We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

[Feature-Request] How do I add a custom message to the lock screen ?

asked 2016-09-23 18:29:25 +0300

kat6 gravatar image

updated 2016-09-23 19:17:24 +0300

I would like the lock screen to display my name, maybe affiliation, and also an alternate means of contact, so that if I loose it or if I ever am in an accident, a good Samaritan has all the info they need.

For this purpose, and just otherwise too, Is it possible to add custom text to the lock screen?

edit retag flag offensive close delete



Add a small paper-note under your backcover. Somebody has to inspect your phone, instead of just looking. But it works always, especially without energy from the battery.

hoschi ( 2016-09-23 22:10:07 +0300 )edit

okay sure.. But I think a message on the screen is something someone will see immediately.

kat6 ( 2016-09-24 09:52:51 +0300 )edit

Yes, of course it is possible.

image description

You have already been suggested to check out the ICE app from Virgi, but you don't like patches and even Hoschi's suggestion is quite wild, but a fair idea nonetheless.

So, what are you expecting?, an application?, who from?, Jolla?

Spam Hunter ( 2016-09-24 15:20:01 +0300 )edit

kat6 is a user from india (summer 2016), so he is probably new to jolla, don't be so hard on him/her.

@kat6: Using Patchmanager on Jolla/Meego is quite normal, I suggest you use Warehouse and install patchmanager, patch anager-app or settings-ui and the ICE.

Just do one thing - disable all patches during upgrades of the OS.

hoschi ( 2016-09-24 19:24:35 +0300 )edit

Would it be hard to make an app for the suggested function? ...one that would end up in the Jolla Store, that is?

vattuvarg ( 2016-09-24 22:26:38 +0300 )edit

3 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-09-23 18:53:05 +0300

pawel gravatar image

there is a patch in openrepos: in case of emergency ...

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



Oh! Thanks! But I don't really want to use patches, though. So I think I will re-tag this post as a feature request. This seems like a simple & essential thing.

kat6 ( 2016-09-23 19:15:49 +0300 )edit

@kat6 I wonder what's your aversion to patching the UI?

juiceme ( 2016-09-24 17:07:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-24 19:17:47 +0300

lakutalo gravatar image

maybe a duplicate, but at least related to this one https://together.jolla.com/question/113881/add-personal-note-option-to-lock-screen/, thus linking to it.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



yep, I guess that makes this a duplicate; but there seems to have happened som discussion about it here. Thanks for that link!

kat6 ( 2016-09-25 09:12:56 +0300 )edit

I will interlink both threads.

lakutalo ( 2016-09-26 15:04:21 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-05-24 22:51:57 +0300

Linus Kasch gravatar image

Hi, an Integration in Sailfish would be grat. The Openrepro App doesn't work anymore. To call a defined person without unlocking the phone. Or even a massage with gps and current snapshot of the cam in case some one get attacked.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2016-09-23 18:29:25 +0300

Seen: 569 times

Last updated: May 24 '18