Android displays notifications from a number of apps on the lock screen of your device. These notifications could be email messages, text messages, and other important things. But in the newer versions of Android (Android Marshmallow, Android Nougat, and Android Oreo), you can also make it display a custom text message on the lock screen. This message could be a funny message like “Touch it and die”, or a serious ownership declaration like “Undisputed property of Miss Shayla”.
Here is how you can set a custom message on the lock screen of your Android device:
- Open the Android settings on your device. Find and tap on Lock settings.
- On the next screen, you will see the Screen lock that you have been using for your device. Tap on the small cogwheel icon to open the settings related to the screen lock.
- On the next screen, tap on Lock screen message to change the text that would be displayed on the lock screen.
- Type in the text message and tap Save to save the lock screen message.
After this, all you have to do is lock the Android device by pressing the power key quickly. You will see the lock screen message when you try to unlock the Android device. You can use this feature to add emergency information like what to do if people find you unconscious (diabetes patients who need an insulin shot can find this very useful), you can add your contact information so that people who find your lost phone can contact you and return it in time, you can use it as a constant reminder of something that you really want to do (for example, you can add your new year’s resolution on the lock screen), you can add some inspirational message or quote, and more.