What is Always-On Display (AOD) and how to enable it?

Last Update Date : Jun 22. 2018
What is Always-On Display (AOD)

In this FAQ:

      
• What is Always-On Display (AOD)?

• How to turn on Always-On Display?

• How to turn off Always-On Display?

• What is animated Always-On Display and how to enable it?

What is AOD?

Always-On Display or AOD is a feature available on certain Samsung smartphones. AOD allows you to customise your screen to show time, date, battery status, notifications, screen savers and more. It is important to know that AOD does consume energy.

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AOD Features

Description

General AOD uses

The AOD provides a variety of clock designs and information


• Clock: Digital clock, analogue clock, world clock, and Edge clock (You can choose colours and wallpapers)

• Calendar

• Image: Select an image from Gallery or Smart Select and set it as wallpaper for the AOD screen

• Provides custom text, date, battery level, app notifications, and song information

FaceWidgets

• Experience different widgets on the AOD screen by double-tapping the clock area

• You can easily play music on the turned off screen or check your schedule and alarm

• FaceWidgets configuration path: Settings > Lock screen and Security > Information and FaceWidgets > FaceWidgets

Active clock

• Provides Active clock that has a running second hand

Pin to AOD

• Pin text and images you wish to remember to the AOD screen. The pinned memo can be easily viewed and deleted

• You can pin memo to the AOD screen using Reminder and Share via

AOD Themes

• Download AOD-exclusive themes from Theme Store.

• Decorate your AOD screen uniquely with various themes

How to turn on/off Always-On Display

How to turn on/off Always-On Display?Click to Expand

The standard way to access any device settings is to tap - no surprise - settings! However there are two quick ways to access AOD settings:

From the notification bar

1 Swipe down from the Notification bar > Tap the Settings icon
Swipe down from the Notification bar

Swipe down from the Notification bar

Tap Settings

Tap Settings

2 Select Lock screen and security > Tap ALWAYS ON DISPLAY to toggle on/off
Tap Lock screen & security

Tap Lock screen & security

Enable Always On Display

Enable Always On Display

From the notification panel

1 Swipe down from the Notification bar > Swipe left to the other panel
2 Tap on the menu button (three vertical dots) > Select Button Order
Select Menu button

Select Menu button

Select Button order

Select Button order

3 Drag AOD into the panel > Now you can easily toggle on/off AOD
Drag AOD to Notification Panel

Drag AOD to Notification Panel

What is animated AOD and how to enable it?Click to Expand

Animated AOD acts like on-screen wall papers with animations.


To enable animated AOD, you can choose either a preloaded GIF or from your Gallery. If selected GIF’s play duration is less than 5 seconds, it will be played twice automatically. If it is more than 5 seconds, it will be played only once. 

1 Go to Settings > Tap Lock Screen and Security
Tap Settings

Tap Settings

Tap Lock screen & security

Tap Lock screen & security

2 Tap the switch to activate Always on Display then > Tap Clock and Face Widgets
Enable Always On Display

Enable Always On Display

Tap Clock and FacwWidgets

Tap Clock and FacwWidgets

3 Tap Clock style (for example) > Select animated AOD > Tap Apply
Tap Clock style

Tap Clock style

Select and apply animated AOD

Select and apply animated AOD

4 If you want to use preloaded GIF, tap Add GIF and select
Select Add GIF

Select Add GIF

Select preferred GIF

Select preferred GIF

5 If you want to use GIF that already existed in Gallery > Tap + > Select GIF in Gallery
Tap Plus sign

Tap Plus sign

Select GIF in Gallery

Select GIF in Gallery

6 Tap APPLY
Tap Apply

Tap Apply

What is animated AOD and how to enable it

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