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How to customize your Lock screen on iPhone and iPad

Lock display serves two contradictory purposes: It offers rapid, handy access to a ton of capabilities like the digicam, Siri, manipulate middle, and greater, and it also prevents unauthorized get admission to to the private contents of your iPhone or iPad.

you may virtually switch your wallpaper to make it your personal, but you could additionally disable most of the conveniences in case you’d pick your Lock display screen to be on lockdown. here’s how to customise your lock screen!

How to change the wallpaper on your Lock screen


Your iPhone or iPad comes with Apple’s default wallpaper on the Lock screen, but you can change it to another image from Apple’s gallery, one of a few motion wallpapers, or even a Live Photo that animates when you 3D Touch it (if your iPhone or iPad supports it).

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Wallpaper.
  3. Tap on Choose a New Wallpaper.
  4. Tap on the location of the new wallpaper you want to choose:
    • Dynamic: Circles that float around the screen and respond to the motion of your device.
    • Stills: Apple’s gallery of images.
    • Live: Apple’s gallery of Live Photo images that animate when you 3D Touch them.
    • Libraries: All the images contained in your Photos app, including selfies, and your own Live Photos
  5. Tap on the image you want to use.
  6. If you’re not happy with the default settings, adjust your options:
    • Move and Scale: If it’s one of your photos, you can slide it around and pinch-to-zoom in and out to frame it exactly the way you want it.
    • Motion: Select if you want it still (no motion effect), perspective (moves slightly as you move your phone), or Live Photo (if available, animates on 3D Touch).
  7. Tap Set.
  8. Tap Set Lock Screen if you only want to change the Lock screen wallpaper, or choose Set Both to change the Home screen wallpaper as well.

How to set Auto-Lock time

You can turn the screen off on your iPhone or iPad at any time, but by default, it’ll turn off automatically after two minutes to save on power. If that time limit doesn’t suit you, it’s easy to change.

Note: You can’t change Auto-Lock time when in Power Saver Mode.

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap on Auto Lock.
  4. Tap on the timing you prefer:
    • 30 Seconds
    • 1 Minute
    • 2 Minutes
    • 3 Minutes
    • 4 Minutes
    • 5 Minutes
    • Never
  5. Tap on the Display & Brightness button at the top left to go back.

How to turn off Control Center on the Lock screen

Control Center lets you easily access settings, media controls, and home accessories from your Lock screen. But, it also lets other people access all of that just as easily. If that’s a concern, you can make it so Control Center can’t be pulled up from the Lock screen.

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap Touch ID & Passcode.
  3. Enter your passcode.
  4. tap the switch next to Control Center under Allow Access When Locked. You’ll have to scroll down to find it.

How to turn off notifications on the Lock screen

Having your notifications pop up on the Lock screen is incredibly convenient … unless it reveals private and confidential information you’d rather not have revealed. It could be the name of a contact or the content of a message. Whatever the case, you can turn them off in settings. Unfortunately, only one at a time … sigh.

  1. Launch Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on the notification you want to disable from the Lock screen.
  4. Switch Show on Lock Screen to Off

Repeat for any and every app whose alerts you want to keep off your Lock screen.


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