iPhone Lock Screen Settings: Simple Set-ups You Should Know

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The iPhone lock screen is probably the most used feature on iPhones. Of course, the reasons are apparent, all thanks to the purpose it serves-preventing unauthorized access and offering fast access to the camera, Siri, Control Center, and more. If you aren’t aware, more can be done on the iPhone lock screen settings than you’ve imagined.

Set or Change Auto-Lock Time on iPhone Lock Screen Settings

If you’ve been finding it tough to set or change auto-lock time on your iPhone lock screen settings, here’s a quick fix with this how-to article. The auto-lock in iPhone has a sole purpose- to lock screens and put the devices to sleep mode automatically. Whenever it detects no interaction between you and the device for a programmed time, it locks the device independently. Prior to that procedure, the device would have been preset to desired lock screen settings.

The more you understand how it works, the better for you. Therefore, all you need to change your auto-lock time in your device is as follow:

    1. Tap Settings > Display & Brightness.
    2. This opens the Display & Brightness window and enables you to manage all the related display settings for your device.
    3. Proceed to Auto-Lock and set the Auto-Lock screen settings to whatever time such as 30 Seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 3 Minutes, 4 Minutes, 5 Minutes, or Never.

Note: If your iPhone or iPad is in the Power Saver Mode, you can’t alter Auto-Lock time.

Keep Your Data Safe through iPhone Lock Screen Settings

Notifications that are displayed on your iPhone lock screen are as crucial as having unfettered access to your device. Even if your device is locked, default iOS settings show private data a third party shouldn’t see. It gets worse if you lose your iPhone or it gets stolen, and your passcode won’t be required to see the information on the lock screen.

Luckily, iOS contains some settings to control what data can display on your lock screen, but many people ignore these options. You can always keep your sensitive information private with the tips below.

1. Lock Screen Notifications

Quite a number of information displays on lock screen notifications. You can scroll, view and even reply to these messages even without entering your passcode or using the Touch ID. It’s all up to a setting that permits it.

To keep your data or hide these notifications: Go to Settings> Touch ID & Passcode (or Face ID & Passcode, if it’s an iPhone X). Scroll down to the Allow Access when Locked settings you will see all information you can hide to keep private.

2. Today View

Today View allows the display of widgets whenever your swipe right for widgets on the iPhone display. It provides information (apps, messages, calendar) in real time. However, anyone can also access private data without unlocking your iPhone.

To keep your data protected, you can turn it off in the Settings on Today View widgets. 

3. Recent Notifications

Recent Notification keeps everyone abreast of information on the lock screen. It could be your email notifications or some random app messages that can display subject lines; or an entire body of a message. When turned off, no one can see the notifications without a passcode. 

To hide these notifications, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (or Face ID & Passcode, if you're using an iPhone X). Scroll down a bit to the Allow Access when Locked settings. You can turn it off as you did for other notification. 

4. Control Center

The Control Center serves as a small palette of buttons and sliders used to control certain features on your iOS device. With the Control Center, you can turn on or off both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, control music playback, adjust the brightness, and more. Feel free to swipe and off notification from the Control Center.

5. Siri

If there’s anyone who knows a lot about your iPhone like you do, it’s Siri. And if Siri is available from the lock screen, Siri can share information upon request by anyone. Keeping your data private at all-time, Siri should be kept away from your lock screen.

The discouraging side of the story is a chance of recovering your iPhone when misplaced by anyone that finds it.  

6. USB Accessories

A new feature in iOS 11.4.11 tells iPhone or iPad users to sync with or use USB accessories. This occurs when a passcode has been entered when the device has not been unlocked for a certain period. Once off the USB accessories, transferring your data without your consent becomes impossible from the lock screen.

What to Do When You Forget iPhone Lock Screen Passcode

The thought of anyone forgetting their passcode seems ludicrous. It’s quite funny, but it’s a reality. Why the reasons for the occurrence vary from person to persons, the scenario afterward is the same. You realize the only person that could help is you. Forgetting your passcode could be buying a locked secondhand phone; disabled iPhone after several attempts; iPhone with broken screen or numbers of passcode attempts exceeded. 

Unraveling the solution starts with a powerful, safe and discreet software-iMyFone LockWiper. The seamless DIY process helps unlock iPhones whenever the passcode is forgotten. iMyFone LockWiper effortlessly bypasses security settings in mere minutes even on your iPad/iPod/Touch Screen.  

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How to Use the iMyFone LockWiper

Step 1: Install and launch the program on your PC, and click ‘Start’ to begin.

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Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the program.

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Step 3: Put your device in the DFU/Recovery Mode.

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Step 4: It will auto-detect your iPhone model, after checking the information, download the firmware.

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Step 5: After download the firmware, please click Start to Verify.

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Step 6: Click on “Start Unlock” to start the process.

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Step 7: Read the notice carefully and enter “000000” to double confirm.

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Step 8: Wait a moment until it unlocks your phone successfully.

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We started this piece with tips on Auto-Lock then iPhone Lock Screen Settings to rescuing the situation when the passcode is forgotten. In all, it’s about safeguarding what you value most without discontinuing the excitement and ecstasy of owning an iPhone.

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