How to setup and customize IPhone screen lock

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Iphone Screen Lock

The lockscreen of the iPhone, as superfluous as it may seem, is actually one of the most useful screens on the aforementioned smartphone. In fact, this, in addition to ensuring protection for their privacy, allows the user to interact with functions and information of all kinds, without necessarily having to access the dedicated apps.

In this guide, we will try to understand the potential of the screen itself and also to improve and customize its functions.

Activate a lock method on the iPhone

iPhone, like many other smartphones, has several possibilities to lock the device and protect your data. There are also different modes available depending on the device in possession. On iPhones with a home button, the “Touch ID” (fingerprint) is preferred, while on those without a home button we find the “Face ID” (3D facial recognition).

All this can be customized within the system settings. Let’s see how to do it right away.

  • Open the “Settings” app
  • Continue with “Face ID and passcode” / “Touch ID and passcode”
  • If enabled, enter the iPhone passcode

At this point, several options will appear to modify (or possibly add) up to two unlocking methods: the one with a code and the one via Touch ID/Face ID.

In the first case, to start the configuration, click on “Activate the code” (or “Change the code”) and insert the preferred key combination. In fact, you can choose between: 4-digit numeric, 6-digit numeric or alphanumeric code without a fixed number of characters.

In the case of the Touch ID you can enter up to 5 different fingers (even of several people), while for the Face ID you can configure only one face plus an “alternative aspect”, in case there are problems with unlocking in certain cases (excessive make-up, oversized glasses or other).

Going further down in the same settings screen, you can decide which information can be displayed even when the screen is locked, or whether to initialize the entire contents of the iPhone after 10 incorrect password attempts.

Set up automatic screen lock on iPhone

The first thing to configure in relation to the lock screen is obviously its automatic activation. That way, you don’t have to worry about doing it manually. In reality, this function is already active by default, but can be modified according to your preferences.

  • Open the “settings” app
  • Continue with “Display and brightness”
  • Click on “Automatic block”
  • Choose after how many seconds/minutes the screen lock will appear (never to disable the automatic lock)

Under “Automatic lock” you can also activate the “Raise to activate” function, useful for avoiding clicking on the screen or on the power button to access the lockscreen.

Access iPhone features from the lock screen

As mentioned above, in addition to viewing and interacting with notifications, the lock screen turns out to be a great shortcut to dozens of different features.

Swiping your finger from right to left will access the camera, while swiping from left to right will display the widget screen.

Clicking on the button at the bottom left will activate the flashlight, swiping your finger from the bottom up (starting from the center and not from the bottom edge) you will access the notification center, while swiping from top to bottom starting from the top corner the top right will open the control center.

The latter can obviously be modified at will, by adding or removing links and functions, making everything as personal as possible. To do this, all you need to do is follow the procedure below.

  • Open the “Settings” app
  • Continue with “Control Center”
  • Click on “Customize controls”
  • Add or remove features

Show and hide notifications on the iPhone lock screen

Just as with the control center functions, notifications can also be selected to appear or not on the lock screen.

  • Open the “Settings” app
  • Click on “Notifications”
  • Select the relevant app
  • Activate or deactivate the “Screen lock” item

By clicking on “Show previews”, it will be possible to change the security level of the display of the same notifications. Choosing “Always” will always show, “When unlocked” only for viewing after unlocking the iPhone and “Never” to always keep them hidden.

Activate the “Good morning” screen

The good morning screen is very useful to have at a glance some basic information to start the day. In addition to the classic timetable, a brief overview of the current and current weather will be displayed. To let this happen, we will basically need to open the “Weather” app and allow the use of the location, so that it can obtain the data of the city where we are. Immediately after, you will need to program the “Do not disturb” mode.

  • Open the “Settings” app
  • Continue with “Do not disturb”
  • Activate the item “Programmed”
  • Choose your preferred night range
  • Activate “Soften screen lock”

In the morning, immediately after deactivating “Do not disturb”, the above screen will appear. We remind you, however, that during the entire selected range you will not receive notifications of any kind, except for different options entered.

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