Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Cover Screen Settings Explained

Want to learn how the cover screen works on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4? Check this guide out!
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series has redefined the way we use our smartphones, with its innovative design and features. One of the key features of this device is its cover screen. This small yet amazing screen on the front of the device allows you to interact with your phone without flipping it open, providing a unique user experience.

In this guide, we will explain the cover screen settings of the Galaxy Z Flip 4. from how to access these settings and customize them to your liking. So, let’s flip open the device, and let’s get started.

Access Cover Screen Settings

Here we will explain navigating to the cover screen settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4. To access these settings, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down until you find the Cover Screen option and tap on it.

Once you’re in the Cover Screen settings, you’ll see three main options you can customize: Clock Style, Widgets, and Notifications.

  • Clock Style allows you to change the appearance of the clock on your cover screen.
  • Widgets let you select and arrange mini-apps that you can use without having to open your phone.
  • Notifications give you control over which notifications appear on your cover screen and how they are displayed.

In the following sections, we will dive deeper into each of these settings, explaining what they do and how you can customize them to your liking. Let’s start with the Clock Style setting.

Clock Style

The Clock Style is the first option you’ll see in the Cover Screen settings. This feature allows you to personalize the way the time is displayed on your Z Flip 4’s cover screen. This small feature can make your device feel more uniquely yours.

There are 3 primary ways to customize the clock style:

  1. Basic: This is the default clock style that comes with your Galaxy Z Flip 4. It’s a simple, clean digital clock that displays the time in a clear and easy-to-read format.
basic clock
  1. Graphical: If you prefer a more visually appealing representation of time, the Graphical style is for you. This option displays the time in a more artistic and visually appealing way.
graphical clock
  1. Custom Background Image: For those who want to take personalization to the next level, the Z Flip 4 allows you to set a custom background image for your clock. This means you can choose any image from your gallery to serve as the backdrop for your clock.
customize clock

Each of these options can be previewed before you apply them, so feel free to experiment until you find the one that suits your taste.


Widgets are small applications that provide quick access to frequently used functions and information right on your cover screen. On the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, you can activate a variety of widgets from the Cover Screen settings.


Here are the widgets you can activate:

  1. Music: This widget allows you to control your music playback directly from the cover screen. You can play, pause, and skip tracks without having to open your phone.
  2. Weather: With the weather widget, you can get the current weather conditions and forecasts at a glance.
  3. Today’s Schedule: This widget gives you a quick overview of your day’s events. It syncs with your calendar and shows you your appointments and reminders.
  4. Next Alarm: If you set alarms on your phone, this widget will display the time of your next alarm.
  5. Timer: This widget displays the countdown of any active timers. It’s perfect for cooking, exercising, or any other activities that require timing.
  6. Calendar: This widget shows you the current date and day. It’s a simple yet useful tool for keeping track of the day.
  7. Direct Dial: This widget allows you to place a call to a specific contact directly from the cover screen. You can set your most frequently dialed numbers for quick and easy access.

You can customize the order of these widgets based on your preference. By activating and arranging these widgets, you can make your Galaxy Z Flip 4 more personalized and efficient.


In the Notifications section of the Cover Screen settings, you can configure how your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 displays and handles notifications.

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There are two main options available in this section:

  1. Show Notifications: This option allows you to choose whether or not you want to display notifications on your cover screen. By toggling this on, you will be able to see brief information about incoming messages, calls, emails, and other notifications on your cover screen.
  2. Turn on screen for notifications: This feature is designed to automatically light up your cover screen when you receive a new notification. By enabling this option, your device will alert you of any incoming notifications by lighting up the cover screen, providing you with immediate visibility of your alerts.

Wrapping Up

In this guide, we have explored the cover screen settings of your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 in detail. 

Do you have any questions about what we’ve covered in this guide? Feel free to leave your questions in the comments section below. We value your feedback and would love to hear about your experiences with customizing your Galaxy Z Flip 4’s cover screen.


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