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08-05-2014 03:05 PM
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    Default Display text while phone is locked

    I just got a new droid mini. On my last phone (Droid Razr Maxx), when the phone was locked, I was able to display text. I put "In case found, please call xxxx" That way, the phone stayed locked, and couldn't be used, and possibly someone would return it to me.

    I'd like to do the same on my Droid Mini, but can't figure out how. Any suggestions?
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    I don't know the direct answer, but I definitely suggest making sure you have Android Device Manager enabled. You can Lock your phone, put a message on the lock screen for someone to call or message you, and the 'other' phone number you send to the screen is given a call button. You log in to Android Device Manager with your Google account from a pc or other Android device.
    If you forget your ADM password/ pin you just Lock it again with another pin. You can test Lock it from a pc.
    Android. com/devicemanager or Google. com/androiddevicemanager.

    Hope you get a direct answer for your Droid.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
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    Default Re: Display text while phone is locked

    In stock Android 4.4.4, it is in Settings -> Security -> Owner Info
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    Default Re: Display text while phone is locked

    There are various lockscreen widgets you can install. Here's one: Instant Owner Info Widget

    DashClock is another excellent lockscreen widget that allows you to install many other components, including free text.

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