New Samsung "ClockFace" app adds 30 clock styles for the Always-On Display

If you have the option to enable the Always-On display on your Samsung handset (which debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S7 in 2016), you now have 30 new clock styles to choose from for the AOD feature. First, you will have to sideload (for now) a new official app from Samsung on your device that is aptly named "ClockFace." The app requires your phone to have Android Oreo installed along with Samsung Experience 9.0.

ClockFace offers you the option of choosing different clock styles not only for the AOD display, but also for the lock screen. You can change the color of the clockface you select, or have the color change based on the lock screen wallpaper you have up. The clock styles available include both analog and digital options, and some show the day and date. You can view a few of the available choices by checking out the screenshot of the app that accompanies this article. All 30 options can be seen by clicking on the slideshow below.

While the app is from Samsung, the company has not yet added it to the Galaxy Apps Store. That means that you will have to sideload it from APK Mirror. All you need to do is click on this link and follow the directions. Once the app is installed, go to Settings > Lock Screen And Security > Clock And FaceWidgets > Clock Style.

source: SamMobile via 9to5Google



1. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Thanks for this.

2. Vokilam

Posts: 1438; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I miss always on display/and s-pen note options so much. If only Apple could figure a way around that patent. Maybe I won’t be itching to go back. These clock faces are teasing me. They’re so nice.

4. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

What made you switch?

5. Foxgabanna unregistered

For me it was the consistency. iPhones are just very good at what they do. Each companion syncs and works effortlessly (Ecosystem) without even having to put much thought into it. I get great battery life and the BIG reason is if anything goes wrong with any of my few Apple products, I can go to the Apple store and pick right up where i left off in a matter of minutes. That speaks volumes to me. The S9 is alright, but it starts to wig out after a while of using it and it’s annoying seeing i just paid $910 for it.

6. Vokilam

Posts: 1438; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I used to have an iphone 5s. and I loved how we went from typing in passcodes to just fingerprint scanner - was my favorite feature on iphones that no one had among many others. I also loved the design. Then I switched back to android because Samsung seem to be delivering more vs iphones that followed 5s. Fast forward, there was one thing thing that I like about newer iPhones was - 3D touch. but wasnt enough to switch. After playing with FaceID - i was surprised how nice it worked. Reminising how nice it was to use touch ID vs typing in pincodes - decided this is time to try Face ID.. and finally get forcetouch (3D touch) on a device. Two birds one stone - decided to get an iphone instead of new Note 8. I like iphone x. I miss a few things from Samsung - but iOS makes up for it.

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1438; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

TLDR: something different!

9. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

While I do have AOD on my P20 Pro, I still miss the one on Samsung phones so much. It is so much versatile, supports 3rd party apps, and you can make your own with the customization options, and now this? I wish there was a way to sideload it.

3. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

nice! great addition.

7. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Always on display on s7 NEEDS brightness control, it's still to bright even on oreo.

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

All the clockfaces look so great. But sad it wouldn’t work with my A5. I don’t get why Samsung didn’t added AOD feature in galaxy A5 2016.

11. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Because they want you to buy a new phone. Standard business tactic.

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yaa. But they should get the basic thing that I wouldn’t upgrade too next phone just because it doesn’t have AOD feature in it. LOL.

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