Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Shows Wallpaper On Always-On Lock Screen Just Like iPhone

Samsung’s Galaxy S24 lineup will include the base model as well as the Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra, and while there are some differences across the different models the always-on display is the same across them all.

And a new report suggests that Samsung has borrowed an idea from Apple this time out.

Android Police reports that the always-on display on the Galaxy S24 lineup now shows the phone’s wallpaper for the first time, something that the iPhone has done for a couple of years now. The move is a controversial one with some not liking it, although Apple does offer people the chance to turn it off if they prefer.

Now, it seems that Samsung has borrowed the same idea for itself. And yes, there’s an option to turn it off.

Toggling off “Show Lock screen wallpaper” quickly reverted back to black, but it’s still surprising to see Samsung shipping this as the default experience on the Galaxy S24. Apple’s always-on display implementation was met with a pretty mixed reception at launch, so much so that the company later added the ability to swap to a black display, rather than keeping your wallpaper live.

While some don’t like the always-on display to show their wallpapers, others do. So with that in mind it’s good to see that Samsung has not only added the feature to the new Galaxy S24 lineup but also given users the option to turn it off, too.

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