How to Get a News Ticker on your Samsung Galaxy S III Lock Screen

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Are you one of those people that always wants to be in the know? Well, with your Samsung Galaxy S III, you can get that news delivered right to your phone's lock screen. Once you've set this feature up, you'll be able to keep tabs on the latest headlines just by peeking at your device. Here's how to do it.

1. Pull down the Notification Shade and select the Settings icon at the top right.

2. Select Security.

3. Select Lock Screen Options.

4. Turn ON the Information Ticker.

5. Tap on Information Ticker after turning it ON to change options like content type (news or stocks), sliding speed, refresh settings, news categories, etc.

6. Give the news ticker a try by pressing the power button twice to turn the screen off and on again. When you see the news ticker at the bottom of the home screen, tap the arrow in the center to expand the number of headlines.

7. To read a story, just tap the headline, and the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch your browser and load the article.

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  • Brian Carr Says:

    Hey Everyone running version 4.4.2 I found a great replacement. Its a Live Wallpaper named News Wall. Its pretty much the same as the information ticker on the previous version. And I am pretty sure that it comes with the update. It works great. Hope this helps?

  • Brian Carr Says:

    For the people who are using Android Version 4.4.2, is there any app or anywhere else to get a live news ticker? I am very unhappy they removed this app. Any help would be great?

  • Leon M Says:

    My Lock Screen options are not under Security after the 4.4 Software update in my Galaxy S 3 so i cant activate the news ticker.I wish I could.i only got my device last week.

  • Bhatti Says:

    Is it possible to change the news source from yahoo to something else on the lockscreen ticker ?