How To Run Any App On cover screen of flip 3

How To Run Any App On the cover screen of Galaxy Z flip 3

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the third generation of Samsung’s flip-style foldable phone. The Z Flip 3 has created a big hype in the market globally, and everyone is pre-ordering it. In fact, Samsung claims in some countries people are pre-ordering the Z series phones more than the S21 series. The latest Samsung galaxy Z Flip 3 has improved a lot from its previous generation. It has a better screen with an adaptive 120 Hz refresh rate, a four times bigger cover screen which is more usable now. Coming to the cover screen, in this post, we will be discussing how to utilize the cover screen the most. Below is a guide on how to run any app on the cover screen of Z flip 3.

The latest One UI 3.1.1 is very much optimized for the Z flip 3, and Samsung has added a lot of software features to the phone in order to give a better experience. The outer cover screen can show notifications and some widgets. But there is not much to interact with the apps or notifications on the cover screen. Developers of XDA have come up with a solution for this through which you will be able to utilize the outer screen to its maximum potential, which is by running any app or anything you want on the outer cover screen of the flip 3 that too without any root.

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How To Run Any App on the Cover screen of Z Flip 3

Before you start the process, make sure you have deleted the Samsung health app. Don’t worry it should be deleted, for now, once you have successfully managed to tweak your flip 3 to run any app on the cover screen. You can go ahead and install the Samsung health app back.

  1. Download the required app armv64 v8a from here which will be used on the cover screen.
  2. Now, download the Geckoview launcher as it will also be needed.
  3. Next, you need to go to the settings of the cover screen and navigate to widgets.
  4. Add the widget of the app that you just installed it should be a blank widget.
  5. Open the phone and then toggle the widget off and then on again from the settings.
  6. Reboot your Z Flip 3.
  7. From the cover screen, navigate to the widget and then wait for it to load.
  8. Press Launch twice to launch it.
  9. That’s it, you are good to go.

You should now be able to use the cover screen of the Z Flip 3 to run any apps of your choice, this would fairly increase the usability of the cover screen, rather than those limited widgets and lock screen notifications of what Samsung is offering currently. Now, that you have set up your phone to run apps on the cover screen, you may install the Samsung health app back on your phone if you want to.

The drawback of using the cover screen of your phone to run apps is that as of now it doesn’t support an onscreen keyboard and you won’t be able to save the current session. However, this is just the initial stage, you may expect these things to be fixed in a later stage. Also, you will have to set the lock screen security type to none. In order to use the Geckoview launcher, otherwise, it won’t work.

To Conclude

This was a quick guide on how to run any apps on the cover screen of the Samsung galaxy Z Flip 3. There are few major limitations, but on the other hand, this workaround unlocks a lot of limitations that are currently imposed by Samsung. If you are a Z flip 3 user, you should at least try this hack at least once. Know the potential of the cover screen of your phone.


Maaz Perwez, founder of TheTecheaven, being a technophile loves to write about what's happening in the technical world, aims to deliver the finest & most researched content to the audience through this platform.

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