The Android lock screen has evolved many times over the years. There have been various slide-to-unlock methods and OEMs have always put their own spin on things. As it turns out, there are also a lot of lock screen apps in the Play Store that can do even more. These days, we usually recommend people just use a finger print scanner to bypass the lock screen altogether. It’s okay if you don’t want to do that, though. Here are the best lock screen apps for Android! In 2018, we lowered the number of apps on this list from 15 to 10. Lock screen replacement isn’t quite the bustling and energetic market that it used to be and we didn’t want to stretch the list for the sake of numbers because we were starting to recommend old, discontinued, non-functioning apps. There are still some good stuff here, though! Finally, we want to remind you that third party lock screens aren’t as secure as the stock one. These are mostly useful for personalization with a bit of security. They are not a security improvement.
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