This lock screen trick can help you recover your lost phone faster

Your phone is one of the most important things you take with you every day. It contains your emails, your data, and your life. If you lose or misplace your phone you may never get it back, and if you do, it can take a lot of effort and time to find it.

But, did you know you can change your lock screen so that people know how to contact you if you’ve misplaced it?

Android and iOS devices work differently, but both devices have a way to display information on the lock screen, such as your name and email address. In this tip, we’ll walk you through the steps and explain why it’s important.

For Android

An Android device has a built-in feature that will allow you to add a lock screen message to your phone. In this message, you can write your contact info and a good number to call to notify you when found.

It is important to note that some of these steps are newer features of Android Oreo.

To add a lock screen message go to your devices Settings App, then tap Security & Location. Next to “Screen Lock” tap Settings, and finally tap Lock screen message.

From there you can add your personal contact information so that if found, that device will reach you much quicker.

Try not to put too much information on the lock screen, because anyone can view that information without putting in your device’s passcode. “If found reach me at…” should be followed by an email address or a number of someone close to you.

By Nathan Mathews

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TimePIN Dynamically Changes Your Android Lock Screen PIN Code

TimePIN Dynamically Changes Your Android Lock Screen PIN Code

Android: Four-digit PIN codes for your Android lock screen may not be enough security, depending on your situation. TimePIN changes the PIN code dynamically to make it harder for someone to gain access.

TimePIN will allow you to set your PIN to the current time or date, then use a modifier to change the PIN even further. The double, mirror, and reverse modifiers all come with the free version of TimePIN. The double modifier simply repeats the PIN, so 0830 becomes 08300830. The mirror modifier mirrors the PIN, so 0830 becomes 08300380. Finally, the reverse modifier turns the PIN from 0830 to 0380. The paid version also includes the offset modifier, which lets you choose a number to add or subtract from the PIN.

To prevent you from locking yourself out, TimePIN has two failsafes. The first is enabled automatically and lets you use a default PIN you set to gain access after a reboot. The second lets you use the default PIN after three failed unlock attempts. If you prefer not to use the second failsafe, you don’t have to, but the first one is required.

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Cover Is An Intelligent Android Lock Screen With Quick Access To Apps Based On Context

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From fancy looking themes to the most minimalistic ones, and even lookalikes of Galaxy S4 and iOS 7, Android gives us countless ways to customize your device’s lockscreen. Today, we’re going to take a look at a way to totally revamp the Android lock screen using a new app called Cover. With a few neat tricks under its belt, Cover is all about presenting you with ‘The right apps at the right time’, in a way similar to the amazingly intelligent Aviate launcher. In other words, it basically learns about the apps you use and when you use them most, and automatically brings them up when they are most likely to be useful to you. You can then immediately peek at the app or even open it via swiping in from its icon. Despite currently being in beta, it works well and has an impressive interface, boasting some really great wallpapers that change based on the time and context.

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