Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

“Always On Display” Not Working For Galaxy Z Flip 4 Cover Screen – How to Fix

Complete guide to fix "Always on display" feature not working on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4's cover screen.
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The “Always On Display” is a unique feature that keeps certain information, such as time, date, and notifications, visible on your cover screen even when the phone is locked.

However, there are situations where the Always On Display feature doesn’t work as expected. If you’re facing this issue, don’t worry. This is typically a software issue that can be fixed with a few fixes. 

This guide includes 5 such different fixes to fix Always On Display on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s cover screen.

Fix 01: Make Sure Always On Display is Enabled in Settings

First, you need to ensure that the Always On Display is enabled in your Samsung Z Flip 4 lock screen settings. If it’s disabled, it won’t function on the cover screen as expected. Here’s how to check and enable this feature if it’s turned off:

  1. Open your Samsung Z Flip and navigate to the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Lock screen.
lock screen
  1. Look for the Always On Display option. If it’s disabled, the toggle switch next to it will be greyed out.
select always on display
  1. Tap on the toggle switch to enable the Always On Display feature. It should turn blue, indicating that it’s now active.
Tap on always on display

Fix 02: Set Always On Display to “Show Always”

The Always On Display feature on your Galaxy Z Flip 4 has three modes: Tap to show, Show always, Show as scheduled, and Show for new notifications

If Always On Display isn’t working as expected, it could be because it’s not set to “Show always”. This is the mode that ensures Always on Display is active continuously, without any interruptions.

Here’s how you can set your Always On Display to “Show always”:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Flip.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Lock screen.
lock screen
  1. Tap on Always On Display.
select always on display
  1. Under Display mode, select Show always.
Display mode show always on display

Fix 03: Refresh Cover Screen Clock/Widgets

A minor glitch in the cover screen widgets can cause the Always On Display feature to malfunction. This is because the widgets, which include the clock and other display items, are directly linked to the Always On Display functionality.

To fix this, you can try refreshing these settings. This will reset the widgets and potentially eliminate any glitches that are causing issues with the Always On Display.

Here’s how to refresh your cover screen clock/widgets:

  1. Open your Samsung Z Flip and navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Display’.
  3. Tap on ‘Cover Screen’.
  4. Here, you will see the ‘Clock style’ option. Tap on it.
  5. Choose a different clock style from the list, then tap ‘Done’.
  6. Now, go back to the ‘Clock style’ option again and select your original clock style. Tap ‘Done’.

Fix 04: Update “Always On Display” Service

Samsung allows you to update this feature separately from the rest of the system. This means you can specifically target and rule out any bugs or issues that may be affecting the Always On Display feature.

To update the “Always On Display” service, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy Z Flip.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Lock screen.
lock screen
  1. From here, tap on Always On Display.
select always on display
  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap on About Always On Display.
about always on display
  1. If there’s an update available, you’ll see an Update button. Tap on it to start the update process.
Always On Display update

Fix 05: Reset All Settings

Even after updating the “Always On Display” service, you might still face the issue due to some other settings that could be interfering with the feature. In such cases, resetting all settings will resolve the issue.

Please note that this action will not delete any personal data, but it will revert all the settings to their default state.

Follow the steps below to reset all settings on your Samsung Z Flip:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down and tap on General Management.
general management
  1. Here, select Reset.
reset
  1. Tap on Reset all settings.
reset all
  1. You will be prompted to enter your PIN, password, or pattern for security purposes.
  2. After entering the required security information, tap on Reset settings again.
  3. Your device will now reset all settings to their default state.
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