Check out how to disable Reply to Messages from iOS 10 lock screen

Check out how to disable Reply to Messages from iOS 10 lock screen

In iOS 10, the lock screen has seen an overhauled design, introducing new widgets and a new “Press home button to unlock” screen. These changes may not be revolutionary, but they are really worth your time. With iOS 10, you now can read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, which is super convenient. The best part here is that you don’t need to use your fingerprint or passcode to authenticate your access. This may come in handy, but it also leads to many security risks that may ruin your day.

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Fortunately, iOS 10 allows you to disable the ability to reply to messages from the lock screen, thereby requiring to authenticate with your passcode or Touch ID next time you access a new messages from the lock screen. That is something we have been accustomed to in previous versions of iOS software system.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to disable Reply to Messages from iOS 10 lock screen

Steps to disable Reply to Messages from iOS 10 lock screen

Step one: Launch the Settings app from the Home screen and head to “Touch ID & Passcode”. After that, all you have to do now to enter the passcode as required

Step two: Once you are done, scroll down to the Allow Access When Locked section and find “Reply to messages”. After that, toggle the switch to the OFF position

Step three: When you do it, all you have to do now to exit the Settings. Lock the screen as usual and you will not be able to reply to messages from the lock screen anymore.

Disabling or keeping “Reply to messages” enabled depends on your privacy and security needs. In general, “Reply to messages” from the lock screen is a great addition to the iOS 10, allowing users to quickly access their messages without even unlocking their devices. However, if your iPhone is widely available to others to view or see, it is best to turn off the feature.

Also read: iOS 10 feature guide: iMessage

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