Here’s how you can completely secure the Lock Screen in iOS 10

The new Lock screen in iOS 10 comes with a bunch of cool features. You can do lots of things with it, from viewing messages and replying to them to viewing information from widgets and even interacting with them. However, a number of users are not happy with these, as they want to maintain more privacy and not to reveal anything about the device in case of prying eyes. There is a solution for this: Lock the Lock screen down. And here is how to do it:

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How to Disable Notifications

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Head to Notifications.

Step 3: Next up, choose an app you would like to disable notifications for.

Step 4: Now, toggle the switch next to Show on Lock Screen to the OFF position. From now on, the notifications from these apps won’t show up on the Lock screen.

How to Disable Message Contents in Notifications

If you don’t want to disable notifications for apps like Messages, WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, it’s a good idea to disable message content.

After you have disabled it, you will only receive notification that you have received a message from a person, and of course, the message content won’t show up. Here’s how:


Step 1: Launch the Settings app and head to Notifications.

Step 2: Tap on the Messages app, then scroll down a bit, and you will see the switch Show Previews. Just toggle it to the OFF position.

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger: Repeat the same steps.

How to Disable Message Contents in Reply With Message

Note that you can only do this on a Touch ID-enabled device.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on Touch ID and Passcode

Step 3: Toggle the switch next to Reply with Message to the OFF position.

How to Disable Widgets, Notifications, Siri, Home Control, and Wallet

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on Touch ID and Passcode

Step 3: Under the Allow Access When Locked section, you simply toggle the following switches to the OFF position to disable them:

  • Today View
  • Notification Center
  • Siri
  • Reply With Message
  • Home Control
  • Wallet

That’s it. Do you have any questions about securing the Lock Screen in iOS 10? Put them in the comments section below and we’ll help you out.

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