lock screen

noun
plural lock screens

Definition of lock screen

: a graphical user interface displayed by a device (such as a computer or smartphone) that prevents access to most functions of the device until a certain action (such as swiping one's finger across the screen or entering a predetermined code) is performed Speaking of locking your phone, Android typically shows notifications on your lock screen by default—which means the contents of messages you receive might be visible to anyone who looks at your device, even if they can't unlock it.— JR Raphael

First Known Use of lock screen

1991, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2019

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