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Disable Lock Screen Widgets in iOS 10

iOS 10, the successor of iOS 9 was announced by Apple at Company’s WWDC (world wide developers conference) 2016 keynote held on June 13, 2016, and came to users on September 13, 2016. It brought changes in 3D Touch, lock screen technology and added lock screen widgets. Emoji were added, the interface of maps app was redesigned and many more positive changes were added in the repository.

When Apple launched iOS 10, it was rated positively and significant updates to Siri, iMessages, 3D touch and lock screen Widgets were highlighted by reviewers. With the launch of iOS 10, 3D touch was complete and for the first time felt “useful” and “worked in every part of OS”. Coming to lock screen, it had many customization options than before and notifications could be extended to see more info without the need to unlock the phone.

Among all the new features added, the stand out feature was lock screen widgets. iOS 10 allows accessing your favorite widgets on lock screen. Now, you will see a screen full of widgets on lock screen instead of unlocking your device by swiping right.

You can add, remove and rearrange your widgets and also customize your lock screen. However, if you are someone who does not like to give people any information about the apps you use, then you may be concerned about lock screen widgets. The good part about it is you can easily disable lock screen widgets whenever you want.

Disable Lock Screen Widgets

  1. Head to “settings” icon on your iPhone.
  2. In the settings menu, click on “Touch ID and Passcode”.
  3. Now you will be prompted to enter your password. Enter it.
  4. You will see that “Today View” option is turned on by default. Toggle it to turn it off.

That’s it! Now, you will not be able to view or access lock screen Widgets. However, you can view all the Widgets and access information and apps through the Widgets if you have unlocked your device by swiping right.

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