How to Customize Clock Widget on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

You can easily change the clock style that is being used by your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. You can also set the always on display so that the clock widget will always be displayed on the cover screen. In this short tutorial we will be showing you how you can personalize the clock widget of your phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is one of the latest Android flip phones available right now in the market that uses a foldable form factor. It can easily be used as a regular sized smartphone and when folded can easily fit in any pocket. Its best features include an IPX8 rating for water resistance, 120 Hz Dynamic AMOLED 2X display protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, a small cover screen for notifications, and the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset just to name a few.

How do I change the clock widget on my Samsung?

How do I change the clock widget on my Samsung?

A widget is a mini app that runs on your phone home screen that allows you quick access to information without opening the full app itself.

You can for for example have easy access to the weather information, time, date, today’s schedule, and more with the help of widgets.

One of the cover screen widgets available for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the clock widget. It allows you to easily view the time and date.

You can easily have a custom clock widget that complements your style by making changes on your phone settings.

Select Settings icon.

Tap on Lock screen.

Tap Clock style.

To customize the AOD clock widget, tap Always on Display or tap Lock screen.

If you tap on Lock screen you will see different clock styles and clock color to choose from.

Tap to select the clock style and color you’d like to choose.

Tap Done.

Adding a widget on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Adding a widget on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

You can add other widgets you find useful on your phone home screen by following these steps.

On the home screen, tap and hold on any available space.

Tap “Widgets”.

Tap and hold the widget you would like to add.

Drag and drop the widget onto the available space.

Adjusting the widget settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Adjusting the widget settings on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

If you need to adjust your custom clock widget setting on the home screen then here’s how you can do it.

Tap and hold the widget.

Tap “Widget settings”.

Select your preferred settings.

Press the return arrow to exit the widget settings menu.

Adjusting the widget size on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

You can make the widget of your phone larger or smaller by following these steps.

Tap and hold the widget.

A blue box will appear around the widget. Drag the box to increase or decrease the size of the widget.

Tap the space around the blue box to save.

Deleting a widget on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

If you want to remove any widgets on your Galaxy Z Flip3 home screen.

Tap and hold the widget.

Tap “Remove from home”.

The widget will be removed from the Home screen but will still be available in the Widgets tab.

Fixing widget related issues on Galaxy Z Flip3

If you are having a problem customizing, adding, or removing any widget on your Galaxy Z Flip3 then here are the troubleshooting steps that you should perform.

Restart the Galaxy Z Flip3

Restarting your phone will refresh its operating system and fix any issues caused by a minor software glitch.

Reboot procedure

Turn off the Galaxy Z Flip3 by pressing and holding the Bixby button and the volume down button on the side of the device.

Choose Power off.

Choose Power off again. The device will turn off.

Wait for a few seconds.

Press and hold the Bixby button on the side of the device to turn on the Samsung phone.

Perform a software update on your Galaxy Z Flip3

If your Galaxy Z Flip3 is running on an older software update version then there’s a possibility that this is what’s causing the problem.

Manual update

Open Settings, and scroll all the way down.

Find and tap Software update.

Tap Download and install to check for a new update.

Take note that your device will need an internet connection to get the update. It’s best to use a WiFi connection and not a mobile data connection as the former is more stable and faster.

Once the device is running on the latest software version try to check if the issue still occurs.

Run the Galaxy Z Flip3 in Safe Mode

If you downloaded a third party app from the Google Play Store prior to this issue happening then it’s very likely that the app is causing the problem.

You should start the Galaxy Z Flip3 in Safe Mode to check if a third party app is causing the problem.

Safe Mode

Turn the device off.

Press and hold the Side key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.

When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Side key.

Immediately after releasing the Side key, press and hold the Volume down key.

Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.

When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

While in Safe mode, you can now uninstall apps that are causing a problem.

If you are not experiencing the problem on this mode then it’s likely caused by an app you downloaded. Find out what app this is and uninstall it.

You can then exit out of this mode by restarting your Flip3.

Exit from Safe Mode

Press and hold the Side key.

Tap Restart > Restart.

The device will restart in standard mode and you can resume normal use.

Wipe cache partition of the Galaxy Z Flip3

Wiping the cache partition of the Flip 3 will remove the temporary files stored by the operating system that may be causing this widget related issue.

Wiping the cache partition

Press and hold the Volume Up key, then press and hold the Side key.

When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).

Press the Volume down key several times to highlight wipe cache partition.

Press Power button to select wipe cache partition.

Press the Volume down key to highlight yes, them and press the Power key to select.

When the wipe cache partition is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.

Press the Power key to restart the device.

Try checking if the issue still occurs.

Perform a factory reset

This procedure will erase your Android device data and bring it back to its original condition. Any corrupted data stored in the system which could be causing problems on your phone will be completely removed.

Before proceeding with this step you need to backup your phone files.

Factory reset

Turn off your Samsung Galaxy device.

Simultaneously press and hold the Volume up and side buttons until the device vibrates and the Android Recovery screen appears then release all buttons. Allow up to 30 seconds for the recovery screen to appear.

From the Android Recovery screen, select Wipe data/factory reset. You can use the volume buttons to cycle through the available options and the side key to select.

Select Factory data reset. Allow several seconds for the factory data reset to complete.

Select Reboot system now. Allow several minutes for the reboot process to complete.

Set up your Android phone.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone. Contact me at Email

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