mokjc/Shutterstock.comThere are many ways to customize Android phones, but Samsung Galaxy devices have more tools you may not know about. “Good Lock” allows deep customization. We’ll show why you should use it. Contrary to what the name might suggest, the “Good Lock” is more than just security and lock screen. Good Lock comes with 14 modules that allow you to customize and tweak different parts of your operating system. You can customize the lock screen, notifications and multitasking screen. It’s not necessary to use all the modules. You can pick and choose which parts of the OS to modify. It’s kind of an a la carte custom-ROM. RELATED: How to Customize Samsung Galaxy Lock Screen ShortcutsHow To Download and Install Samsung Good LockGood Lock cannot be downloaded through the Google Play Store, as you might expect. Instead, Samsung offers it through its own Galaxy Store, which is installed on all Galaxy smartphones.Advertisement
You’ll find the Galaxy Store on your phone and search for “Good Lock.” Next, tap the “Install” button. Once the installation is complete, you can open the app to see all the modules available. You’ll find them divided into tabs called “Unit” or “Family.” Once you select a module, you’ll be taken to the Galaxy Store to install it. Although Good Lock is very powerful, it can feel intimidating at first. Theme Park” Theme Park was a sort of Google’s “Material You”, theme engine, before it was popular. It allowed you to create a theme based on your wallpaper. It’s now possible to manually tweak all the colors yourself.Advertisement
The color palette is still based on your wallpaper. However, you can change the accent colors to suit your needs. This module, not to be confused with One-Handed Mode, makes it easier to use the navigation buttons with one hand. This module, not to be confused with One-Handed Mode makes navigation buttons easier to use with one handed. “One Hand Operation+” allows for you to place the Recents, Home, and Back buttons–and many more–on the sides. Instead of reaching for the bottom of the screen with your fingers, you can use a simple swipe gesture to place the Home, Back, and Recents buttons on the sides of the display. The Share Manager is my favorite module. Android’s built in sharing menu is not great so you can tweak it a little. You can choose which apps should appear first in the sharing list, disable the “Nearby Share”, “Copy URL”, and disable the shortcuts for contacts. It’s nice to have some control over the sharing menu. Home Up: Task ChangerAndroid has a great multitasking screen, but it could be even better. The Task Changer settings are my second favorite part in the Home Up module. Advertisement
Task Changer offers five layout options. You have two options: keep the horizontal list of cards or create a slim list of app names. You can also make it easier for large screens by turning on or off other UI elements. Good Lock adds more functionality to the already amazing Bixby Routines. “Routines+” allows for location-based events, triggers with widget shortcuts and fingerprint scanner shortcuts, as well as other cool things. Routines+ is a great tool for automation. This is just the tip of the iceberg with Good Lock. It’s unfortunate that Samsung gave this suite of tools such a bizarre name. It doesn’t even begin to reflect all it can do. Good Lock is a great app if you are interested in the details of your phone’s operation.