Always on Display hits Samsung Galaxy S7

Always on Display app settings, feature now available for the Galaxy S7 lineup
Always on Display settings
Although the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has been buried, it looks like its legacy is already present in the software of the smaller Galaxy S7 lineup, which has just received improved Always on Display capabilities.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did not simply come offering a few special hardware capabilities, also bringing a set of unique software features. Fortunately, not all its goodies are now gone, since a software update for the Galaxy S7 lineup that was issued last week enhances the Always on Display features of its Samsung flagship devices.

According to popular XDA Forums, the new AOD update arrived on October 14. Its description includes the following highlights:

  • Clock, Calendar, Image setting now as default digital clock
  • Newly designed calendars
  • Now shows on S-View and Keyboard covers
  • Personal signature to clock, any image to clock, as well as new digital/analog/world clocks
  • AOD showing information on music played via various apps
  • Battery consumption below 1 percent per hour

The new version of the Always on Display app is 1.4.02 and can be obtained via Settings > Display > Always On Display > About Always On Display > Update.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-17 (Update: 2016-10-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.