Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show News Information Ticker on Lock Screen

Once you've enabled Information ticker on your lock screen, now you will see Content type option which will allow you to choose displaying ticker from the available sources. There are three options available on content type, they are: News, Stock and Facebook.

See also: How to Show Facebook Information Ticker on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

If at the previous post we have learn about Facebook ticker, then now we will learn about News ticker. Choosing news from content type will make your phone to show the latest entries from Yahoo! news on your lock screen.

How to get news information ticker on lock screen?
If you wants to display the latest feeds from Yahoo!news on your lock screen, then here are the steps:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.
  3. Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.
  4. Tap Lock screen option.
  5. Make sure you have enabled Information ticker.
  6. Tap Information ticker.
  7. Tap Content type.
  8. On pop up menu select News.
  9. Press the Power button twice to turn off the screen and turn on it again.
  10. Now you will see news ticker at the bottom of your lock screen.
  11. Tap Arrow icon in the center to show more news ticker.
  12. To read a news, tap the headline then your phone will launch the browser and load the selected news.

Showing news ticker is one of the way to keep up to date with the latest news and increasing the knowledge directly through your phone. So, have you ever tried to show news ticker on your lock screen?


  1. Hi,

    I recently upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S3 to official Android 4.3.

    And one thing I almost immediately realized is that the "Information Ticker on Lock Screen" its gone or at least I haven't found a way to restore this functionality.

    I'm a huge fan of the Information Ticker and I would like to know if there is a way to restore this option or if it is no longer supported a way to somthing a similar.

    Thanks in advance,


    1. Hi Jesus Antonio Santos Giraldo,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, you're right. Information ticker is no longer available in the Android 4.3. If you like to view Yahoo! News or Finance, you can use the lock screen widgets. Here are the steps to do so:
      1. Press the Power key twice to go to the lock screen.
      2. Swipe the near top area of the lock screen from left to the right until the blank lock screen with the Plus sign is displayed.
      3. Tap the Plus sign to add new widgets you wish to display in the new lock screen.
      4. Scroll to the bottom, select either Yahoo! Finance or Yahoo! News widget to add this widget to your lock screen.
      5. To view the widget while you're in the lock screen, Swipe the near top area of the lock screen from left to the right until the Yahoo! News or Finance widget screen is displayed.
      Hope this helps :)


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