I see you wanna give your Android device a fresh lock screen or a more secured lock screen which will always make it hard for trespassers to comprehend, even the smart ones.
Android is naturally very user customizable and a good number of the stock/pre-installed apps can be replaced with third party apps from other developers. The dialer/phone, messages/SMS, camera/video recorder, gallery etc can be literally replaced with another app which is probably more feature rich than the stock.
The Android lock screen has always been given a new look, feature and security level as time progresses. Android default lock screen includes; slide to unlock, pin lock, password lock, pattern lock, face recognition etc. Most OEMs have always added some extra touches to make the default lock screen on their devices to look very unique.
As it turns out, there are also a lot of lock screen apps on Google Play Store that can do even more. It’s always normal to get used to stock apps and subsequently, you become tired of them.
If you are tired of your default Android lock screen options or tired of downloading and trying Android screen locks from the Google Play Store, check out these hand picked Android lock screen apps.
Best Android Lock Screen Apps
Below is a list of the best stock Android lock screen alternatives for you to try out. I am not just going to list every lock screen app on the Play Store, but, I am going to list the best, feature rich, easy to customize Android lock screen apps which I and a couple of friends have tested.
At the end of the post, I will tell you the one I can recommend and personally use.
GO Locker is the most popular lock screen replacement app for your Android. Having hit about 100 million downloads, it’s the perfect lock screen for those who like fancy and unending customization. In the free version, you get a lot of cool features.
■ Free Features On Go Locker
– Lock home button from waking up your screen to fully protect your privacy (NEW)
– A vast number of themes with plenty of unlocking style, iPhone style, android style and other styles beyond your imagination (keeps increasing)
– Shortcuts to system switches and settings
– Read your message directly from the lock screen
The paid version is priced at $14.99 which might be on the high side for most people while others are enjoying it to the fullest. If you decide you want it, you’ll get all of the paid themes (which is apparently a $900 value), and first dibs on new themes which you will always get for free.
Holo Locker is a simple and fast lock screen replacement, based on the stock Jelly Bean lock screen. Holo Locker is not a theme for other launchers but a lock screen that gives you a real Jelly Bean screen lock. If you wanna have or feel the stock Android Jelly Bean lock on your device, Holo Locker comes handy.
Holo locker plus[$1.99] enables you unlock the paid features on the free app.
– Enable/disable Holo Locker
– Support system security lock
– Customizable text color
– Emergency unlock
– Enable/disable vibrator
– Change screen orientation
– Hide status bar
– Disable status bar
* Support alternative wallpaper.
* Option to change background tint.
* Unread count notifications for call, sms, gmail and K-9 mail.
* Customizable notification badge color.
* Left, right, top and bottom shortcuts customization.
* Other enhancement and customization options.
Download Holo Locker On Google Play Store – Download
Download Holo Locker Plus On Google Play Store – Download
ZUI Locker is a highly rated material design locker which can give you a very beautiful Android lock screen with efficiency and security.
Features Of ZUI Locker
-Excellent UI: One impressive wallpaper every day. All the wallpapers are carefully picked up by designers daily. Turn on the gravity sensor function and incline your phone, the wallpaper will move slowly from side to side. Expect a pleasant experience every time you open your screen.
-Customization:Different style of layout can make your screen marvelous. You can choose any layout you like and set portrait to show your unique personality.
-Efficient: Launch frequently-used apps on the lock screen. Handle your messages all by gestures.
-Safe: Snap people who enter wrong passwords, then email you the proof.
-Considerate: Distance sensor function will prevent the phone from being accidentally turned on, which can avoid malfunction and power consumption. ZUI Locker provides two security choice: your phone will be fully protected by code and gesture-based unlocking.
-Utility: Get music control playback in lock screen directly. Enjoy beautiful music in beautiful scenery.
SOS and Compass
Customize Unlock Portrait
Music Player Support
Lock Screen Flashlight
Live Wallpaper daily update
Pin and pattern
Download ZUI Locker [Price: Free / $1.99] On Google Play Store – Download
Solo Locker was formerly called DIY Locker. It’s a do it yourself app locker that is very customisable and unique. The app gives you a bunch of customization elements and you can use them to create your own lock screen design.
It comes with various passcodes, wallpapers, and widgets to help you attain it and while you won’t be able to craft the most exquisite thing you can imagine, it’s good if you want something basic, but still customizable.
