How to fix Always On Display not working S7 / S7 Edge Nougat Update

The always on display on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is a great tool for productivity. With this feature enabled, we do not have to unlock the device in order to view notifications, time, dates and some other stuff. The always on display is white text over pitch black screen on phone. It is displayed only when the phone is locked. Some users have reported the always on display feature to be malfunctioning after the Nougat update. However, this complain has come from the Marshmallow users as well. There are several reasons for this and we are going to take a look at all one by one.

The always on display is designed in such a way that it does not have much impact on the battery life. If there’s a certain user that keeps checking phone repeatedly, it is going to save more battery. Those who are habitual of unlocking phone lot of times just to check time or notification, the always on display not only saves time but saves a little bit of battery as well. The first and most common reason for it not to be working is if all lockscreen type locks are disabled. This option can be enabled by mistake or some software update can trigger it. Once it is done, the always on display will not show up. The reason is that there is not even the swipe screen lock on phone. The phone will enter right into home rather than lockscreen.

Here’s how to fix “Always on Display” not showing

Follow the simple steps below to change lock screen settings in your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. If you do not know where these settings are, the screenshot shows an example as well.

  1. Open Settings of phone from App drawer or Notification bar.
  2. Tap on Search and write Lockscreen.
  3. Select the option saying lockscreen and security.
  4. Tap on the option that says Screen Lock Type.
  5. If the lockscreen type is none, then you need to change it.
  6. At least select swipe lock to enable the always on display.
  7. That’s it.

This is the most simple and only working solution for this problem. We hope that it helped.

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