This launcher will let you do much more with the Galaxy Z Flip3's cover screen

Ivan, 19 January 2022

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G has a more usable cover screen than its predecessor, but it's still far from letting you control all of the phone's features. It basically runs a copy of the Galaxy Watch4's OS - giving you an always-on clock, notifications, and a few control toggles.

But a launcher called CoverScreen OS tries to give you more. You can get more information from notifications, additional quick toggles, an app drawer, and even a task manager of sorts - allowing you to swipe between your recently-opened apps.

This launcher will let you do more with the Galaxy Z Flip3's cover screen

You'll need to grant a few permissions in order for the app to work and will need to set up Bixby to a long press on the power button. Here's a video that shows CoverScreen OS in action.

You can track the development here. You can download it and give it a try over at the Google Play Store.


Reader comments


Then what is the point of having a flip phone if you can do "everything" on the coverscreen? Might as well buy a basic, bar-shaped smartphone. You open the flip to use it. The coverscreen of the zflip3 already covers its basic purpose. The ...

Yeah, but with your standards the internet (= sheep) will kill you. I lowered mine a long time ago and I'm much happier.

Why accept something bad because there's something worse out there? That's like excusing child abduction if there was no physical abuse.

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