5 of the Best Lock Screen Apps for Android

Lock screen is the screen that you see when you turn on your Android device. Some phones come with a bare minimum lock screen while others are heavily modded with tons of options for you to choose. If you are unhappy with your current lockscreen, there are a number of apps that allow you to enhance your lock screens. Want that clock removed from your lock screen? Want to check the weather condition on your lock screen? You can find all the options you want with these five lockscreen apps.

1. SlideLock Locker


SlideLock Locker is one of the best lock screen apps. It lets you change the wallpaper of your lock screen, place a camera icon, and add whatever apps or widgets you want directly to your lock screen. With this app, you can view all of your notifications even when your device is locked. When a new notification arrives, your screen comes alive for awhile so you can check out the message without unlocking the phone.

All in all, this is a great and smart lock screen app that you should definitely try. It’s available free of cost in the Google Play store.

2. Cover Lock Screen


If you want more than smart, then Cover Lock Screen is the perfect choice for you. It is an intelligent lock screen app that customizes itself according to your daily work. It automatically places your frequently used apps on the lock screen so you can access them easily. The best thing is, these apps change automatically according to the context so you can access your apps when you need them. If you do not want to open the app but just want to take a sneak peek, the Cover Lock Screen app has this feature too. It lets you peek inside your favorite apps without actually opening them, so you can see what exactly is going on with those apps.

The app does not cost a penny and can be obtained from the Google Play store.

3. GO Locker


With over a hundred┬ámillion downloads, GO Locker delivers what it promises. Coming from the developers of GO Launcher, the app takes customizing the lock screen to the next level. It provides quick access to the most used apps and has a Lock button and numerous themes for you to choose from. It even alerts you when you receive a new message and lets you read it right off your lock screen. As if these features weren’t enough, the app lets you place shortcuts for switches and settings, so you can jump to the required settings panel without any hassle.

It can be obtained for free from the Google Play store.

4. Locket


We already talked about smart and intelligent lock screen apps. Let’s talk about a brilliant app. It’s Locket. Not only does this app let you tinker around with your lock screen, it provides you contextual information every time you get to your lock screen. It learns how you use your device, and then it uses this data┬áto provide you with the information that you actually want to see. It changes its look every day, so you will not see the same image the next day you view your lock screen. Besides, it has a number of gorgeous themes that you can use on your device.

It is available for free on the Google Play store.

5. dodol locker


Want your Android device to stand out in the crowd with some amazing looking themes? dodol locker can help you. With some of the world’s most beautiful themes, the app lets you make your lock screen look really great. You can choose from natural themes to elegant themes, whatever suits you the best. Besides, it lets you set a PIN or a pattern to make sure your device is only accessible to you.


The default lock screen on Android has limited options in terms of customization. The apps listed above should help you overcome these limits and enhance your experience even when your device’s screen is turned off. Who doesn’t like seeing a beautiful picture when turning on the device?

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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