. When at work, it knows I'll use Facebook.. lol.

18. HansGoneInsane unregistered

It is stolen from Ubuntu anyway. Check out their homepage:

2. j-rod2079

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Anyone can pick up your phone and accesses personal info that is in the most frequently used apps!

3. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

is it not available on Nexus 5? Its not showing up on mine.

4. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Sorry, it's just not available out of the US, Canada, and Europe right now. So I guess, I might have to wait.

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Just find the APK and install on your phone :D

6. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

It works with the security lock on your phone as well so just set a lock tyme and your good. Its in beta so this app will get better due to feed back and updates.

15. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

How does it work with the security lock on my phone? If I have to pass the security lock, why not just unlock my phone and arrage my centre home screen to have my most commonly used apps?

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

question is do its functions justify the added stress on the RAM and additional battery drain? would that be like a live wallpaper in terms of memory and battery consumption.

9. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Live wallpapers consume about 1% of battery. So I'm not sure what you mean by your comment. I didn't notice any real battery differences when running it.

13. cjo1992

Posts: 25; Member since: May 04, 2012

It barely uses any battery and it doesn't even show up under battery usage. The developers had battery usage in mind when developing the app.

8. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

download .apk file people and stop complaining

10. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I love Cover, I read about it on GSMArena and it's fantastic. Only down side is I live so close to where I work it sometimes doesn't recognize I've left work.

12. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

We need more high quality lock screen replacements.

16. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

can't even find the dam thing in the app store

17. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Yet another app that requires constant internet connection

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