We all spend more time than we’d like looking at our phone’s lock screen. But luckily, you don’t have to settle for the default look that your phone came with. You can tweak notification alerts, add emergency information, and fully customize the look of your lock screen with these simple hacks.
The lock screen on your phone and tablet is all that stands in the way of an unwanted visitor and everything in your digital life, so best be sure there are as few chinks in the armor as possible. Here are the settings on the latest versions of Android and iOS to be aware of if you want to make sure your lock screen…
My favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick.
Lock screen widgets have been around since Android 4.2, but it's not always easy to find apps that can take advantage of the feature, and many users simply forget that it's there. But lock screen widgets are great! You can check them without the hassle of keying in passcodes or drawing out a pattern, and there are…
The latest versions of Android include a handy feature that you might not know about: the option to display your contact information on the lockscreen, which can be used if you misplace your phone or tablet. You can access the feature from the Settings app by tapping Security and then Owner info. Tick the box and…
The iPhone lockscreen has never been completely secure. Past exploits allowed random people to access your photos or to make calls with a few choreographed swipes. The latest, however, can grant access to your full contact list through Siri and let a stranger call, text, or email anyone they want from your number.
Just the other day we came across an iOS 7 vulnerability that will let creeps see your photos and even share them from behind the lockscreen. But that's not all! Turns out you can make calls from behind the lockscreen too.
Got fancy new iOS 7 on that iPhone of yours? Beware. There's a super simple bug that can let anyone blow right by your lockscreen and look through your pictures, and even share them.
Regardless of what you think of its icons, iOS 7 is a big design shift for Apple, and it's here to stay. When the new OS finally hits consumer phones everywhere, it might be a little surprise for some, but there's one demographic it's really going to flummox: babies.
It seems it's pretty much safe to assume that if someone has your phone in their possession they'll be able to get through the lockscreen: now, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a security bug too. You can gain full access to a locked Galaxy S III with a series of simple button presses.
iOS is boring. It's unconnected. It isn't flexible. It's slow. That's generally the consensus. And while many look to Jony Ive's new role as the answer, it doesn't exactly solve these problems. So I thought I would give it a shot.
Oh, dear. Looks like if you're going to rely on Android's swipe gesture passwords for security, you'd better doing constant wipe-downs. Or maybe washing your hands once in a while forgoodnessake. [IntoMobile]
There's a ton of unused space on the Android lock screen. Sure, there's a nice big clock and notifications appear as needed, but couldn't it be doing something more useful? It can, with FlyScreen.