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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Lock Screen Effect in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Unless you use none for your screen lock method, then lock screen will be a part of the Samsung Galaxy S5 that always be seen while you're using this phone, at least once when you unlock the screen to be able to use the phone for the desired activity. That's why for some users personalize the lock screen based on their personal tastes becomes an important thing to do, one of which is by changing the default lock screen wallpaper to the desired one. You can use the default wallpapers or use your own image that you have saved in your phone as your lock screen wallpaper.

See also: How to Change Wallpaper in the Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Aside from changing the lock screen wallpaper, change the lock screen effect is another way that can be used to personalize and beautify your lock screen. You can choose the desired effect you want to be played by your phone when you tap any part of the lock screen or when you unlock the screen.


How to change lock screen effect?
In case you want to change your lock screen effect, then you can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.
  2. Tap the Settings icon to enter to the settings menu.
  3. With Settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Lock screen .
  4. Make sure you have chosen Swipe as your screen lock method by tapping Screen lock and then select Swipe. It needs to be done because the lock screen effect option only available if you use Swipe.
  5. Now, tap Unlock effect and then select the desired lock screen effect you want to use from the following options (You can see the differences among lock screen effect in the picture below):
    • None: select this option if you want to turn off lock screen effect or don't want to use any lock screen effect.
    • Popping colours: select this option if you want to use popping colours effect as your unlock effect.
    • Stone skipping: select this option if you want to use stone skipping effect as your unlock effect.
    • Watercolour: select this option if you want to use watercolour effect as your unlock effect.
    • Ripple: select this option if you want to use ripple effect as your unlock effect.
  6. Tap the Power key twice to go to the lock screen.
  7. The selected effect will be played when you tap any part of the lock screen or when you flick or swipe your finger in any direction to unlock the screen.

In the past time, some users confirmed that they couldn't find the lock screen effect option and some others confirmed that the lock screen effect option was disabled or grayed out. If you're also encountering the same problem, make sure you're using swipe as your screen lock so that the lock screen effect option will be available under the lock screen menu, also make sure you're using static wallpaper because the lock screen effect option will be disabled or grayed out when you use live wallpaper for your lock screen.

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