Definition of lock screen in English:

lock screen


  • A visual interface on a computer or mobile phone which is available before the user has entered a passcode or otherwise activated the full functionality of the device.

    ‘a security flaw enabled users to bypass the lock screen’
    • ‘You can pay more to get additional storage or to get rid of ads that come on the tablets' lock screens.’
    • ‘There's also a camera shortcut placed in the lower right corner of the lock screen.’
    • ‘You can change the greeting on the lock screen by hitting the edit button.’
    • ‘Displaying such information in the lock screen overrides privacy measures.’
    • ‘Remember that only six widget lock screens are supported.’
    • ‘Manufacturers love customizing their phone's lock screens.’