Customising your phone is a key selling point of the Android experience. One of the ways you can customise your Android phone is by adding a custom message to the lock screen. This guide will walk you through the process of adding a custom message to your lock screen.
Tip: The custom lock screen message is a feature that is only present since Android Marshmallow (6.0). If your phone is running an older version of Android, you won’t be able to use this feature. You should instead consider upgrading your phone or updating your operating system. There are a number of performance and security fixes in newer versions of Android along with a range of new features.
The first step to add a custom lock screen message is to open the Settings app, then go to Display > Advanced > Lock screen display > Lock screen message.
Tip: For those of you with Samsung phones, the setting is instead in: Lock screen and security > Clock and FaceWidgets > Contact information.
Enter the message you want to display on your lock screen in the text field. If the option is present, you may want to stop the message from displaying on the Always On Display by setting it to appear on the “Lock screen” only rather than both. Once you’ve configured your message, click “Done” to apply it.
Once you’ve saved your message, lock your phone and look at the lock screen. The message should appear just between the clock and any notifications.