How to Change Lock Screen Notifications Transparency on Galaxy Phone [Android 10, 9, 8]

Here is how you can make lock screen notifications more or less transparent on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, S8, S7, Note 10, 9, as well as A-series, J-series and any other phone with One UI or Samsung Experience on top of Android 10, 9, 8 or 7.

Tweaking the transparency setting you can make your Galaxy phone’s lock screen look awesome. Here is how to do it.

How to Change Transparency of Lock Screen Notification on Samsung Galaxy Phone with Android 10, 9 or 8

  • Open the Settings app on your Galaxy phone.
  • Scroll down a bit and tap on Lock screen and security (in OneUI 2.0 and 2.1 renamed to Lock screen). 
  • Scroll down again and tap on Notifications (the item itself but not on the toggle): Lock Screen Notifications Settings Galaxy S10 Android 9
  •  Adjust the transparency of lock screen notifications using the slider.

Note that, on the latest Galaxy phones such as S10, S9, Note 10, Note 9 or any other model with Android 9 you need to first select Detailed or Brief as your notifications view style to be able to change the transparency of lock screen notifications: 

Lock screen notifications view style Galaxy S10 Android 9

Now the setting turns active:

Change lock screen notifications transparency Galaxy S10 Android 9

The setting looks almost the same on Galaxy S7 running Android 8 with One UI:

Change transparency for lock screen notifications Galaxy S7 Android 8

Auto-Reverse Text Color

In most cases you should keep Auto-reverse text color option enabled as it often helps to keep the notifications text readable.

But if you use your custom wallpaper, you may need to turn the color reversion off for notifications to look better.

I often turn it off when I use bright pictures as my lock screen background.

Closing Words

Please, share this tutorial if it helped you. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments if something is not clear to you or you have some extra information to add on the topic.

Tell us, what else do you like to tweak on your Galaxy to make it look better than out of the box. Thank you and good luck!

6 thoughts on “How to Change Lock Screen Notifications Transparency on Galaxy Phone [Android 10, 9, 8]”

    • Hi. The only thing than changed with upgrade to Android 10 (One UI 2.0 and 2.1) is that Lock screen and security has been renamed to Lock Screen. You need to go to:
      Settings > Lock screen > scroll down and tap on Notifications (but not on the toggle itself) and here you will be able to adjust the transparency of your notifications.

      Have you found the setting? I’m holding my S9 in my hands right now and I’ve checked the steps on One UI 2.0 (Android 10).

  1. Darryl

    Hi! – Getting a bit lost on this “Transparency” & “Lock screen” – Is this the same as getting rid of the blurry icons underneath any screen I am using? I slide the slider to “Low” and they are still there, like blurry fish in a pind. SO distracting. They are driving me looney. Please – just a plain white background! Possible?

    Thanking you,



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