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 like the Owner info (you can find it in the Settings > Security) in the older Android versions.

Let us see where we can find the Lock screen message option and how to add the message to the lock screen.

Add Lock Screen Message on Android

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap Security & location.

Step 3: Besides the Screen lock, you can find the Gear icon. Tap on it.

Step 4: Tap the Lock screen message option.

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: Tap Save.

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


  • ​If you put in a lengthy message, then you can see it scrolling on the lock screen.
  • ​Remember, do not add the phone number of the device you hold; Just add your other phone’s number, your friends or relative 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: Hit the Lock screen message option. Clear the message and then tap Save.