How do I change the image or wallpaper on the Always on Display?

How do I change the image or wallpaper on the Always On Display

The Always on Display lets you see information from your phone on the standby screen, such as a clock, your notifications and the music that is being played. This allows you get the information you need without having to touch or unlock your phone, saving you time and saving your battery. You can customise your Always On Display, to change the clock type, the information that is shown and to add your own picture or GIF.

 

Find out how to change the wallpaper for your Home and Lock screen.

Please note: the Always On Display feature was added to Samsung smartphones with the launch of the Galaxy S7. Always On Display is not available on any device made before this due to hardware limitations

Changing the Always On Display themeClick to Expand
1 Hold any blank area of your home screen
Hold any blank area of the home screen
2 Tap Wallpapers
Tap Wallpapers
3 Tap AODs
Tap AODs
4 If you have already downloaded an Always On Display theme, tap one to apply it
Tap a downloaded AOD theme to select it
5 If you haven't downloaded an Always On Display, find and tap on one that you would like to use

Please note: there are both free and paid themes for the Always On Display

To downloaded a theme, tap one that you like
6 Tap Download
Tap Download
7 Tap Apply
Tap Apply
Adding a picture or GIFClick to Expand
1 Swipe up on the home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up on the home screen
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Lock screen
Tap Lock screen
4 Tap Clock style
Tap Clock style
5 Tap Always on display
Tap Always On Display
6 Swipe through the clock styles until you find one with a GIF or an image. Tap this style to select it. You can use your own image or GIF or use one of the pre-installed GIFs. Follow steps 7-12 to use your own. Follow steps 13-15 to use a pre-installed GIF.
Select the clock style with a GIF or image
7 To use your own image or GIF, tap the + icon
Tap the +
8 Tap the app where the image you want to use is saved. In this example we are choosing the Gallery app
Tap the Gallery app
9 Tap Just once
Tap Just once
10 Tap either Screenshots or GIFs, depending on what you want to use. In this example we are adding a GIF
Tap Screenshots or GIFs
11 Tap the GIF or image that you want to use
Tap the GIF or image you wish to use
12 You will be shown a preview of your Always On Display. Tap Done to confirm
Tap Done to confirm

You can also choose from one of the GIFs that are pre-installed on your device.

13 Tap GIF
Tap GIF
14 Tap the GIF that you want to use
Tap the GIF you want to use
15 You will be shown a preview of your Always On Display. Tap Done to confirm
Tap Done

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