How to Add Owner Information Text on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

By Dan Gookin

The several kinds of screen locks offered to you add security to your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but what happens when a Good Samaritan finds your phone? You may guess that he’d probably pick up the phone and turn it on.

Whether your phone is locked or not, the Good Samaritan would probably appreciate some text right on the lock screen that says who the phone belongs to and how to contact them. That makes sense. Think of the owner information text as the way the Good Samaritan will return your phone to you. If there isn’t any information on the screen, how can they return it?

To add owner-info text to your phone’s lock screen, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Settings app.

  2. Choose the Device tab.

  3. Touch the Lock Screen category.

  4. Choose Owner Information.

  5. Type text into the box.

    You can type more than one line of text, though the information is displayed on the lock screen as a single line.

  6. Ensure that there’s a check mark in the box by the Show Owner Info on Lock Screen option.

  7. Touch the OK button.

Whatever text you type into the box will appear on the lock screen when you turn on the phone. Therefore, many people recommend typing something useful, as the command suggests: your name, address, another phone number, and an e-mail address, for example. This way, should you lose your phone and an honest person finds it, he can get it back to you.