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How To Do Phone Screen Lock With Photo-Letter Lock ((FREE))

When you add the sensitive photos to a new Note and lock it, remember the pictures show up in the Photos app and Recently Deleted. This is important to remember if you truly want to keep your photos locked.

How To Do Phone Screen Lock With Photo-Letter Lock

Using the Notes app to lock your photos is a helpful trick. When you lock the notes with your photos it will encrypt them. This allows you to hand a phone to a friend without them seeing embarrassing pictures.

One way to do this is to type your name on the photo you will use as your lock screen wallpaper. If you don't have or aren't familiar with photo software, look for photo editing websites that will allow you to do this for free (example: Fotor).

In addition to location apps available from the App Store, iCloud has a tracking feature and a "lost mode" that will display contact information on the phone lock screen. Read more here (iCloud: Lock and track your device using Lost Mode in Find My iPhone).

The widgets that you can add above the time include another time zone, a set alarm, the next calendar event, a weather condition, your activity rings, the next reminder, and a chosen stock. Widgets that can be placed below the time are more info-rich and include device battery levels, Calendar, Clock, Fitness, Home, News, Reminders, Stocks, and Weather.

There is a way to put emergency information on your phone and make it accessible from the lock screen. It's extremely important to do it. Additionally, everyone should know how to find this information for someone else having an emergency.

Now that you have your emergency info set, you need to know how to find it from the lock screen. That way, you know how it works if you ever have to help someone else. This is a good skill to teach kids, too.

There's one really bad part about SOS. The instructions are different for iPhone 7 and earlier (they all have a round Home button) and iPhone 8 or later (models where the screen extends to the very bottom with no visible button).

If you need to hide the phone or can't operate the screen, just keep holding down the buttons. A countdown begins and an alert sounds. At the end of the countdown, the phone automatically dials emergency services.

In most cases, you get a screen with fields for different emergency medical information as well as emergency contacts. These might include name, blood type, medications, allergies, and so forth. Fill them out. For medications and allergies, if you have none, it helps emergency responders if you write "None" or "None known."

Tip: Android devices let you add a custom message to your lock screen. That's a great place to put emergency info, in case people don't know how to access it otherwise. Look in your settings for something called Screen Lock or Lock Screen Message.

As long as the phone has emergency information available and the person has entered it, you should be able to dial these contacts even with the phone locked. You can also call the local emergency number when you swipe up and select Emergency.

Now look at your lock screen and check that the information is legible. You might have to adjust it if the clock or some other functional information is blocking it. Adjust your note as necessary and repeat the third step until you have it just right.

The update allows you to spruce up the Lock Screen background with your own photos, get suggestions for pictures that fit the screen, and apply filters to the images. You can even display live weather backgrounds that match current conditions, images of the Earth, Moon, or solar system that change throughout the day, tiled emoji screens, and simplistic color backgrounds.

Maybe you want to give your Lock Screen a more personal touch by populating it with your own photos. With iOS 16, you can tap the Photos icon at the top of the screen to view and choose from a collection of featured photos. You can also tap the All icon to see every photo in your library.

For the camera trick, simply write out your message, or print out your contact information and then take a picture of it. Then, set that picture as the locked screen wallpaper on the iPhone or iPad from Photos > Share button > Use as Wallpaper.

Combine this tip with a secure lock screen passcode and Find My iPad/iPhone (configured within iCloud set up) to provide some added security and to further improve chances of tracking down a lost or stolen iOS device.

Being able to open Control Center from the lockscreen means you can make some use of all the widgets available there. If the TV widget is installed, you can control a registered Apple TV; you can even switch Wi-Fi networks and more. You can prevent Control Center access from a locked iPhone in Settings>Touch ID & Passcode, where you toggle the feature off. You can also prevent use of individual Control Center widgets by removing them from Control Center. (Go to Settings>Control Center>Customize Controls and tap the red remove icon to the left of each widget name.)

