Ubuntu Lockscreen is a free app for Android that allows you to get the Ubuntu phone OS’s lock screen on Android device. Ubuntu Phone OS is still a work in progress, and after a few previews of the OS, developer Rotary Heart Tools has already taken the leap and designed an exact look-alike lock screen for Android. The similarity between the app and Ubuntu Phone OS’s original lock screen is so striking that it seems to be a port of the Ubuntu Phone OS lockscreen itself, and mind you, the lock screen isn’t a port, rather, it has been developed from scratch!
When the app is installed and opened on your Android device, you will be asked to set it as the default launcher for your device, so that it can take over the stock lock screen of your phone.
Click Yes in the above window, and select Ubuntu Lockscreen as the default launcher from the window that pops up. This will replace the standard lock screen on your device with Ubuntu Lockscreen. In the next step, you will be asked to choose a launcher from the installed launchers on your device (like Nova Launcher, Touchwiz launcher etc.) to use with the Ubuntu Lockscreen app. Choose the launcher that you want to use from the window that pops up. Note that if you don’t have any third party launchers installed, Ubuntu Lockscreen will not ask you to choose a launcher, and will use the phone’s default launcher instead as a launcher for its back-end.
Once you are done selecting the launcher, you are all set to use the lock screen. When you now lock your device, you will be shown the following lock screen instead of your phone’s default lock screen.
In the above screenshot, I had a song playing in the background. The app has neat music player controls that can be used to control the song. These disappear when there is no song playing in the background. To unlock your device, simply slide the lock screen from the right side to the left side of the screen.
You can configure the various settings of the app inside the settings page of the app. You can change the background colour, notification animations, music control layout etc. from the settings window.
Ubuntu Lockscreen is available as a free download from the Google Play Store. If you feel that Ubuntu Lockscreen does not fit your needs, you can also check out the MagicLocker Main lock screen app for Android.
Features of Ubuntu Lockscreen…
- Available for free, no hidden costs.
- Gives an exact Ubuntu Phone OS lock screen reproduction on Android.
- Controls for music playback on the lock screen.
- No ads.
- Highly customizable, allows you to easily change the colour theme, animation effects, display user information etc.
Ubuntu Lockscreen is a great app for you if you are a person who is into Android OS customization, or simply someone who would love to get a taste of Ubuntu on Android to get the best of both ecosystems. The app is incredibly polished, and I highly recommend you trying it out!