Live Lock Screen Beta app now available for Windows Phone 8.1 users

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: July 25, 2014

Live Lock Screen Beta app screenshots Windows Phone 8.1

If you’re running Windows Phone 8.1, it looks like your weekend is about to get much more exciting.

Microsoft just released the beta version of its Live Lock Screen app into the Windows Phone Store. The app allows Windows Phone 8.1 users to select one of six different lock screen layouts to add to their device. Each one has a unique way of displaying time, date and notification info, and they’re got their own special unlock animations as well.

Once you’ve chosen one of the six lock screen themes, you’re given the option of using Bing images for you background or manually selecting your own background images. The app then lets you choose how frequently you’d like your background image to be changed. You can choose every hour, every four hours, every twelve hours, daily or never.

Live Lock Screen Beta more app screenshots Windows Phone 8.1

This new Live Lock Screen Beta app gives Windows Phone 8.1 users a new way to make their smartphone more personal. The six different themes seem to be fairly different, giving options for displaying time and date info diagonally, as text or a few other ways. More personalization is always good to see when it comes to smartphones, and when combined with Start screen backgrounds, Windows Phone 8.1 makes Microsoft’s mobile OS much more customizable than it’s been before.

If you’d like to try the Live Lock Screen Beta for yourself, make sure that your device has Windows Phone 8.1 and 1GB of RAM. Then hit up the Windows Phone Store and get to personalizing!

Via @joebelfiore, Windows Phone Store: Live Lock Screen Beta