Samsung is providing more personalization options for the Always-On Display to owners of its latest smartphones. According to the reports reaching us from our sources, people can now display GIFs on the screen when their phone is asleep. The Always-On Display shows up whenever a Samsung user locks his or her phone and it shows the time, notifications, remaining battery percentage, and other critical info. Users can change colours, clock style, and other aspects of the Always-On Display to make it feel a bit more customized in a manner that best suits them.
Some years have passed now in which Samsung has been giving its customers the liberty to choose between preloaded images or pick their own photo to be displayed side by side with those indicators. It seems to be a good area to keep a picture of your partner, a member of your family, your friend or even a meme. GIFs present a better potential for creativity.
Samsung also let in a few GIF options with the latest update to the Always-On Display software. However, users are also free to make use of any GIF that is in their photo library. A limit is placed on the length of the image and that is one thing to look out for. For the sake of not having your battery killed in the name of a redundant feature, Samsung does not endlessly loop the GIFs. It will only play once, then again, according to the reports from our sources, a user can double tap on the GIF to trigger another loop.
If you wish to obtain the GIF option, be sure to update the Always-On Display to the current version there is which at this current time is 18.104.22.168. GIFs work on the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 and it will only be a matter of time before the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will join in.