Live Lock Screen beta app launches for Windows Phone 8.1 users

Live Lock Screen beta app launches for Windows Phone 8.1 users
Windows Phone's Joe Belfiore sent out a tweet on Friday, inviting those with Windows Phone 8.1 to download the Live Lock Screen beta app. With the app you can choose from six different layouts. Time, date and notifications have a new design and different lockscreen animation. You can change the lockscreen wallpaper multiple times during the day, or you can take advantage of the daily Bing wallpaper image.

There is one bit of good news. When the app was originally introduced at Build 2014, Microsoft said that it would only run on handsets with 1GB of RAM or more. But Microsoft has been able to tweak the software so that it will work on Windows Phone 8.1 powered handsets that have 512MB of RAM. Why is that so important? Because that means that entry-level models like the Nokia Lumia 520, the most popular Windows Phone model of all time, will be able to support the app.

You can download the Live Lock Screen beta app for free from the Windows Phone Store. And if you want to check out the six different layouts available with the app, click on the slideshow below.


source: @joebelfiore, LiveLockScreenbeta via WPCentral

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18 Comments

1. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

tried it and love it. keep on the great job MS.

2. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Love the app. Cooler than I thought it would be!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Number 6 looks the best imo.

5. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

1 and 4 for me.

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

So we have to use app all time or they will bring in os with software update.

6. TheCynicalTechie

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Download the app, then go to settings in the "lockscreen" section, and choose that app as your lockscreen.

10. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

No, its not available in the locksceeen as its supposed to be. You have to turn on the Kids Cornee to disable the Live Lockscreen beta and vice versa.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good on WP for lowering MB needed. Kudos.

8. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Great lockscreen and animations! And it uses Bing images wallpapers too! Liked it! The only bad is Kid's corner is disabled when this app is active. Works on Lumia 720 with 512MB of RAM as opposed to work only with 1GB ram devices.

11. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Its already written in the article. (>.>)

9. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

the round oscillating one doesn't look that practical but it's cool

12. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Dafuq?! It's not supported coz it needs WP8.1 to run & WP8.1 is not yet available!

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Phones are already receiving the official 8.1 update. Where have you been? :)

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Are you serious the OFFICIAL 8.1 update has been released for two weeks now... My US 1520 just received 8.1+Cyan yesterday...... ................ And, this is Way better than the developers preview, which was amazingly better than 8.0... My 1520 is a powerhouse now!!.. The Dolby 5.1 surround recording/playback is awesome!!.. This is the WP experience everyone has been asking for since the beginning.... .......... Next up Update 1.... I've never had a device with this many updates.. Almost 20 in 16 months... This is a huge improvement!!! If MS gets their marketing situation sorted out then this should be a serious threat to Apple, and Samsung..

15. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I have to agree with you here. I don't own a Windows phone but my wife has a 1020. Since the 930 didn't come out in the US I feel I may not be getting a wp anytime soon and was possibly going to try iPhone 6 for my second phone but let's see what Microsoft can do to get me to jump or try. I don't see me leaving my z2 for anything right now but you never know.

16. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The 930 is here and its called the Nokia Lumia Icon.

17. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yes but it's only black or white and has that stupid vzn logo on the back. Also let us see how long it takes to get the official 8.1 on it. I'm on AT&T also

18. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You all do realise there is a world outside US ._.

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