How to Disable Lockscreen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhone

If you don’t want widgets to appear on Lockscreen, you can disable Lock screen widgets in iOS 10 on your iPhone

iOS 10 has completely revamped a few features including Lockscreen. With the latest iOS ecosystem installed on your iPhone, you can reply to any message, access widgets with information like current weather, upcoming events and more.

Though I’m delighted to have such a user-friendly Lockscreen, it may not go down well to those who prefer more privacy. Fortunately, iOS 10 lets you turn off Lockscreen widgets on your device.

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How to Disable Lock screen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhone

If you are like me who prefer to keep certain things private, you would need to keep widgets away from the Lock screen. Here is how it works.

How to Disable Lockscreen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Tap on Settings on iPhone

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Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Touch ID & Passcode.

Tap on Touch ID & Passcode in iPhone Settings

Step #3. You will be asked to enter passcode. (Remember, if passcode is disabled, the option to disable Lockscreen widgets will be greyed out.)

Enter Your iPhone Passcode

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Step #4. Under Allow Access When Locked, you need to toggle off the switch next to Today and Notifications view.

Disable Lockscreen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhoneAt the same time, you can also disable the access to Siri, Wallet and the ability to reply to any message.

Disable Widgets in iPhone Lock screen

How to Enable Lockscreen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

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Step #1. Follow the steps from 1 to 3 explained above.

Step #2. Turn on the switch next to Today and Notifications View.

Enable Lockscreen Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhoneThat’s it!

The newest operating system has got more than 100 nice features. Raise to Wake is my favorite Lockscreen feature. Once you have turned it on, it wakes the screen of your device whenever you pick it up. Hence, you don’t have to press the Home button to wake your device.

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What’s your opinion about the revamped Lockscreen? How much useful has it become now? Do share your thoughts with us in the comment, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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