Changing the Galaxy S4 lock screen message

The tag line for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is “Life companion.” And that’s a fine slogan. But if you’re a little tired of seeing it on your phone every time you turn it on, you’re not alone. Fortunately, it’s easy to change. Samsung‘s taking advantage of the lock screen widgets in Android 4.2.2 to provide that custom greeting, clock and date as soon as you wake the phone. You can change the font, color and size, remove the clock and date if you want — or get rid of the widget altogether.

Image Copyright Samsung

Image Copyright Samsung

 

Two ways to go about this:

  1. The long way: Go to Settings>My device>Lock screen>Lock screen widgets. That’ll get you to the customization page.
  2. The easy way: From the lock screen, tap and hold on the “Life companion” line, then drag down. You should now see a little edit icon on the bottom right of the widget, about halfway down the screen. Tap it to go directly to the customization page.

And that’s it. From there, you can change the slogan, change the font, size and color, or get rid of the clock and date if you want.

Or if you want to, you can just remove that widget altogether (tap, hold and drag up to “remove”) and use something else.

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