Fancy up your lock screen with Lockscreen Wallpaper for BlackBerry 10

Lockscreen Wallpaper
By Adam Zeis on 2 Mar 2013 11:23 am EST

One of my big gripes with BlackBerry 10 is that you can't (yet) set a separate lockscreen and homescreen wallpaper. You get to choose one and it shows for both, which isn't the best solution. I'd love to be able to pick one wallpaper for my homescreen and a totally different one for my lockscreen. Enter Lockscreen Wallpaper. The new app from Bellshare lets you specify a separate wallpaper for your lockscreen to give you that extra bit of customization.

The one catch here is that due to the limitations of the current API's, you have to keep the app running in the background as an Active Frame. It's not the developers fault so don't blame them. Once you can get by that however, it is a great app if you're looking to change things up a bit. You can choose any image on your device to use for your lockscreen and even have it change at random. It's only $0.99 and when the new API's come out and make the app even better, you'll be able to upgrade for free.

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Fancy up your lock screen with Lockscreen Wallpaper for BlackBerry 10


^I hope so...I'd really love to have a separate wallpaper for the lock screen, but having an active frame open just for a wallpaper is a deal breaker for me. I hope BlackBerry makes this possible, as Adam said it isn't the developer's fault.

Nice. I'll get this one after AT&T offers the Z10.

I still want less, though. Get rid of the clock and date, or at least put them in much smaller font and out of the way. Get rid of the little notification icons. I want to see the wallpaper, not use it as background. If the light blinks, I know there's a notification waiting for me and that's all I need.

I think I'm gonna miss the nice minimalist theme I have on my Torch.

Meh. $0.99 for a short lived, effectively useless app that needs babysitting in active frames? I think I'll pass lol

I think BLACKBERRY should provide a CUSTOMIZABLE lockscreen...

Where you can put on it a WARNING...REWARD FOR RETURN...

*****This Device belongs to :.....Nom de Plume -- ID verification code (????)
If found please return to :.....123 office address..... or call : ###-###-####

Reward for return...
Otherwise this device will be ZAPPED by BLACKBERRY PROTECT...

or some such useful nonsense...

Maybe BB should offer just such a mail drop address/service...
(instead of buying an APP - you register with blackberry protect for a 1 time fee...collectively they would have a pool of funds for paying a REWARD - then they collect from you when returning the device...) naw...that's like Insurance...way too simple... :)

You already can do this in 2 ways:
1. Go to Settings, click on Display and scroll down. You'll see where you can display a message on the lock screen
2. Through the baked in Blackberry Protect integration. Go into Settings navigate to BB Protect and turn it on. Go to BB Protect on the web, sign in and set the display message to whatever you'd like.

I have been able to use separate wallpapers from the beginning. If you go to settings, display and wallpaper you can choose the picture you want for your home screen. Then you open the pictures app and go to the picture you want for the lock screen, open the options on the right side, choose "Set as",wallpaper and that will show up only on your lock screen. No need for any running apps.