Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ or a Note 8, chances are that you've already received a new update that installs the June security patch. Although the changelog doesn't mention it, the update adds a new function that Samsung exclusively included in the Galaxy S9/S9+.

This function allows users to set a video as the phone's lockscreen wallpaper, a feature that some may find gimmicky since it will most likely drain your handset's battery faster. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 gain new video lockscreen option from Galaxy S9

In any case, if you recently received an update on your Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8, you can now check for the new functionality by heading to Backgrounds tab of Samsung themes. You can choose to set a predefined video as lockscreen wallpaper, or you can put your own video on your screen if you have one in the Gallery app.

If you don't find the new feature yet, you'll probably have to wait until the June security update arrives on your smartphone, although some users report that they have received two separate updates just a few days apart from each other.

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9 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30832; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not really gimmicky, but I won’t be using it. Too much of a battery drain, and I won’t be changing videos often enough to keep it from being a bore. Most of the videos in my phone wouldn’t make a good wallpapers anyway.

2. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Wow!!

3. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I have been used 3rd party app to use video as my wallpaper. If this works similar, I am gonna love this.

4. laurdumi97

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 30, 2018

I think it is a separate update from the June patch i got the June security patch installed on June 21 and i do not have this feature.I have the Note 8 international unlocked Exynos model.

5. nikhil23

Posts: 416; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

love this feature

6. sachouba

Posts: 263; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

The S7 also got this feature, on Oreo.

7. Patrislaw

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2018

Wallpaper please

8. Mexitalian

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2018

However, they apparently swapped the GIF Always On Display for the video lock screen, boooo

9. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I just checked here, there's still an option to add GIFs to the AOD.

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