How to Use Lockscreen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad [Complete Guide]

In order to let you use the redesigned Lock screen in iOS 10, we have made this complete guide to help you out. Let’s find out!

Along with the much-talked about Messages, the Lock screen has seen major changes both in terms of design and functionality. Brand new features like Interactive notifications, Raise to Wake, expanded use of 3D Touch and more have completely transformed the entire complexion of the Lock screen.

With such a huge overhaul, it may not be easy for most iPhone users to straightaway get a complete hold of the new Lock screen. That’s why we have made this special to let you master it!

How to Use Lock Screen iPhone in iOS 10

How to Navigate Lock Screen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

How to Wake the Lockscreen in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

You can wake the Lock screen in three ways.

#1. Just lift your iPhone up to activate “Raise to Wake.” (It only works with iPhone SE and later.)

#2. Click the Sleep/Wake button on your iPhone or iPad.

#3. Click the Home button of your device.

If Touch ID or a Passcode is not enabled; Just click the Home button to unlock it.

If Passcode is enabled; Click the Home button then enter the 4-digit, 6-digit, or alphanumeric password.

If Touch ID is enabled; Touch your finger lightly on the Home button. Then press the Home button to unlock.

(If you don’t like the “press Home to unlock”, check out this guide to unlock your device just by placing your fingertips registered with Touch ID.)

How to quickly access the camera from the Lock screen

Swipe up from the bottom to access camera icon is gone. Swipe left is the new thing, just touch anywhere on the Lock screen and then swipe left to access Camera.

Access Camera from iOS 10 Lockscreen

How to quickly access the Today View widgets from the Lock screen

To access Today View widgets on the Lock screen is pretty simple, simply touch anywhere on the Lock screen. Then swipe right to access Today View widgets.

View Today's Notifications in iOS 10 Lock Screen on iPhone

How to quickly access Control Center from the Lock screen

Step #1. Just touch the bezel below the screen on your device. Then, swipe up on the screen.

Step #2. Next, swipe between the different Control Center panels.

Acess Control Center from Lockscreen iOS 10

Swipe down to dismiss CC.

In iOS 10, CC has three screens. One is for settings and tools, one for media controls, and one for Homekit.

You can use 3D Touch in Control Center to access the shortcuts of Camera, Calculator etc.

How to Use Interactive Notifications on Lock Screen

You can now reply to any message right from the Lock screen of your device without needing to jump into the app. Read more on this.

How to Add/Rearrange/Remove Widgets in iOS 10

You can quickly add, rearrange or remove widgets now. Follow this simple tutorial to get it done with ease.

How to Quickly Access Wallet and Apple Pay From the Lock Screen

It’s simple to access Wallet and Apple Pay right from the Lock screen.

Step #1. Just double-click the Home button to bring up Apple Pay.

Step #2. Now, swipe to select the Apple Pay card that you wish to use, in case you have set up more than one cards. Or just tap the bottom of the screen to select a Wallet pass.

How to quickly access Siri from the Lock screen

With iOS 10, Siri has become more versatile than ever before. To let you get the best out this virtual assistant, we have a special post. Do check it out for the comprehensive guide. (Related: How to use Siri on macOS Sierra, How to use Siri with typing instead of voice.)

How to turn off iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Just press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side (iPhone 6 or later) or top (on the older iPhones, iPods, and iPads) for a few seconds.

Step #2. Then swipe the “slide to power off” slider to the right.

How to Turn Off iPhone from Lockscreen iOS 10

The method of rebooting and putting iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in DFU Mode has changed. (Also check out how to take screenshot on iPhone 7/7 Plus)

How to quickly access suggested apps from the Lock screen

The Lock screen shows suggested apps as per your usage. Just go to the Lockscreen. You will see the suggested apps at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the app which you want to use.

That’s all!

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