Why Smartphone Owners Refuse to Use Lock Screens

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Daren Bukator

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I lean towards the good Samaritan argument.

I don't use a lock screen because if I lose my phone, I want someone to find it and use my contact list to return the phone. This has happened more than once and I've done the same after finding a lost phone.

If there was a lock screen that featured a "lost phone contact list" icon, then I would use it.
 

Heather G

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Hey Daren, not sure if you're aware, maybe not but there is a display option on the Android phone that you can have 'if found call....' on the display prior to having to enter a pass code, PIN.

btw, I think you are a good Samaritan, get what you give.

Cheers.
 

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Good intentions by not using the lock screen so it can be returned, but even my much-ridiculed Blackberry manages to have an "If found, please call" message on the lock screen.
 

impy1980

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ICE/Found info can be entered in to the "owner info" settings in Android (under Settings > Security), so easy to do, no app needed, no need to leave your phone unlocked, which is just stupid if you have banking or payment apps on your phone.
 
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The whole "Good Samaritan" thing seems extremely risky to me. Although I do believe most people would return a lost phone, there are those who lack consideration for others. A few bad apples spoil the bunch, after all.
 
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The whole "Good Samaritan" thing seems extremely risky to me. Although I do believe most people would return a lost phone, there are those who lack consideration for others. A few bad apples spoil the bunch, after all.
 
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