How to add owner info on your Android lock screen (helpful in case you lose your device)

How to add owner info on your Android lock screen (helpful in case you lose your device)
Please note: this is a tutorial for inexperienced users.

In case you're losing your beloved Android device, you can track it thanks to Android Device Manger, Google's easy-to-use location-based service. However, sometimes it may happen that someone finds your device before you get the chance to start tracking it. In this scenario, if the finder is kind enough and wants to return the device to you, you can facilitate this by adding your contact information on the lock screen. Of course, you shouldn't add any sensitive information, just a phone number or an email address will do.

Adding your contact info on an Android device's lock screen is easy. Go to Settings -> Security -> Owner info. Once you're there, tap on the checkbox that enables the device to "show owner info on lock screen", and type in whatever contact info, or message you want to be displayed. When you're done, simply return to the previous screen, or directly to the home screen. The information that you've entered will now show up on the lock screen whenever your device is turned on (assuming a lock screen is enabled).

P.S.: This quick tutorial was done using stock Android 5.0 Lollipop. Things might be different on other versions of Android.


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7 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

This was a nice tip! Thanks

2. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

LOL, if found, factory reset, and resell it, plain and simple

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

even if you factory reset it you cant just sell it

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

A criminal in the making... :P

7. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Thankfully not all the people in the world is evil-minded. At least not like you.

5. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

lol.. yeah as if some one would call you once it is found

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I would return it...

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