Tag Archive: Lockscreen


Amazon Prime Exclusive phones will no longer include lockscreen ads

Bargain hunters looking for affordable Android phones have been able to turn to Amazon Prime Exclusives to save money, though with a big catch – buying a Prime Exclusive phone meant putting up with frequent ads for Amazon products delivered to the lockscreen. Well not anymore. Amazon released a statement indicating that starting today, February […]

Amazon Prime Exclusive: Should you sell your lockscreen?

How far would you go to save money on your smartphone? If you said “far enough to sell space on my lockscreen for ads,” then you probably don’t care that Amazon Prime Exclusive lacks the flagship-grade smartphones your tech-geek friends always gush about. The Moto E4 and IDOL 5 are hardly the most exciting devices on the block, after all. That said, the Nokia 6 is a hotly anticipated piece of kit if all of your review requests are  [Read More…]

Microsoft acquires Echo Lockscreen creators Double Labs

Microsoft has confirmed the company has bought Double Labs, a startup based in Palo Alto, California that created the popular Android app Echo Notification Lockscreen. Microsoft has already released a similar app for Android, Next Lock Screen.

Trring brings nostalgia to your lockscreen [App Review]

Want something different for a lockscreen? Look no further. Trring brings a rotary dial phone-type launcher right to your lock-screen, granted that you don’t care much about security.

Setup

Because of how simple it is, you really don’t need instructions on how to use it. Nevertheless, there is still a tutorial that shows you how to assign different apps to the different slots. I did experience lag, but that can be attributed to the fact that the app is in Beta.

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Using the Cyanogen OS lockscreen

If you’re a fan of playing music on your phone, the Cyanogen OS lock screen offers something special for you.

Generally speaking, companies who feel the need to mess with the Android lock screen need to stop. The update to Lollipop this year is a perfect example of how to do a lot of things wrong, from the bizarre way Samsung and LG handle notifications to the variance in how  [Read More…]

Prioritize your lockscreen with Next Lock Screen (Monday Makeover)

There is a plethora of apps out there that allow you to customize just about every single thing on your android smartphone without even rooting. That is why we have started the weekly series “Monday Makeover.” Each week we will take one of these customization apps and talk about setting it up, discuss the features of it, and show you how you can make your android device truly one of a kind. Last week we talked about APUS Launcher. This  [Read More…]

Optimize your lockscreen with Cover (Monday Makeover)

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here is a plethora of apps out there that allow you to customize just about every single thing on your android smartphone without even rooting. That is why we have started the weekly series “Monday Makeover.” Each week we will take one of these customization apps and talk about setting it up, discuss the features of it, and show you how you can make your android device truly one of a kind. Last week we talked about  [Read More…]

Download the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 lockscreen wallpaper right now

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Now Samsung have revealed the Galaxy Note 4 to the world and you can already get your hands on the wallpaper, here we have the lockscreen wallpaper for download.

So if you didn’t want to have to wait for the device to be officially released, given that no dates have been announced, then get your Note 4 fix right now with the above wallpaper.

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Weekly sidebar poll results: How do you secure your lockscreen?

At the beginning of the week we asked you, the awesome readers of Android Central, how you go about securing the lockscreen on your phone (or if you do it at all). With over 8,660 votes the leading response was “I don’t” — meaning that you don’t use any method to lock your phone. The results didn’t really surprise us, but it made a few of us worry a bit and hope that nobody loses their  [Read More…]

This week’s sidebar poll: How do you secure your lockscreen?

Do you keep your phone locked? If so, how?

We’re big proponents of using a secure method to keep prying eyes out of our phones here at AC. There’s a lot of private and personal information on our phones, and letting someone have full access to them isn’t a good idea. Besides, it’s really easy to use a method to control who can get in and how.

I’m in love with the “trusted connected device” method,  [Read More…]