After our first iPhone was stolen while traveling, it occurred to me that with a screen lock engaged, someone trying to do the right thing and return a lost iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch wouldn’t know how. You could always put a sticker on your device with a name and address, but using a lock screen background with that info is a more integrated and sleek solution. I just downloaded an App called iLockScreen Maker, which allows you to quickly and easily create a custom Lock Screen background. The free version has 30 different photo frames.
To install this free app, go to iTunes and search for “LockScreen”. They have the free version called “Create a awesome lock screen / iLockScreen Maker – Basic Frames” – quite a mouth full! It has quickly risen to the top of the free apps list.
I hope no one will ever need to wait for a call informing you your device has been found, but after experiencing the stress of having our iPhone stolen our family knows it would be much better than never having your phone returned.