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Customize the Lock Screen

Use the home wallpaper, or use any photo you’ve taken with the camera as the lock screen wallpaper.

Change the Lock Screen Wallpaper

  1. Touch and hold an empty space.
  2. Tap Edit current theme > Lock screen wallpaper
  3. Select from the thumbnails or tap select source icon to choose from your photos.
  4. Tap Apply or Save.

Set a Screen Lock

Help protect your personal information and help prevent others from using HTC 10 without your permission. Choose to set a screen lock pattern, numeric PIN, or other means of securing your phone. You’ll be asked to unlock the screen every time HTC 10 is turned on or when it’s idle for a certain period of time.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app icon Settings > Security.
  2. Tap Screen lock.
  3. Select a screen lock option and set up the screen lock.
  4. Tap Lock phone after then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.

You can also clear Make pattern visible or Make passwords visible if you don’t want your screen lock to display as you enter it onscreen.

Set up Smart Lock

Set up your phone to detect your face or another trusted device before you can unlock the screen.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings > Security.
  2. Tap Screen lock, and then select and set up a screen lock.
  • This will be your backup screen lock method to use in case the phone doesn’t recognize you or a trusted device.
  1. On the Security screen, tap Smart Lock.
  2. Confirm your screen lock.
  3. Tap Trusted face and follow the onscreen instructions.
  4. Tap Lock phone after then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.

To help make Smart Lock more reliable and more secure, you can to train HTC 10 to recognize your face in different situations, such as when you’re wearing glasses or sporting a beard.

  • Tap Smart Lock, confirm your screen lock, and then tap Trusted face > Improve face matching. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Change Lock Screen Shortcuts

To change apps (or other shortcuts) on the lock screen, change the ones on the launch bar. To find out how, see Customize the Home Screen.

Turn Off the Lock Screen

You can turn the lock screen off in Settings.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings > Security.
  2. Tap Screen lock > None.

To turn the lock screen on again, in Security settings, tap Screen lock and tap a screen lock.

Turn Lock Screen Notifications On or Off

On the lock screen, you can see notifications such as missed calls, text messages, calendar events, and more. You can choose to turn lock screen notifications on or off.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app icon Settings > Sound & notification.
  2. Tap When device is locked > Don’tshow notifications at all.

If you change your mind later, you can tap Show all notification content to turn lock screen notifications on.

Interact with Lock Screen Notifications

Besides seeing notifications on the lock screen, you can also interact with them.

  • Tap twice on a notification to go directly to the related app.
  • To see the entire list of notifications on the lock screen, swipe down on the lock screen. You can tap on a blank area of the screen to return to the lock screen.
  • Swipe left or right on the notification to remove it.
  • Touch and hold a notification to see more related information.
  • Tap information icon to prioritize or block notifications from the related app.

HTC BlinkFeed Notifications

From time to time, you’ll see HTC BlinkFeed notifications, such as a suggestion for a nearby restaurant or a recommended article.

  1. Double-tap the notification to see the full notification. For restaurant recommendations, tap restaurant recommendation icon or the notification text.
  2. Tap the notification again to get more information about the restaurant recommendation or to read the article in HTC BlinkFeed.

Tip: If you don’t want to see restaurant recommendations on your lock screen, go to HTC BlinkFeed, and then tap menu icon > add icon and clear the Mealtime recommendations option.