Answered By: Kelly Bradish
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015     Views: 48669

Lost cellphones are often turned in at the Library. It is helpful, especially if the phone has a passcode or pattern, if the owner's name is on the lock screen.

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).

Here are other options.

Android phones

  1. Go to "Settings"
  2. Look for "Lock Screen," "Security" and/or "Owner Info" (depending on phone version).
  3. You can add your name and any contact info you'd like (a number other than your cell number, or email address, for instance)
  4. There are also apps that provide lost phone tracking services you can read about and install from Google Play.

iPhones

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.

For other phones, consult your owner's manual or manufacturer/service provider websites for tips.

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