1.6 Ensure 'Lock Screen Message' is configured


Set a message to be displayed on the locked screen.
The recommended state for this setting is: Configure Lock Screen Message.


When device screen is locked, a lock screen message helps to provide
deterrent warnings,
device recognition without needing to unlock it and
most importantly emergency information
Such information could be valuable to both your device security as well as personnel security. It is thus recommended to have a suitable lock screen message.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to set up a Lock screen message:

Tap Settings Gear Icon.
Tap Display.
Tap Advanced.
Tap Lock screen display.
Scroll to the WHAT TO SHOW section.
Tap Lock screen message.
Write your message and tap Save.


Anyone who picks up your device can see your message and emergency information without unlocking your phone.

Default Value:

By default, no message is set.

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