CoverScreen OS lets you use any app on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 cover screen

What you need to know

  • The developer of CoverScreen OS has added “experimental support” for the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 5. 
  • With its latest update, you’ll be able to run any app right from your Galaxy Z Flip 5’s Cover Screen.
  • This fixes one of the biggest complaints in regard to Samsung’s latest clamshell smartphone. 

Out of everything that was announced during the most recent Galaxy Unpacked event, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 was easily the star of the show. In addition to the redesigned hinge that allows the phone to fold flat, the Flip 5 is also getting a larger 3.4-inch cover screen. But unlike the Moto Razr Plus, you aren’t able to use just any app when the Flip is closed, at least not out of the box.

While there is already a workaround with GoodLock, another app has already been updated with support for the Galaxy Z Flip 5. CoverScreen OS first landed on our radar following the release of last year’s Galaxy Z Flip 4.