One of the most exciting features that have arrived with iOS 10 is the revamped Lock screen. With the redesigned widgets, interactive notifications, Raise to Wake and expanded use of 3D Touch shortcuts, the Lock screen had never been so user-friendly before.
If you have updated to iOS 10 and find it a bit difficult to get the better of the all new Lock screen, here is the complete guide to help you out. Let’s head over the jump to explore it!
How to Navigate Lock screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad
How to Wake the Lock screen in iOS 10
There are three ways to wake the Lock screen in iOS 10.
Step #1. First way is simply lift your iPhone up to trigger “Raise to Wake”. (This feature is only available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE. Settings → Display & Brightness → Raise to Wake).
Step #2. Just click the Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #3. Click the Home button on your iPhone or iPad.
How to unlock your iPhone or iPad
Unlocking iPhone or iPad is easy.
If you don’t have Touch ID or a Passcode enabled
Step #1. Simply click the Home button to unlock it.
If you have set up Passcode;
Step #1. Click the Home button.
Step #2. Next, enter the 4-digit, 6-digit, or alphanumeric password.
If you have enabled Touch ID;
Step #1. Just wake up your device as usual and then touch your finger lightly on the Home button to unlock.
How to quickly access the camera from the Lock screen
In iOS 10, you no longer have to swipe up from the camera icon at the bottom right to access it.
Step #1. Simply touch anywhere on the Lock screen of your device. And then, swipe left to access Camera.
How to quickly access the Today View widgets from the Lock screen
Accessing Today View widgets on the Lock screen is quite simple.
Step #1. You just need to touch anywhere on the Lock screen.
Step #2. Next, swipe right to bring up Today View widgets.
How to quickly access Control Center from the Lock screen
It’s pretty easy to access Control Center from the Lock screen.
Step #1. Simply touch the bezel below the screen on your iPhone.
Step #2. Next, you have to swipe up on the screen.
Step #3. Now, just swipe between the different Control Center panels. Simply swipe down to dismiss CC.
There are three screens in CC. There is one for settings and tools, (it has a dedicated control for Night Shift), for media controls, and for Homekit. There are several 3D Touch shortcuts for Camera, Calculator and more.
How to Access Notification Center from Lock screen
Lock screen displays any notifications that have arrived since the last time you used your iPhone or iPad. To check out your older notifications, you need to access Notification Center.
Step #1. Simply touch the bezel above the screen of your iPhone.
Step #2. Next, you have to swipe your finger down onto the screen. Now, you can swipe right to bring up Today View.
With the notifications on the lock screen and in the Notification Center, you can start a short conversation even without opening the app. Moreover, it lets you view photos or videos and listen to audio right from inside a notification, or listen to your voicemail.
Notifications now display live information as well. Using 3D Touch, you can clear all notifications at once.
Make the Most of Widgets
With iOS 10, Apple has taken widgets to an altogether new level. Simply swipe left to bring up the new widgets pane called Today view. It offers you the previews of glanceable data.
With 3D Touch, you can expand widgets to show more content, including images, app interfaces, and videos. The Today view displays Siri suggestions as well.
To add or delete widgets, simply tap on the Edit button at the bottom of the pane and go about doing the job as usual.
How to Quickly Access Wallet and Apple Pay From the Lock Screen
You can quickly access Wallet and Apple Pay right from the Lock screen.
Step #1. Simply double-click the Home button to bring up Apple Pay.
Step #2. Next, you need to swipe to select the Apple Pay card which you want to use, if you have set up more than one cards. Or tap the bottom of the screen to choose a Wallet pass.
How to quickly access Siri from the Lock screen
You can activate Siri using your voice even from a distance on your iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, or 9.7-inch iPad Pro. (As voice activation doesn’t work in Low Power Mode, make sure to turn it off. )
Step #1. Just say “Hey, Siri!”
Step #2. Now, you need to tell her what you want to do. As for instance, set an alarm for 5 PM today.
How to Activate Siri Manually
Step #1. Just press and hold down the Home button.
Step #2. Next her, you want to do. For example, send an email to David.
Step #3. Release Home button.
How to Turn Off the Screen On Your iPhone/iPad
iPhone or iPad automatically turns off the screen to save power. But, you can turn off the screen manually as well.
Step #1. Simply click the sleep/wake button on the right side (iPhone 6 or later) or top (on all other iPhones, iPods, and iPads).
How to turn off iPhone or iPad
If you don’t want to use your iOS device or just wish to switch it off, you can get it done easily.
Step #1. Simply press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side (iPhone 6 or later) or top (on all other iPhones, iPods, and iPads) for a few seconds.
Step #2. Next, you need to swipe the “slide to power off” slider to the right.
How to quickly access suggested apps from the Lock screen
The Lock screen displays suggested apps. As for instance, if you use Twitter in the night, you will see it on screen. Likewise, if you were using any app on another iOS device, you will find it on the Lock screen on this device.
Step #1. If you have enabled Touch ID, just place your registered finger on the Home button to unlock. (Enter passcode to unlock it.)
Step #2. Now, touch the app icon at the bottom left of the screen and slide up.
What do you think of the Lock screen in iOS 10? How much user-friendly has it become?