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LPT: You can have your phone's lock screen display personal contact information about you. If it gets lost and someone finds it, he won't be barred from returning it due to being locked out.

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Yeah I do this. My husband's name and number. It works.

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More LPT, if you find an iphone without any information on the screen, then you can say this to Siri “who owns this phone” and it should say the name of the person.

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You can do that if the owner was silly and left Siri enabled on the lock screen. Clued people don't do that.

Far better to just add contact info to the phone's wallpaper. I don't do that as a daily thing, but whenever I'm traveling or otherwise away from home I do.

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Original Poster3 points · 2 months ago

Wow I didn't know that, thank you

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Take a pic or screenshot of your contact info and use it as a wallpaper for your lock screen.

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Ya but how? (Iphone)

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Use your Medical ID function. You can set it up in settings, someone who finds your phone can access it from the passcode screen through the emergency button.

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Original Poster0 points · 2 months ago

I don't know if it works with iPhone. I found out it works on android, maybe check your settings that include lock screen and device safety

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Can also be used as a reminder for important things.

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More importantly it can be used for "In Case Of Emergency" if you're taken to the ER unconscious. My GF has used phones to contact families more than once

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If you have an iPhone and use Find My Phone, you can also send a message to your phone and directly send your info / alternate contact information. That way, the person who finds your phone has that information, but you aren’t displaying your information every day to any stranger who happens to see your lock screen.

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I feel like it should be standard to have it display with some button combo. That way a creeper can just look over your shoulder for you to swipe in.

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Time.

Date.

My name. ICE (wife's name) (wife's number)

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Wow, are you assuming their gender? It's 2018. You can't do that.

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