Every single notification for every single app will be available via the Lockscreen if you leave the feature enabled in Settings>Touch ID & Passcode. You can limit which apps are shown in Notifications view when you scroll to the bottom of that view and tap Edit. If you want, you can also set preferences so that the content of messages that do appear on the lockscreen in Notifications view is protected. To do that, go to Notifications > Select app (in this case Messages), scroll down and switch Show Previewsto Always, When Unlocked (default behaviour) or Never.

You can access quite a lot of information about your day from the lockscreen in the form of Today widgets. You can prevent access to these on the lockscreen in Settings>Touch ID & Passcode, toggle Today View from green to off. You also control access to Recent Notifications, Control Center, Siri, Reply with Message, Home Control, Wallet, and Return Missed Calls in this section.

Swipe right to left across your iPhone screen to open the camera. Now you can take a picture or look at the image you just took with that camera. However, you cannot explore your photo library without unlocking the device.

Top Widgets lets you personalize your home screen or lock screen with little squares or rectangles of information, like how much storage is left on your phone, pictures, the amount of steps you've taken, custom icons for apps and more. There's a lot more than what Apple offers by default, which might be one reason it's popular.

You don't need the newest iPhone to use the app. But, you need to first make sure you've installed iOS 16 to get widgets on your lock screen. IOS 16 is available for iPhone 8 and newer. Home screen widgets have been available since last year.

You can pick from lots of stuff, like quick toggles to turn cellular or Wi-Fi on and off, your calendar, screen brightness, photos, reminders and even little animated emoji. Browse under the "LockScreen" section for specific options that can be added to your lock screen.

My current strategy is to open a photo editing app on my iPhone, write a message, save a jpeg in the photos app, sync the photo across my iPhone/iPad and then assign the photo as wallpaper for the lock screen.

Using AE/AF Lock prevents this from happening as it allows you to keep the focus locked on your main subject. Once focus is locked, the camera will remain focused on this subject no matter what happens elsewhere in the scene.

In the example below, the stone arch was the main subject of the photo. To prevent the iPhone from refocusing onto the people moving around in the background, AE/AF Lock was used to lock focus and exposure on the stones.

Aim your iPhone at this marker, then tap and hold the screen to select the marker as your focal point. The focal point is now locked, ready for you to capture your subject as they walk past. You can adjust the exposure manually if necessary.

Whenever you leave your computer unattended, you should either turn it off or manually activate the screen lock that requires you to enter your password to resume working. You should manually lock your screen even if your device is configured for an automatic screenlock after a set number of minutes. Locking your display screen will protect the information stored on or accessible from your device.

When you manually lock your screen, the computer is continuing to run in the background, so you don't need to close out of documents or apps. You are just putting the display to sleep. You'll be able to quickly unlock the screen when you return, without restarting your computer.

The default display for text messages on your iPhone makes it possible for anyone who picks up your device to read part of the message you received, making it difficult to keep business-related messages private. Alternatively, you can set up your phone so that when notifications for new messages are displayed, they don't take up as much screen space, or a notification doesn't display at all. You can change how your iPhone displays text messages in the Notifications part of your phone's Settings app.

You can elect whether to display messages on your iPhone's lock screen. If you choose to display messages on the lock screen, any messages you receive while your phone is locked will be capable of being viewed by anyone who picks up your phone. Alternatively, if you disable displaying iPhone messages on the lock screen, you'll be notified of new messages after you enter your iPhone's passcode. You can adjust whether your device displays text messages on the lock screen by tapping "Settings" and then "Notifications." Tap "Messages" and then tap the ON/OFF toggle to the right of "View in Lock Screen" until ON appears if you want to display text messages on the lock screen. Press the "Home" button to save your changes and close the Settings app.

When you want to create some distance between you and your phone, switch on Do Not Disturb mode. This option stops all forms of notifications: sound, vibration, or lighting up the screen. Note that this will stop notifications for phone calls, too.


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