I am looking for ways to have a permanent custom message/note on the primary lock screen on iOS 10+

Have tried Lock Screen Note which does it via push notification, but problem is that as soon as I unlock the screen, the notification disappears and I have to re-activate the message in order to have it again.

Any other suggestions? I've seen it work with Norwegian app, that you have a constant message on the screen within a time span before your flight, and I would like to do the same for custom notes.

Note I cannot jailbreak my device

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Turns out that the easiest way is to actually use the native Reminders.

  • Write a reminder
  • Set it to notify you 5 minutes from when you create it
  • Enjoy a permanent message on the lock screen until you mark it done

Create as many reminders/notes/messages as you want.

  • Is there any other alternative to do this, like the Lock Screen Message feature in Android?
    – biotech
    May 12, 2019 at 10:19

If you want it permanent and not just a notification, you could use Photoshop (or similar program) or the built in iPhone photo editor to create a custom lock-screen background that includes the note. Depending on your frequency of changing the note and preference for it looking good anything from a imitation notification to a hand scribbled note could be achieved.


You could try Apple Configurator, available for free on the Mac App Store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you can set up a configuration that includes a persistent message. Be warned that this forces you to wipe your device, and that restoring from a backup will (as one may expect) wipe the configuration. It installs on the device as a profile.

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