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The best lock screens for Android

The lock screens of mobile phones and tablets have a clear and crystal clear function: to prevent other people from using our device without authorization. 

Once they enter a PIN, unlock pattern, or authorized fingerprint, they allow access to the desktop and other applications.

Not only that, the lock screens now also show us notifications and other types of data. Also, in Android each manufacturer introduces their own variants, so it is more common to find different lock screens depending on the brand of our phone.

The 10 best lock screen apps to personalize your Android mobile or tablet

The best lock screens for Android

In Android there are also many third-party applications to customize the lock screen, adding new functions and elements that would otherwise be impossible to implement in our terminal. 

These are 10 of the best that we can currently find in the Google Play Store.

Lock screen and iOS 14 notifications

As the name suggests, this is an app to personalize our Android and give the iPhone a touch. On the one hand we will have the classic unlock panel to enter the PIN or password, as well as a notification menu from where we can manage, open or view them in the purest iOS style.

A very interesting personalization application that has a very positive community rating, with 4.8 stars and over 5 million downloads on Google Play.

Firefly lock screen

An application that offers some really attractive lock screens with animated wallpapers. It has settings that we can view from the bottom panel and also allows us to read the notifications we are receiving. It also allows you to customize the lock screen clock.

In general we could say that its strong point is undoubtedly its aesthetics. It has more than 10 million downloads and a 4.3 star rating. If we install it, we must keep in mind that we must disable the system lock screen (to avoid double blocking).

Password Lock screen

A good alternative if what we’re looking for is a simple, no-nonsense lock screen. Lockscreen Password is a lightweight add-on that allows you to add a password lock screen and change your wallpaper with custom backgrounds.

It’s not an app that will detect gunpowder, but it works well and while it hasn’t been updated since 2018, the truth is it continues to receive great reviews from users. Today one of the most popular lock screens with over 10 million downloads on Google Play.


AcDisplay offers perfect customization for those looking for a clean and minimalist lock screen. If we don’t like notifications being shown on the screen and prefer to keep them well saved with little information in sight, it’s possible we will make good use of this app.

The developer hasn’t updated the app since 2015, and many of today’s phones already have similar configurations. In any case, it’s free, which always works in its favor. Especially recommended for old cell phones.

Always On AMOLED

This is an app that tries to emulate the Always On feature of Samsung phones. A function that allows you to have your mobile phone screen always on. From this black screen we can customize the clock, see if there are new notifications and even insert a personalized welcome message.

An application specially designed for mobile phones with AMOLED screens, so that the screen stays off except for a few pixels.

KLCK Kustom Lock Screen Maker

KLCK is a lock screen editor created by the same developers as the popular KWGT for Widget. It is an editor that allows us to create a custom lock screen, where we can add notifications, shortcuts, wallpapers, a music player and many other functions.

It is still in beta, although it receives updates constantly.

Screen Off and Lock

This simple app is about a button that we can place anywhere on our Android screen. It offers the same functionality as the physical on / off button, which means we can turn off the screen directly with touch.

It has small animations on and off the screen (zoom, old TV, curtain), along with some sound effects. Curious and attractive.

Dodol locker – wallpaper

An alternative lock screen based on beautiful wallpapers. It has a minimalist design in step with the times and several customization options to add functions to the lock screen of our Android.

It is very useful if we are looking for an app that automatically changes lock screen wallpapers. It is still in beta, but receives constant updates.

Lock screen passcode

One of the most popular Android lock screens on the Play Store, with over 5 million downloads and a 4.3-star rating from community users. The application offers a minimalist and very classic lock screen, with a numeric keypad to enter the PIN and additional notifications such as the time and battery.

It also incorporates several backgrounds to choose from and is quite easy to use. A simple application, without large spectacular displays, but pleasant and effective.

Photo template lock screen

This lock screen app is quite original, as it works via photo templates, instead of using a simple pattern or numeric PIN. If you have trouble remembering your unlock pattern, using photos may make your job easier.

It also includes customizable wallpapers and allows you to disable the system lock (otherwise we will add another level of security for access). A curious and interesting tool.

And what do you think? What would your ideal lock screen look like?

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