Get live presidential election results on your mobile lock screen

A live updating notification will offer the latest US election results every time you pick up your phone

On 8 November, US presidential election night 2016, the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab and the Guardian mobile apps team will offer an innovative way to get live presidential election results right on the lock screen of the Guardians Android and iOS apps.

What is it?

Were offering the quickest and most convenient way to get live election night results on mobile without a tap, a search or the opening of an app. Well send one mobile alert that will automatically update with the latest data. It is a highly innovative use of alert technology that will give you the up-to-date information whenever you pick up your phone.

What will I receive?

If you sign up, youll receive a single continuously updating notification that will sit on your phones lock screen as results come in on election night. The notification will show the most up-to-date numbers of electoral votes won and states called, as well as an indication of which swing states have been called, and the breakdown of the popular vote between the two top candidates.

The notifications as they will appear on Android and iOS devices

You will also be able to expand the alert to see a data visualization showing the electoral vote and options to tap through to the Guardian live blog or a page of full results.

How do I sign up?

If youre in the US youll automatically get an introductory screen that invites you to sign up. Tap that and youre done. (If youre outside the US, and have the Android app, youll also see the screen.)

If you dont see the screen, you can follow these steps to sign up:

  • Downloaded the most recent version of the Guardian app
  • Go to the Settings > Alert section of the app (see below)
  • Turn on the Live US presidential election results alert
  • Note for iOS users: You must also be running iOS 10 to sign up

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