- Photo Passcode
You can use a photo as part of the phone’s passcode
- Pattern Passcode
You can use cute or cool cartoon pictures as your passcode
- Passcode Style
You can customize your own passcode interface
Notifier, music player, and app quick start
- Beautiful Wallpapers
More selection of wallpapers
1. Photo Lockscreen\9-Photos Style\Custom edit photos of yourself as well as your idol into the code of your lock.
2. 【9 Box Style】use the cute app recommended 9 box style to customize your unlock pattern
3. 【Slide Style】DIY the text in the slide lock screen.
4. 【Love Style】photo style heart-shaped lock screen.
5. 【My Name】use your name as your own unique lock screen.
6. 【Family】make a screen lock from your family and friends.
7. 【My Love】DIY photo screen lock of your darling.
8. 【Number Style】custom the color of your number style lock screen
Download Solo Locker on Google Play Store – Download
AcDisplay is a new way of handling notifications in Android. It will let you know about new notifications by showing a minimal, beautiful screen, allowing you to open them directly from the lock screen.
And if you want to see what’s going on, you can simply take your phone out of your pocket to view all the latest notifications, in a similarly pleasing and minimalistic manner.
Features of AcDisplay:
– Great design and awesome performance.
– Active mode (uses the device’s sensors to wake your device up when you need it.)
– The ability to use AcDisplay as lockscreen.
– Incredible level of stability.
– Inactive hours (to save some battery.)
– Enable only while charging.
– Lots of other features such as: Blacklist, Dynamic background, Low-priority notifications and much more.
It comes with an Active Mode that tries to predict when you’re picking up your phone to look at it, a blacklist to keep apps from sending notifications to the lock screen, dynamic background settings, low-priority notification settings, and more. It’s solid, it’s stable and it’s worth a try. It’s also a good mimic for similar OEM features found on some Motorola phones.
Download AcDisplay on Google Play Store – Download
Alarm Anti Theft Screen Lock is a screen lock app that combines security and a lock screen. When enabled, it puts an alarm on your device. When someone tries to unlock the device without success, it will sound a loud alarm, fire a police siren, starts to vibrate and blink effects on the screen, thus making the person desist from taking your phone and also alerts you or those around about the intruder.
The app really does the job and is getting some pretty reviews. You can give it a try.
Download Alarm Anti Theft Screen Lock from Google Playstore – Download
Echo Notification Lockscreen gives you Android Lollipop like lock screen while focusing on delivering notifications to your lock screen. It’s very user friendly and will enable you access tons of notifications without opening too many apps.
Highlights of Echo Locker:
★ Instant notifications – Echo shows the complete notification and not just a summary. Never miss an important message or notification with Echo.
★ Minimal design – Cool lockscreen design. No effect on your battery
★ Music controls – Control music without unlocking
★ Automatic Grouping – Auto groups your Instagram alerts into social and your Gmail messages into work. Similar alerts are bundled together so you can deal with them all at once.
★ Snooze – Snooze notifications to come back at a later time or place you’re ready to deal with them: tomorrow, when you get home, or whenever you like.
★ Lockscreen security – Protect your phone with Echo’s pattern lock.
★ Personalize – Personalize your lock screen design with wallpapers and notification settings
Download Echo Notification Lockscreen [Price: Free / $4.49] from Google Play Store – Download
Locker Maste a very stylish DIY lock screen app that gives you the option of designing your own perfect Android lock screen.
You can also do stuff like show animated weather and weather forecast, use iOS 7 style pattern and PIN unlock, display notifications, and it even comes with a built-in flashlight.
1. DIY Editor: A simple but powerful DIY editor that allows you to quickly create personalized, beautiful, and even complex lock screen themes;
2. Tons of Options: An extensive selection of clock designs, decorations, sprites and props that you can easily mix and match to your heart’s desire;
3. Unique Locks: A large variety of unique and clever unlocking methods to choose from beyond simple swipe gestures and password patterns
Download Locker Master DIY Lock screen free on Google Play Store – Download
LokLok screen lock app is more or less a lock screen with more of communication/messaging features. It works as a lock screen and as a widget. It enables you to communicate with your loved ones right via your phone’s lock screen.
You can leave notes, drawings and photos for them to see when they check their phones. Some of the features of LokLok Android lock screen includes taking a photo and putting it on your friend’s screen. You can also draw over the photos they take.
LokLok is a fun kinda Android lock screen that will be very effective if your friends and loved ones are also using it.
Download LokLok Screen lock[Price: Free / $1.49] on Google Play Store – Download
Start Lock Screen makes it possible to access all your most important/loved/favorite apps, contacts, media etc without unnecessarily unlocking your phone.
You can comfortably access tons of widgets, apps, web searches, weather notifications, news, social media alerts, and camera without having to go to your home screens to do it.
