How To Completely Protect The Lock Screen In iOS 10

You can do a lot with the new lock screen in iOS 10 - viewing messages, reply, view information widgets and even interact with them. However, it is possible that someone who does not have access to it all, especially if you keep your phone out there - someone could end response.

To block the lock screen down, take the following steps.

1. Disable Notifications

If there is no smoke, no fire. IOS 10 allows you to customize the notifications you see on each application based on lock screen.

Step 1: Oen the “Settings” app and go to “Notifications” section.

Step 2: Select an app you want to disable notifications for.
Step 3: Here you’ll find a toggle for “Show on Lock Screen“. Disable it and you’ll no longer get notifications from these apps on the Lock screen.

They’ll still be there in the Notification Center, along with the badges.

2. Disable Message Contents in Notifications

If you do not want to go about disabling notifications for applications such as messages, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the best thing you can do is turn off the message.

Once done, you will be able to get notification that you have a message x person, but the message is hidden.

You’ll need to do this on a per-app basis. Here are the instructions for the 3 popular apps.

Messages: Open the “Settings” app and go to “Notifications“. Find the Messages app, scroll way down and you’ll see a toggle for “Show Previews“. Turn it off.
WhatsApp: Open the app, and tap on the “Settings” tab. Then select “Notifications” and turn off the “Show Preview” toggle.
Facebook Messenger: Open the app, go to the “Me” tab, tap on “Notifications” and toggle off the “Show Previews” option.

#3. Disable Reply With Message
You can also just disable the feature that lets you reply from the Lock screen. You can only do this on a device that has Touch ID.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Select “Touch ID and Passcode“.

#4. Disable Widgets, Notifications, Siri, Home Control, and Wallet
We’re here to lock everything down. And you can do that.

From the same “Touch ID and Passcode” section, you’ll see the following toggles in the “Allow Access When Locked” section.

Today View (this is the widgets area)
Notification Center
Reply With Message (we talked about it above)
Home Control (the pane that lets you control your home automation devices in c Control Center)
Wallet (This disables Apple Pay as well)
If you want to disable everything here, just tap on all the toggles.

Lock Screen – Detoxed
You’ve not successfully detoxed your Lock screen. I personally am loving the ability to reply to notifications and manage tasks right from the Lock screen.


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