HTC U11 – How to Change Lock Screen

Posted by Arch on February 10, 2019

The Lock screen of your HTC U11 displays the standard notification cards, direct reply, complete with grouping, and expanded the view. You will find a camera shortcut there, too. Even though its main job is to secure access to the device so a potential thief or another unwanted person cannot access your private data, it doesn’t mean that it has to look bulky.

Your HTC U11 allows for easy customization of the Lock screen. It might be a great idea whenever you want it to fit your mood or perhaps just to get rid of the stock Lock screen design.

Keep reading to find out about the exact steps to change your HTC U11’s Lock screen wallpaper.

Changing the Wallpaper

STEP 1: Swipe up on the Home Screen to access the Settings menu.

STEP 2: Select Personalize from the menu.

STEP 3: Tap the Change Wallpaper option.

At this point, you need to select the location to pull your desired image from. You could choose any personal picture from your existing collection or go to the wallpaper gallery to select one.

STEP 4: Tap Set Wallpaper or Apply.

Here you can set wallpaper for Lock screen, Home screen, or both. Just make your selection and you are all set.

Note: The above steps only work while using the Classic Home screen layout. If you’re using an alternative layout, you may not be provided with this option.

Customizing Notifications on the Lock Screen

Besides changing the wallpaper, you can also customize the notifications to be shown when the screen of your HTC U11 is locked. Of course, you can also opt for not displaying any.

We will be showing you how to do that below.

STEP 1: Swipe up while in Lock screen mode to unlock your device. Alternatively, press and hold the fingerprint sensor.

STEP 2: Tap a notification two times to go right to the related app.

STEP 3: Swipe left or right on the notification to remove it.

STEP 4: Press and hold a notification to mute or block all notifications from the particular app.

If you prefer to not have any notifications appear on your Lock screen, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Swipe up on Home Screen to access Settings.

STEP 2: Tap Sound & Notification.

STEP 3: Tap on the Lock screen, then tap Don’t show notifications at all.


Your HTC U11 gives you plenty of options to beautify and personalize the Lock screen in an easy way. Not only can you make it display one of the preset images but you can also use any photo you have taken yourself. In fact, this might be your preferred option, considering this phone’s dual-camera setup and its amazing shooting abilities.

Being able to manage the visibility of your notifications, as well as to adjust those settings for each individual particular app seems like a useful functionality, too.

How have you personalized the Lock screen on your HTC U11? Do you know of some other great way to do it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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