Want to offer more security to your messages or wish to prevent anyone from bumping into your conversation? Fine. You have an option to disable reply with the message when your iPhone or iPad is locked. Once enabled anyone will need to enter your passcode or Touch ID to be able to reply to any message.
Personally, I like the ability to quickly reply to any message right from the Lock screen on my device; especially when I'm on the move. However, there are times when I wish to offer it the needed shield so that others can't have a sneak peek into the personal conversation.
That's why I prefer to turn off quick reply messaging from lock screen when the iOS device is left unattended.
How to Disable Reply with Message when iPhone or iPad is locked
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, you have to tap Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID & Passcode.
Step #3. Next, you need to enter your iPhone/iPad passcode.
Step #4. Finally, under ALLOW ACCESS WHEN LOCKED, toggle off the switch next to Reply with Message.
From now onwards, you or anyone for that matter will need to use the passcode to reply to any message from the Lock screen.
If you ever happen to change your mind, you can turn on Reply with Message switch to let anyone reply to message from Lockscreen.
The option to prevent anyone from replying message from the Lock screen is handy, isn't it? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.
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