To make things more secured, it has a password/pattern lock if you need one and there are plenty of fun things to do like quizzes, a news feed, weather, app shortcuts, and a notification manager. It’s free to download and use and a lot of people seem to really like it. It also supports Android 7 Nougat.
Download Start Lock Screen app on Google Play Store – Download
Next Lock Screen app is Microsoft’s Android lock screen for you. With this beautiful lock screen on your Android device, you will be able to see a lot of important information on the lock screen and also carry out tasks like calling people and replying to notifications quickly.
You can easily perform the following functions, directly on your Next Lock screen:
– Custom unlock: protect your phone with a PIN or pattern code. Fingerprint unlock is available on hardware-supported devices. Smart lock based on location (home and/or work).
– Notifications: view missed calls, text messages, and message notifications from apps like Facebook, Gmail and WhatsApp.
– People: easily call or text your favorite contacts from the lock screen.
– Apps: launch your favorite apps with our built-in app launcher.
– Tools: quick access to the Camera, Flashlight, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more.
– Weather: check the local weather with automatic updates.
– Calendar: view your upcoming events, complete with time and location. Receive summaries on the meetings you have for today and tomorrow.
– Music player: control your favorite songs and playlists. Next supports the most popular music apps such as Spotify, Audible and Pandora.
– Wallpapers: choose your own image or from our gallery of photos. Select the Bing Wallpaper of the day to receive a beautiful new image on your screen every day.
Download Next Lock screen on Google Play Store – Download
Picturesque is another lock screen app for Android by Microsoft. It packs a lot of features which works directly on the lock screen.
Wallpaper, Notifications, Quick launch camera, Cricket, Top News, Weather, Tools, Search web, Call/message frequent contacts and launch favourite apps from your lock screen
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✔ Wallpaper: Choose your own image or receive beautiful wallpaper for your lock screen background from Bing by Microsoft every day
✔ Notifications: View missed calls, text messages, and other notifications. Customize and categorize notifications based on type and priority on your lock screen
✔ Contacts: One click access to WhatsApp, call and message frequent contacts. Search frequent contacts from lock screen directly
✔ Favorite apps: Launch favorite applications right from the lock screen
✔ Security: Custom unlock features like enable pin, password and pattern unlock screen to secure your phone
✔ News: Read latest news in categories like business, sports, politics, top stories, national news and more, right from the lock screen
✔ Sports: Get live Cricket scores on your locker and stay up-to-date
✔ Search: Search contacts, applications and web without unlocking your phone
✔ Tools: Quick access to tools like camera, flashlight, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ringer and more
✔ Camera: Get access to Camera in single touch right from your locker, now don’t miss any moment to capture
✔ Music: Control music from your locker
✔ Weather: Get up-to-date weather and temperature for your current location directly on your lock screen
✔ Rewards: Earn Bing rewards (in US market) for your searches
Download Picturesque Lock Screen app on Google Play – Download
Screen Lock Guardian is a lock screen app that puts security first with other necessary features . When enabled, you get the following interesting features:
- Launch up to 5 of your favorite apps directly from the lock screen.
- Screen Lock Guardian takes a photo of anyone who tries to unlock your device without success. The picture is stored in a separate folder, so it won’t show up with the rest of your photos.
- Screen Lock Guardian displays the information on the exact time when someone tried to unlock your device.
- An up-to-date weather widget to get forecasts on the lock screen.
- You can easily customize the background of the lock screen.
Download Screen Lock Guardian on Google Play – Download
Knock Lock screen lock is my favorite lock screen because it just worked the way I want. Knock lock practically secures your Android device from intruders using just knocks or taps on your screen. It’s very hard to guess, especially when the lock is set to be invisible.
Below are some of the features of Knock Lock screen lock app for Android.
- You can choose from 4 different lock styles: Knock lock, Shutter lock, Time lock and pattern lock.
- It can take a silent selfie of an intruder who fails to unlock your device.
- Set emergency info on the lock screen to be easily accessible at anytime.
- Quick launch apps, contacts, flashlight etc.
- Double tap to lock screen.
- Add sounds
- Add widgets to the screen.
- Wallpaper changes
The lock screen is beautified by custom date and time formats with the awesome HD wallpapers(You can also use yours). The path for unlocking is hidden, which makes it hard to understand. It’s free to enjoy but to unlock all the features, you just need to buy the pro for just $1.99 dollars.
It’s a cool screen lock app for fun and additional security. You can give it a shot.
Download Knock Lock from Google Play – Download
Kindly tell us your favorite Android lock screen app via the comments box and we would add it up after checking it out. Hope you find one cool lock screen app to replace your stock Android lock.