Samsung Galaxy S7 User Guide

Set Up Always On Display

Samsung's Always On Display is a new feature that shows you pertinent information such as the time, your notifications and upcoming appointments on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge screen without having to wake your device. This way, checking the time or your calendar is as easy as just glancing at your phone.

Here's how to set up Always On Display.

1. Swipe down from the top of the home page to pull down the notifications drawer.

2. Tap the Settings icon on the top right.

3. Scroll down and select Display.

4. Press Always On Display.

5. Slide the toggle at the top to the right to enable the feature.

6. Tap Content To Show to specify what you want on your phone's screen when it is locked.

7. Select Clock, Calendar or Image.

8. Press Clock Style, Calendar Style or Image below the Content To Show field. This option differs depending on what you chose to display.

9. Pick your preferred style from the options given.

At the moment, there are seven clock styles, two calendar options and three images to choose from. If you decided to use a clock, you can also add one of five available background images to the screen.

Cherlynn Low

Cherlynn is Deputy Editor, Reviews at Engadget and also leads the site's Google reporting. She graduated with a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University before joining Tom's Guide and its sister site LaptopMag as a staff writer, where she covered wearables, cameras, laptops, computers and smartphones, among many other subjects.

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  • Frank811
    There is no "more" at the upper right of my call screen, just "delete." Verizon S7.
  • Juliemorrison
    On the S7 am I able to change the size of the keyboard buttons?
  • techlikeme
    The Swipe palm gesture works for me the best.
  • andrew.may003
    These instructions are out of date for Oreo (Android 8) - it would be nice to see them updated.
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    I am still getting calls from blocked numbers. What next?