I have a 4-digit lock on my iPhone and my iPad, because I don’t want my personal info falling into somebody else’s hands if I lose my devices or they get stolen.
But I realized that it means nobody can get in to see the phone numbers I call regularly, or the emails I send regularly. Which means if I lose my iPhone or iPad, and a nice person finds it, he/she may not be able to figure out who it belongs to.
Improve the possibility of getting your iPhone or iPad returned to you, by adding contact info to your lock screen image. Here are 3 apps that can do it.
Contact Lockscreen Info, free but in-app cost of $0.99 to add text to photo of your choice (not just the default photo)
Puts text in a very specific location, at a specific size, on your image. Then saves the image to your Camera Roll. Probably the easiest to use, of the ones I’ve tried.
If Found Lock Screen, $0.99
Also allows you to adjust font size, color, opacity.
Once the picture is in your Camera Roll, you can select it as your lock screen by going to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper. Remember you are changing your lock screen.
You can also do this with any photo editing software like Photoshop, but these apps make it super easy.