Sometimes, we may want to lock our iOS 12/11 device, and this can be due to some reasons. Some people lock their smartphones because they don’t want an intruder to gain access to some private files on their device while other is just for security purpose. Irrespectively of the reasons behind wanting to lock your device, this article will answer you the question: how do I lock my iPhone?
How do I Lock My iPhone on Apps, Notes, Photos and Auto Lock
1 How to Lock Apps on iPhone
You may want to lock apps on your iPhone iOS 12/11 for any of the following reason
- For security purposes
- To prevent people from gaining access to personal data
- To protect some classified information
Use the following steps to lock your apps
Step 1: On your iOS device, go to SETTINGS, then click on GENERAL and move down and select RESTRICTIONS.
Step 2: Click on ENABLE RESTRICTIONS and type a restriction password which you must not forget, you will need it to change the settings and disable restrictions when you please. In case you don’t remember the passcode, you will need to reset your iOS device and set up a new one to erase the passcode.
Step 3: Now, move down through the list and customize the types of content, apps, and settings you want accessible by other people. Under the ALLOW category, stop any apps you don’t want people to access except if they have your approval. You can deactivate Restriction anytime you like.
2 How to Lock Notes on iPhone
Use the steps below to lock iOS 12/11 notes with Touch ID or password
Step 1: Open Notes from your home screen.
Step 2: Click on an existing or type a new one.
Step 3: Click on the SHARE tab.
Step 4: Press LOCK NOTE.
Step 5: Lock Note with your Touch ID.
If you prefer to use password, tap ENTER PASSWORD, input your preferred password and press OK.
3 How to Lock Photos on iPhone
If you want to lock photos on iPhone iOS 12/11, you can do that using the Notes App. The steps below will guide you on how to go about it.
Step 1: Select the photo you want to lock.
Step 2: Click on the SHARE icon and save the image on Notes app.
Step 3: After saving the image, open the note containing the photo, click on the SHARE icon and LOCK the note.
Step 4: Go to the photo app and delete the picture you have locked on Notes app.
4 How to turn off or change Auto Lock
If Auto Lock is not turned off, your iDevice will automatically lock after some minutes of inactivity. Peradventure, you are tired of dealing with this issue of lock screen every time, you can turn it off completely or simply change the amount of time it takes to lock.
How to Turn off Auto Lock on iPhone iOS 12/11
Step 1: From the Home Screen, go to SETTINGS.
Step 2: Click on DISPLAY & BRIGHTNESS.
Step 3: Press AUTO LOCK.
Step 4: Click on the NEVER option.
How to Change Auto Lock on iPhone 6s
Step 1: Go to SETTINGS from the Home Screen.
Step 2: Select DISPLAY & BRIGHTNESS.
Step 3: Tap AUTO LOCK.
Step 4: Click on the TIMING you want..
How to Unlock iPhone without Passcode
Above we mentioned are the ways to help you lock you iPhone so that you can protect your privacy. However, sometimes you may lock your iPhone by mistake, like entering the wrong passcode for more than 5 times. Under this situation, you need to know how to unlock your iPhone even without passcode. One of the easiest solutions is use iMyFone LockWiper.
- Unlock your iPhone is just a few steps, much easier than iTunes.
- Remove your 4-digit passcode, 6-digit passcode, Touch ID and Face ID without any hassle.
- Compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions.
- Locked by kids, disabled iPhone and even broken screen iPhone all can be unlocked.
- The success rate is up to 98%.
Steps to unlock your iPhone with LockWiper:
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone LockWiper, launch it and click "Start". Then connect your iOS device to it with a USB cable.
Step 2: From the next interface, put your iPhone/iPad into DFU mode or Recovery Mode.
Step 3: Once your device is in DFU mode, there will be your device information. Click “Download” to download the firmware.
Step 4: Wait for a few minutes, then click “Start to Verify” to verify the firmware you have downloaded.
Step 5: When the process is finished, you can click “Start Unlock” to start unlock your device.
Step 6: Input “000000” to confirm the unlocking again.
Step 7: Wait for the process to finish, it will not take too long.
Note: The unlocking process will also wipe all your iPhone/iPad data.