Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 updated with GIF support for Always On Display

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8 updated with GIF support for Always On Display
Samsung is reportedly deploying yet another update for some of its top-tier smartphones, such as the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8. The new firmware updates the Always On Display (AOD) feature on all three smartphones and introduces support for GIF files.

Although GIF support for AOD was present inside these phones since their launch, the GIF files displayed were static. The latest update is meant to correct that issue and animate all GIF files that you now set to show up on your display when Always On Display is enabled.

However, it appears that the GIF animations will only run after locking the phone and only briefly before going still. If you want to animate the image again, you must double tap the screen and the GIF animation should play again.

In order to enable the new feature, after the update head to Settings / Lock screen and security / Always On Display and choose Clock or Home button and clock. You'll then have to return to the Lock screen and security and tap Clock and FaceWidgets option. Then, select Clock style to be presented with a range of clock styles that you can choose from. The one you need to select is shown in the picture to the right of this article.

After you select the correct clock, you will be able to select a GIF file from the phone's gallery or choose one the of default options. Don't forget to tap Apply after you've made all the necessary settings.

source: SamMobile


1 Comment

1. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I can't seem to find this feature on my s9+.

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