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Glance Lockscreen App Changes The Way You Use Your Smartphone
I wanted to share my thoughts on the lock screen content experience on my Samsung A80 phone. It's called Glance and has changed my lock screen completely. Earlier my lock screen used to bland. Now, it is my go-to place for content. With Glance, each time I wake up my phone, I see a new content with a beautiful image.
I can learn more simply by swiping on the lock screen. Most of the times content is presented in a short video format that makes it easy to understand. I'm loving this as I don't need to search for content that interests me. Over a period of time, Glance seems to learn more about my interests, showing content that I find very relevant.
Glance is available on Xiaomi phones as well. So whether you are a Samsung fan or a Xiaomi fan, chances are you already have it on your phone. If not, head to Lock Screen Settings, under Settings and turn on Lock Screen Stories if you are on Samsung, or Wallpaper Carousel if you are on Xiaomi.
I have been hooked ever since I came across this.
Here are six things I enjoy most about Glance.
1. Visually Stunning
I feel like my phone is new everyday. It's because of how Glance has given a makeover to the lock screen. Each time I wake my phone up, I feel good looking at something beautiful. I'm able to connect with my phone like never before. Be it a travel story or a news article, it's presented in a beautiful and crisp manner. This makes me come back to Glance through the day.
2. Personalized For Me
As I was exploring Glance, I was pleasantly surprised to see the variety of content available. I chose from multiple categories of content including travel, sports, fashion and wildlife. Once I indicated my preferences to Glance, it seemed to pick up my interests over a period of time, and automatically suggested content that I found interesting. Many of these content pieces were ones that I wouldn't have imagined I would be interested in before Glance suggested them to me.
3. Support For Local Languages
While I use English for my work as a gadget and technology reviewer, like most of us, I prefer to watch content in my local language. Glance seems to have this figured out as well - the variety in content in Glance extends to languages as well. One can consumer their favourite content in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu or English.
4. Short form video content To know more about a story, I simply have to drag down or left from the headline, depending on the model. Most often, this leads me to a short and interesting video , making it simpler for me to consume content.
I was most fascinated when I came across 2 minute TV shows that I couldn't find anywhere else. These are called Glance TV Originals - I assume these are produced exclusively for Glance. T From personal care to fashion tips, from fitness to humour, I fashion to tele series, there are some awesome choices available here to view shows from.
With Glance, I'm always curious about what's next. Other than categories and languages, Glance also offers a variety of content experiences. It's not always stories on my lock screen. I get to play games, listen to music, watch TV. It's pleasant surprise each time I pick up my phone.
6. Relevant And Convenient
After discovering Glance, I can't imagine how I lived with a lock screen without it. Today, Glance has become a part of my life. It's my source of entertainment, news and positivity through the day. Relevance is one, but it is also extremely convenient that I don't have to make an extra effort to know more. Earlier, I used to unlock my phone and browse through multiple apps for news, sports and entertainment. Now, I just wake up my phone and I get all that I need delivered to my lock screen. It's very time and mood friendly.
Overall, I'm loving this new experience. Never seen something as innovative and user friendly as this before. It has reduced my dependency on other apps. Definitely recommend that you try out Glance on your Samsung and Xiaomi phones.