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Displaying Contact Information on Lock Screen

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    [h=2]I would like to display some contact information (e.g., my wife's phone number and/or my email address) on my lock screen so that if my phone is lost anyone who finds it will know how to reach me. Is there an easy/clean way to do this (other than by modifying the background image itself)?[/h]
    Thanks,
    Barry​
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    If you get the Widget Locker app, it'll allow you to put a widget on the Lock Screen. Although you can't add the Quick Contact widget, there may be another widget that'll work.
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    I was looking for the same thing today and came across an app called Phone Found - Owner Info. It's pretty simple to set up and does what you want. There is also an option to set a personal message, which I wasn't able to get to work. Each time I clicked on the option, a text box would pop up for me to type into but the keyboard wouldn't show. The important part works though: displays name, phone number and/or email address.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.noamwolf.android.androidfound
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    Widget Locker -- good info., looks like a cool widget. I've downloaded it and will check it out.

    Thanks!
    Barry
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    Excellent info. re. "Phone Found - Owner Info." -- this is exactly what I'm looking for!

    However, the user reviews indicate that it's fairly buggy, so I looked around at other similar apps and found one called "Contact Owner". That looks even better -- four stars and it's free. I'm going to check that one out first.

    Thanks for your help!

    Barry

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    Phone Found works on the Bionic. Works after a reboot, too.
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    I tried "Contact Owner" and it does what it says. However, a couple of minuses:
    1. It crashes some HTCs (not a problem for me since I have a Bionic, but obviously a problem for HTC owners) -- the developer is aware of the problem and is working on it.
    2. The output text kind of ruins the look-and-feel of my lockscreen -- it gets printed in a narrow column on the left side of my screen and pushes everything else down.
    I'm going to play with WidgetLocker now -- I suspect it'll provide me with a really solid look-and-feel (and functionality as well) -- I'll just have to see if I can display contact info on it cleanly in some way.

    Barry
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    I was just reading on another thread that widget locker was a huge battery drain.
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    Cancel Phone Found. Stops working periodically unless you manually boot it up. Trying Contact Owner now.
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    I'm having good luck with Contact Owner.

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    Contact Owner is a winner

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    I am just using the stock "in case of emergency"

    It allows you to set up to three contacts and three note fields to show on the lock screen, after pressing a button. I think it is enough.

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    Odd. I can't get Contact Owner or Phone Found to work at all.
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    Under Apps menu, click on 'Owner' to configure it.
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    Thanks, but I did that. It just never would display on the lock screen. Ever after a reboot.
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    Same, and since I use a Pattern Lock, that info is available on the Lock Screen if my phone is lost and found...
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    I use Contact Owner. I also use a lock pattern. (BTW, I hate having to unlock TWO screens - first the slider, then the pattern. I have the pattern set to delay for 10 min. That helps. At least now when I'm back and forth texting I only have to use the slider. Lock pattern doesn't come on until phone's been idle for 10min. BIG help).

    For me, the Contact Owner info shows up on the unlock slide screen (NOT the unlock pattern screen). Which is fine. Doesn't matter to me - as long as it's there. When I first went into the "settings" for Contact Owner and went to "choose contact", the first several dozen contacts were "unknown". Don't know what that's all about. But I scrolled down the list, and then all my contacts started showed up. Just scrolled to MY contact info, chose an email and phone number (NOT my cell number, obviously) and I was good to go. Don't think I needed to reboot or anything.
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    Not sure what this is. How do you get to it?
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    I just tried Contact Owner again. Still can't get it to work. There is no change to my lock screen at all. So then I tried it on my old OG Droid that my wife now uses and it works fine. I know it's compatible with the Bionic since others here are using it. Not sure what to make of it.
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    Same - when you don't have any info in Emergency Contacts (at the very top of your Contacts Screen is where you can add them) it isn't displayed on your lock screen - but once you populate your Emer. Contacts - you'll see a click through for Emergency Contacts when you try to Unlock the phone ... ICE contacts and the notes you saved for them ...
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