How to customize the Always On Display feature of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

How to customize the Always On Display feature of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
One of the highlights of the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge champs is the Always On Display, a feature. True, it's not something we see for the first time, as various other handsets sport similar functionalities, too. For example, the LG G5 is one of the newer devices that employ a similar functionality. 

However, what makes the always-on display on the Galaxy S7 & S7 edge awesome are the most basic properties of their Super AMOLED displays. Due to the low power consumption of these, this feature hardly consumes any battery, making it a worthy software addition.

In a classic Samsung fashion, the useful functionality can be customized to the user's will. Additionally, you can download additional themes for the Always On display. Yes, you can! Here's how to do it.

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Do forgive me, but how come settings menu icons are... ORANGE??? Seems like Samsung just can't refrain itself from implementing childish & cheesy colors in The TouchWiz here and there...! BTW, I'm considering S6 for the moment for they're now going for DIRT cheap here! And the first thing I'm going to do (provided I end up buying it) is to install Marshmallow OTA Update! Lets see how a 'Fully Loaded' car... Ahem... Smartphone feels like!

3. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Touchwiz... A good thing about it, however, is the fact that it supports themes which will let you change both pull down menu and the settings colors. With the Material Design theme and Nova Launcher my GS7E looks and acts almost like stock Android.

2. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

#7 looks great.

4. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Thats a beautiful addition. I wish if my Galaxy S6 Edge + has it.

5. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

custom rom?

6. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

It's not as beautiful as the one on Lumia 1520, 950, 950XL but it's decent and workable

7. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Its an exaggeration to say it can be "customised to the user's will" when I'm limited to only a handful with most having to pay for. Until i find a theme editor its just something that holds no interest to me with its current lack of capability.

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