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How to Enable Always On Display (AOD) on Any Samsung Device (No Root Required)

Always on Display is a nifty feature available in flagship Samsung phones. Samsung states that Always on Display is limited to newer Samsung phones like the Galaxy J7 Pro, the Galaxy S7 series and the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 due to hardware optimizations necessary for battery life.

Samsung Always on Display

Sachin Kumar53, memeber of XDA has managed to clone Samsung’s Always on Display (AOD) feature from the latest Galaxy flagships to work on all Samsung devices running Android 7 (Nougat). The best part of all? It doesn't require root or any special ADB (Android Debuge Bridge) permissions. You just need two applications: AODService.apk and AOD_PluginService.apk on the end of article.

Enable Samsung Always on Display

Once you have installed both apps, you will be able to use and customize Always on Display (AOD) by going to Settings > Display.

Keep in mind that the app is still under development so there will be some features that may not work. Like increase your battery consumption. So use it at your own risk. However, Sachin Kumar53 says that these little issues will fix soon in future updates.


Make sure your Galaxy device running Android Nougat 7.0+ on official Samsung Experience/TouchWiz ROMs, it mean that older Samsung Galaxy owners as well as custom AOSP-based ROMs will not be able to use AOD.

File Description

Contributors: Sachin Kumar53
Status: Testing
Current Stable Version: None
Current Beta Version: 1.2
Beta Release Date: 2017-10-19
Download: AODService_Updated.apk
Download: AOD_PluginServices_Updated.apk

If you want to download the latest versions, head over to the official thread in XDA. Special thanks to Sachin Kumar53.