Best lockscreen apps of 2016

Although the stock Android lock-screen’s are being improved really fast, there are still a lot of people who prefer to use 3rd party lock-screen apps instead of the stock ones. The reason is simple; the 3rd party apps are always prone to providing more functionality than the stock based lock-screens. At the same time, the Google Play Store is filled with lock-screen apps that you can choose from. But what are the best ones? A lot of lock-screen apps on Google Play Store don’t work as they should, this can get frustrating if you don’t know what you’re dealing with.

We have narrowed down our top picks for the lock-screen apps that you can use to personalise your lock-screen accordingly.


AcDisplay is one of the best lock-screens that you can get, not only it has a minimalistic design, it is easy to use and filled with functionalities you would love. The reason this app is in the list is because of its minimalistic approach towards handling your notifications. The app isn’t known for having tons of features, but for having a very user friendly behaviour that is adored by a Android lovers.

Zui Locker

Remember Xiaomi’s Mi Locker from the old days? Zui Locker is somewhat similar approach, although it doesn’t let you customise a lock-screen the way you would want, but it does give you plenty of themes that you can choose from. The app gets updated regularly and new features are making their way to the app.

Widget Locker

Every Android user is aware of Nova Launcher, Widget Locker comes from the same team that was behind the amazing launcher. Speaking honestly, this has to be one of the most powerful lock-screen apps available in the market. You ask why? Well, to begin with, you can pretty much have an empty lock-screen with nothing to look at but your wallpaper, or you can customise it the way you want by adding widgets as well as your shortcuts for most used apps. The learning curve is a bit steep for a normal Android user but the app is worth it.

GO Locker

GO Locker is an incredibly popular lock-screen app from the team behind GO Launcher and GO SMS. It is one of the most diverse lock-screen apps and has millions of themes; both free and paid. Thanks to the diverse theme collection, users can pick any theme they like

Next Lock Screen

The fifth and the last lock-screen on our list is Next Lock Screen, the app comes straight from Microsoft. The lock-screen is known for its clean and simple design and in addition to that, it also features a clever implementation that presents the most used apps. Of course, the lock screen doesn’t force you to use this feature if you don’t want to but it is still a nice addition.