Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Update: ‘Always On Display’ App’s Battery Consumption Less

An “Always On Display” update is available for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. There are two basic ways to install AOD version 1.4.02 for Samsung’s 2016 flagship devices.

According to Sam Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners can access the update from the Galaxy Apps Store. Another way to access the updated version is by going to the “Settings” menu and select “Display.” Look for the AOD menu, tap “About Always On Display” and then select “Update.”

After some performance optimizations for this update, the AOD app is now expected to consume less than one percent of the phone’s battery per hour. But take note that the battery usage still depends on the type of content being displayed.

The Always On Display update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge comes with a new calendar, which appears “pretty sleek and is more attractive than its predecessors,” Android Headlines described. Accordingly, it replaces the two previous calendar skins.

The AOD update also adds more customization options. For instance, S7 and S7 Edge users can now pick any image to use as the background of the Always on Display feature. To change the background, head to the AOD’s clock settings and look for the option to set a new background image.


A new clock design has been added as well in the AOD update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It supports custom text signatures and multiple fonts, but as noted by Android Headlines, there’s not much available in the font collection. After installing the AOD update, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be able to display on the screen any music track currently playing. Reportedly, this supports any music app available out there.

According to Samsung, Always on Display was developed based on two of the biggest needs of users, which are “the ability to check information quickly and to differentiate themselves from other users.” It became in the works three years ago.

Describing this functionality, the post on Samsung Newsroom said the following.

“Always On Display (AOD) of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge allows users to check the time and date with ease, and also keep an eye on missed calls and message alerts, even when the phone is not in use and just on standby. And, with its variety of clocks, calendars and themes, the AOD even offers customization options.”

After the permanent discontinuation of the troubled Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean tech giant is now left with two major flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Reports noted that Samsung is now boosting the production of the Galaxy S7 as well as its lower-end smartphone models “in a bid to make up for snowballing profit losses due to the sales suspension of its Galaxy Note7,” according to Korea Herald.

The report cited a statement from one of the suppliers for Samsung which noted, “We (the partner firm) will put more weight on rolling out parts for the Galaxy S7 and other models such as the Galaxy A8.”

Samsung Galaxy S7 (5.1″ Quad Super AMOLED display) and S7 Edge (5.5″ Quad Super AMOLED dual-edge display) were introduced during the company’s Unpacked event this year back in February. It officially hit the market a month after. Some of the remarkable features of Samsung’s latest flag-bearers are the Exynos 8890 Octa processor paired with 4 GB RAM, 12MP dual-lens primary camera, micro-SD slot for memory expansion of up to 256 GB. These smartphones both have IP68 water-resistant certification.

The Inquisitr will continue to keep you in the loop for more updates released for S7 and S7 Edge.

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