Top 5 Best Lock Screen Apps for Android Smartphones

by Vishal Toshiwal 0

Top 5 Best Lock Screen Apps

Customizing the lock screen is one of the best features that Android offers. Users tend to get bored with the default lock screen present on the device. So, you need an app that can offer a very different look as well as some extraordinary feature on the screen itself. Since, there are tons of lock screen app present in the Google Play Store, it is hard to find the right app. So, we thought to make your decision easy by providing you the list of top 5 best lock screen app available for Android smartphones.

Next Lock Screen

Next Lock Screen

The Next Lock Screen by Microsoft is one of the best lock screen replacement for the default lock screen found on Android. It has the minimalistic user interface with widgets lying at the bottom of the screen, pulling up the screen from the bottom shows few more widgets along with quick settings. The widgets can be divided based on locations – At Work, At Home and On the Go; the lock screen shows the related apps that you set for each type of location. Swiping down the display unlocks the screen. The notifications will be displayed at the time and date, swipe left to dismiss the notification and swipe right to open it. Double tap on the widget to open the app.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Echo Notification Lock Screen

Echo Notification Lockscreen

This app works pretty much same as the Next lock screen, but it doesn’t give any access to settings or widgets on the lock screen except the camera. Here swiping the notifications right will dismiss them and swiping them left to the screen would open the notifications in the app.

Swiping right side anywhere on the display except the notifications unlocks the device. Holding the notification give the options like a snooze, as well as categorization. All the notifications are categorized as Priority, Social, Work and few others.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Corgi for Feedly

Corgi for Feedly

The Corgi for Feedly gives you the latest news feeds based on your interests directly on the home screen. After registering, you can select the categories like Fashion, Tech, Business, Food and many others that you want to show up on the lock screen. Almost all the popular websites are included under their respective categories. Swiping the screen right side unlocks the device and swiping left shows the next feed. Just swipe up to get more information about the current feed. The notifications are shown up on the lock screen, swiping left or right dismisses them. Double tapping the notification would open it directly without the need to unlock. A button with a ‘Plus’ symbol gives you the quick access to camera, call, the web and to share the current feed.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Cover Lock Screen (beta)

Cover Lock Screen

The Cover Lock Screen learns the pattern of its users that which apps they are using the most at that specific time. And later uses that knowledge to show those apps on the left side of the lock screen. The lock screen looks pretty simple without much icons and settings. On the top right of the display, you can see the time and date. Swiping the screen from left to right side unlocks the device. The widgets are arranged vertically on the left of the display. More widgets can be found by swiping up and down. Hold and swipe the particular widget to the right side to open the app. The apps can be categorized according to Home, Work, Car and Out; with this user can set different ringers for different places, which is quite the interesting feature.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

CM Locker (Lock Screen)

CM Locker

CM Locket comes with a lot of functionalities, swiping to the right side unlocks the device. Swiping to the left side gives the detailed weather information. To receive the notifications, the app should be enabled in Notification access settings. The special feature of the app is the control center that can be accessed by swiping from the bottom of the screen. It has the shortcuts for Calculator, Torch and RAM booster in the first row. The quick settings lie on the middle row along with brightness controller. On the bottom, we can have the widgets of any five selected apps. Swiping up the camera icon opens the camera app.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Vishal Toshiwal

Born in West India, raised in the North and currently chasing dreams in the southern part of India- Vishal is an entrepreneurial spirit, a tech enthusiast and a writer by profession, who is busy taking pictures when he is not writing. He would love to talk to you about the latest movies, TV shows and DC/Marvel comics. As a personal rule, he doesn't let a day get by without at least one dessert. Because, why not?