Samsung has updated the ‘Always On Display’ app on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with new functions, bug fixes and improvements. The most important change in this update is the time range settings for the AOD (always on display). Now you can schedule Always On Display for any time range.

Other improvements in this update include the Night clock time range now reduced to 18 hours from the original 24 hours. The dual clock now being called world clock, with support for up to four locations. The update also fixes many bugs found in the previous build. Also, it seems that the update will also have support for third-party app notification, but not fully supported yet.


If you have not yet updated your Always On Display app, head over to Galaxy Apps store, tap on the 3 vertical dots to open menu, choose “My Apps’ and then update the AOD.

aod-update changelog

How to get AOD on non-Galaxy S7 Phones

For your information, Always-On display on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge let you see what is going on your phone without waking it. It displays information in a plain white text and in a black background. You do not need to touch the phone. All you need is just a short glance.

Non Galaxy S7 owners might want the Always-On display function on their phone. You may read this guide [HERE] to know how to get AOD on any Android phone. However, please note that your device should have AMOLED display like in Galaxy S7; otherwise, you should expect hefty battery consumption.

This is because AOD is made for AMOLED displays. Because the display tech used in AMOLED only turns on the pixels required to display the required information, using very little battery to do so.

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