Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

I love the lock screen concept introduced in Windows 8. It looks beautiful and provides useful information. Now, Windows Phone 8 has a similar concept. It is also beautiful and allows for customization. Let’s explore the customizable options and how to modify them.

Note: The steps mentioned in this post are applicable to all WP8 phones.

To access the list of apps on your phone, swipe the Start Screen. Then, find and tap on “Settings.”

On the “Settings” page, click on “lock screen” to open the lock screen settings.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Here’s how the settings are configured by default. We will learn about each option.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Choose Background

The first option is to set the background for the lock screen. You can choose a picture or take advantage of the daily changing Bing background (that’s what I did) like on Windows 8.

On the next field, you can turn on the setting to show artist when playing music. When your phone is locked and playing music, it will show the artist cover as the background.

You can customize what information is available on the lock screen. This is helpful. Choose one app to show detailed information, like your calendar, mail, or social networking service. You can also select up to five more apps to show quick statuses. Tap on any icon to customize or choose the desired app from the list of installed applications.

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Screen Timeout and Password

The screen times out after 1 minute and locks itself. You may want to adjust this setting to your preference. Simply tap on the box and select your desired time.

To protect your phone from unwanted access, it is recommended to enable the lock screen password. Turn on the Password switch and set a code for yourself.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

If you prefer not to enter a password each time, you can set a minimum time interval before it is required.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

That is all that can be customized on the lock screen of Windows Phone 8. My final list of settings appear.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Now, my lock screen background is dynamically chosen with the daily Bing image. It displays useful information on top.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

When someone swipes the screen upwards to unlock the phone, they are asked to enter a password.

Customize, Set Password For Windows Phone 8 Lock Screen – Twothirds.Us

Conclusion

The concept of the lock screen is a must for all phones. Microsoft has differentiated it from other mobile operating systems like iOS and Android. Experienced iOS and Android users may not find it compelling, but new smartphone users will definitely be impressed.

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