With plentiful resources available on Lock screen, it is neccessary for us to customize Lock screen on our iPhone/iPad.
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How to Customize Lock Screen on iOS 10
Apple adds tons of new features to the Lock screen for iOS 10. No more "Slide to Unlock" and more
access to features without unlocking. With plentiful resources available on Lock screen, it is
neccessary for us to customize Lock screen on our iPhone/iPad so that it could:
1. Satisfy our personalized needs;
2. Improve the security of our iPhone/iPad with no data accessible to unauthorized users.
Here is how to do that.
1. Change the Wallpaper
Unhappy with Apple's default wallpaper, then change it.
Go to "Settings" > "Wallpaper" > "Choose a New Wallpaper". Then you can choose a new wallpaper
Dynamic: Images with bubbles that floating around the screen and changing as your device
Stills: Still images offered by Apple;
Live (Only available for device supporting 3D Touch, for example iPhone 6s/6s Plus): Live
photo offered by Apple. The image will animate when you press the display on the Lock
Photos: All the pictures stored in your Photos app, including photos that you have taken and
After you have selected the image you like, you can choose to display the image in different ways:
Still: Just display the wallpaper;
Perspective: Display the wallpaper in the way that image moves slightly as you tilt the screen.
Live Photo: Display the image as Live photo that will animate.
After you have made the choice, tap on "Set". A pop-up window asks whether you like to set the
image as wallpaper for Lock screen, Home screen, or both.
2. Disable Raise to Wake
The feature is exclusive iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/SE running on iOS 10, which allows the screen
on your iPhone to awaken once you pick up the phone. It is much easier for users to check on latest
notifications without pressing any button.
Raise to Wake feature is defaulted on in available iOS 10 device. If you don't like it when anyone
can see the notifications when picking up your phone, you can turn it off on "Settings" > "Display &
Brightness" > toggle off "Raise to Wake". Of course, if you like, you can turn the feature back on.
3. Customize Control Center
Control Center is the panel that you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your iOS device,
on which you can quickly access common settings (turn on Airplane mode/Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth, enable
Do Not Disturb/Mute/Portrait Orientation Lock/Night Shift, Adjust brightness) and multiple apps
(AirPlay Mirroring, AirDrop, Flashlight, Alarms and Timer, Calculator, Camera).
Now with iOS 10, Control Center adds two panels: Now Playing and Home panel. On Home panel,
you can make change to HomeKit accessories without unlocking the device. You can select the
accessories that appear in the Home panel of Control Center.
Open the Home app and tap the Home tab;
Touch and hold an accessory in the Home tab;
Tap "Details" > "Include in Favorites".
Turn it on and the accessory will be displayed the Control Center.
If you don't like Control Center appearing on lock screen, you can toggle it off on "Settings" >
"Control Center"> "Access on Lock Screen".
4. Set Auto-Lock Time
By default, your iPhone/iPad will be automatically locked after two minutes if there is no motion on
the device. If you think it too much of work to unlock the device every two minutes, you can set the
Auto-Lock time to 3~5 minutes or Never.
Go to "Settings" > "Display & Brightness" > "Auto Lock", then select the time you prefer.
Note: You can't change Auto-Lock time when the device is in Power Saver Mode.
5. Disable Selected Notifications
With iPhone/iPad locked, you can still get notifications whenever someone send you a message or
anything new comes up on an app. It is great but for some apps, the notifications may reveal some
private information of yours. So you may want to adjust the notifications popping up on your lock
Launch "Settings", choose "Notifications", then select the apps that you would like to disable the
notification. Switch "Show on Lock Screen" to Off.
Note: Some apps, for example, might have the option "Show Preview", which you can turn off so
that you can still get notification but don't preview.
6. Adjust Touch ID & Passcode Settings
You can further customize the Lock screen by making changes on Touch ID & Passcode settings
whether to use Touch ID & Passcode, view Notifications, reply messages, access to Siri on Lock
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