Making the Android lock screen busier is a bad, bad idea

Google Pixel 6 Pro front lockscreen lying on concrete

Credit: Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

Opinion post by
Adamya Sharma

The Android lock screen is a simple place. Unlike iPhones where unlocking is a two-step process, Android lock screens aren’t really designed to give you a moment to pause. You likely have an Android phone with some form of biometric authentication that even bypasses the lock screen altogether. At most, you check the Always-On Display for notifications, widgets, and other quickly glanceable information. I’m happy with that. On my Galaxy S20 Ultra, I have the lock screen set to display stuff like now playing, weather, and notifications. That’s it. But there are companies out there trying to make our lock screens busier. Here’s why it’s a very bad idea.

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