Today's blog was inspired by what happened the other day to her friend, who had lost his iPhone in a department store dressing room. It had dropped out of his pocket, while he was trying on clothes and he didn't realize that it was gone until he got home. There is nothing worse than losing your iPhone!
While commiserating with him, she realized that, if your lost iPhone is locked, it might even be hard for a Good Samaritan to get it back to you. Then, an idea hit her! Create an ‘In Case of Emergency’ graphic for the locked screen. Many of you have an ICE contact in our Contact List, but if the phone is locked, it's not going to be much use! This way, your ICE contact number will be there for all to see on the locked screen.
To do this, Shirley used Pages to create an ICE graphic, but you could use Photoshop or Word or some other program. Anyone is welcome to download and use as a template the ICE Pages document, which she created. There's a link to it on her blog. The graphic needs to be around 467 x 395 pixels and you can obviously change the phone numbers, background color and font. Once you've entered all your pertinent information, simply take a screenshot of the graphic or, if you've created a Photoshop file, turn it into a jpg or png file and then email it to yourself.
Once you've received the email on your iPhone, open it. Then tap it and select Save to Camera Roll. You need to save this graphic to your Camera Roll in order to use it later.
Now go to the Settings-Brightness & Wallpaper screen. Select the first picture under Wallpaper, which will give you access to your Camera Roll. Choose the graphic you created and then tap Set. That's it! You now have all that important ‘In Case of Emergency’ information right there on your locked screen.
This is just an example of the kind of cool tricks, Shirley's Blog will introduce Apple users to.
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