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At the last meeting, someone noticed that I had a personalized lock screen on my iPad and asked how it was done, so I thought others might be interested, too. It's fairly simple.

First, start with something that can create text. For this demo, I used Pages, and selected a colorful poster template, then deleted the extras that I didn't need, adding in my own text. When it was ready, I did a quick screen capture. (Press the home and power buttons at the same time.)

Next, go to Settings and select Brightness & Wallpaper, then click in the Wallpaper window.

This will bring up all of your saved photos and screen captures. Select the new ID graphic, then resize it to eliminate that top border that came with the screen capture. At that point, you have the option of setting it for your Lock Screen, Home Screen or Both.

That's it. You now have a Lock Screen that gives your contact information. If you and your iPad are separated, your contact info is available, even in lock mode. And yes, you can do this on the iPhone and iPod touch.

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