Unlock your phone with Care Bears thanks to a cuddly new lock screen app

care bears lock screen applocker feature section 2
If unlocking your smartphone with a pattern or password has become too mundane, prepare yourself for a dose of serious adorability (or at least, absurdity). IconLogin has launched the Care Bears Lock Screen App for Android users, a picture-based password app that features the iconic Care Bears as the guardians of your phone. Sure, they may not be the security team of your dreams, but when it comes to locking up your smartphone, they can probably get the job done.

The Care Bears Lock Screen gives fans the opportunity to use images of their favorite Care Bear characters in place of a numerical keypad, code, or pattern. Not only are images easier to remember than numbers, but IconLogin also suggests that this method is more secure as well. Because pictures appear in a different order each time (rather than adopting a static layout), the contents of your phone will be kept safer than ever.

“Our Care Bears Lock Screen turns the everyday act of unlocking a phone into something visual and fun,” said Schehrezade Davidson, CEO of IconLogin. “Picture Passwords are easy to use and remember, and they are difficult for an unauthorized user to guess.”

When users first download the app, they will be greeted by a free “Care-moji” keypad of 12 Care Bears images. From here, simply choose your Picture Password sequence using four of those images. Every time you try to unlock your phone, you’ll be presented with the same 12 “Care-moji” images, but always in a randomized order. When you’ve chosen the correct four emojis in the same order, your device will be unlocked.

“We make it a priority to collaborate with innovative new partners for Care Bears apps,” said Megan Buettner, Head of Creative & Digital for American Greetings Entertainment. “The functionality of this app is new for the brand, while the overall look and feel brings a new approach to the Care Bears.”

The app is free for Android users and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store, complete with “Care-moji” keypad.

Wearables

It has LTE and a voice assistant, but the DokiPal kid’s smartwatch is a disaster

The DokiPal smartwatch for kids is a feature-packed wearable that allows you to track and stay in touch with your children. It boasts support for LTE, video calls, and has its own voice assistant, but it's expensive and we had issues.
Mobile

Rooting your Android device is risky. Do it right with our handy guide

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices.
Deals

Walmart kicks off an awesome deal on the Vizio D-Series 65-inch 4K TV

Vizio has a solid reputation for making good 4K TVs at prices that won’t break the bank, and the well-established D-Series is an example of that. Walmart has a deal on the 65-inch version, dropping its price to just $480.
Mobile

The 100 best Android apps turn your phone into a jack-of-all-trades

Choosing which apps to download is tricky, especially given how enormous and cluttered the Google Play Store has become. We rounded up 100 of the best Android apps and divided them neatly, with each suited to a different occasion.
Mobile

Go monochrome with some of the best black-and-white photo apps

Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras and smartphones, the emotion and drama of black-and-white photography maintain their allure. Here are a few of our favorite monochrome shooting and editing apps.
Mobile

Motorola One Action says goodbye to annoying vertical videos

The new midrange Motorola One Action features an ultra-wide-angle lens that means you can take horizontal video while filming vertically. Here's everything you need to know about the Motorola One Action.
Mobile

Critical Bluetooth security bug discovered. Protect yourself with a quick update

Researchers have discovered a major new security flaw in Bluetooth, which could leave millions of devices at risk of a malicious hack. The attack allows a hacker to “break” Bluetooth security without anyone knowing.
Computing

A dead pixel doesn't mean a dead display. Here's how to repair it

Dead pixel got you down? We don't blame you. Check out our guide on how to fix a dead pixel and save yourself that costly screen replacement or an unwanted trip to your local repair shop.
Deals

Score this Amazon-renewed Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount

iPhones are pretty expensive pieces of technology, but if you don’t mind buying a renewed model, you can save quite a bit of money. Amazon is offering renewed unlocked versions of the Apple iPhone XS at a $350 discount.
Deals

Best smartwatch deals for August 2019: Samsung, Fitbit, and Apple Watch sales

Smartwatches make life easier by sending alerts right on your wrist. Many also provide fitness-tracking features. If you're ready to take the plunge into wearables and want to save money, here are the best smartwatch deals for August 2019.
Mobile

Learn how to make your iPhone play local radio in iOS 13

Find out exactly how to use the Live Radio in iOS 13: Our guide will explain how iOS 13 connects to live radio, what commands to give, and how to revisit past stations. Enjoy your favorite live radio right from your iPhone.
Deals

Looking for a good cheap phone? Get the Samsung Galaxy A10 for $145 on Amazon

Samsung's A-Series lineup features phone models from the low-end to the mid-tier. One of its cheaper ones, the Galaxy A10, is perhaps watered-down specs-wise but still boasts enough workable features that make it recommendable.
Mobile

These fraudulent Android apps were downloaded 8 million times

According to a new report from security research firm Trend Micro, a hefty 85 Android apps have been caught serving fraudulent ads that take over the user's screen -- and those apps have been downloaded 8 million times.
Deals

Score this Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with a huge $101 discount at Amazon

If you're thinking about upgrading your phone and not willing to expend over $800 on the S10, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a great option. It's discounted by $101 at Amazon, dropping its price from $700 to only $599.