Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Gets Note 7’s Always On Display Update

Galaxy S7 edge updated with always-on display. Samsung TechGiri

However Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is gone for any reason, but nevertheless, you’re getting a small treat if you switch from it to another Samsung smartphone. Believe it or not, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners are reportedly receiving an update which brings many of the Note’s always-on display features to the slightly older devices, like its customization and more. Here are the details.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 may be discontinued and the South Korean electronics want to get rid of Note series, but that doesn’t mean some of the unique software features are also going away. Owners of Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, here’s a good news of a new update to the Always on Display should be waiting for you inside the Galaxy Apps Store. It’s not the wholesale port of the infamous phone’s software (you’d need Pen support for that), and some users are reporting broken features in the initial release. Notifications from Samsung’s own email app may not work, for instance.

Released just few days ago, version 1.4.02 of the ‘Always on Display’ brings a number of new customization options, were available only on Note 7. Now on Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. For starters, what’s new in this update?

Version 1.4.02 replaces two of the existing calendar themes with an all-new calendar option. There’s still a new digital clock that lets you add your own custom text signature, which can be transformed with a different font or color. In addition, Always on Display feature on Galaxy S7/7S Edge can show currently playing music track. Samsung also commits by saying Always on Display now takes up less than 1% of battery every hour.

There’s no guarantee that the company will migrate everything it can from the Note 7’s software, it has more incentive to make the S7 series as compelling as possible and for the S7 range this could be the company’s only high-end option for the next several months. Try it now!

To grab the update, navigate to Settings > Display > Always On Display > About Always On Display > Update. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge do not have an S Pen or many fancy note-taking features, but they’re similar enough.

(Via: XDA Developers Forum)

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