How to Add Lock Screen Message on Android

Let’s say, you lose your phone somewhere and an honest person finds your device;

He wants to contact you and let you know about your device. He sees your phone number (and/or email address) on the lock screen of your device.

He contacted you, and you got your device back.

All went well, right?

All these are possible because he can contact you with the information on the lock screen.

I hope you got the point. So, add your information on the device right away and increase the chances of getting the device back (if lost).

Well, you do not need an app for this. You can do it using Android’s inbuilt option “Lock screen message” which got introduced on MarshMallow.

It is similar to the “Owner info” (you can find it in the Settings > Security) in the older Android versions.

Let’s see where we can find “Lock screen message” option and how to add the message to lock screen.

Add Lock Screen Message on Android


The below steps to reach “Lock screen message” option is not the same for all the Android devices.

In case, if you did not find the options mentioned below, then type “Lock screen message” in the Search Box of the Settings app, and you will see the “Lock screen message” option.


Go to the Settings app.

Tap “Security.”

Besides “Screen lock,” you can find “Gear” icon. Tap on it.

Tap the “Lock screen message” option.

Lock screen message option

Now, type any message you want. As discussed above, you can add your number or email address there, or you can add any fun info that you want to look at every time you wakes up your device.

Tap “Save.”

Save option to save lock screen message

Put your device in standby mode and then wake it up. Now, you can see the message that you have added.

Lock screen message displaying on the lock screen

Here are few things that you need to note:

​If you put a lengthy message, then you can see it scrolling on the lock screen.

​Remember, don’t add the phone number of the device you hold; Just add your another phone’s number, your friends or relatives number.

Anyone can see your personalized message on the lock screen without unlocking your device. So, enter the message cautiously.

If you do not want the message on the lock screen, then you need to do this:

Go to “Lock screen message” option using above steps.

Clear all the message and then tap “Save.”

Save option to save empty lock screen message

This option is worth to try; So, try it and add the message you want to your device’s lock screen.

Also see:

How to Add Emergency Information on Android Device

How to Hide Apps

How to Use Screen Pinning on Android