Did you know that there’s so much more you can do on your iPhone before you even unlock it?
All thanks to the series of iOS 10 updates that have brought these improved interactions with your Apple devices from the lock screen.
We’ve been getting acquainted with all the clever tricks the new lock screen is capable of and here are some of the most useful tips and tricks we’ve found so far:
• Take a Photo
Ever been in a position where if you don’t take that photo, the moment is gone? Well, You’d better be quick if you want to snap some evidence.
Swipe left to open up the camera app. The annoyingly part, you can’t swipe to the right to go back to the lock screen. LoL
• Reply To Messages
3D Touch (long press down) on a message notification on the lock screen to pull up your keyboard and start texting right away. If you don’t have a 3D Touch-enabled iPhone (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus) yet, not to worry, just swipe left on the notification, tap View, and you’ll be on your way.
This is great tip especially for replying to messages quickly and stealthily without having to jump into your phone and wait for everything to load up. Time is money, after all.
• Access a Recent App
Swipe to the right to see Siri App Suggestions. This should include a list of your four most recently used apps in the default view, and up to eight if you tap “Show More”.
No more having to search through your massive list of apps for your most popular ones. Cool yeah?
• Raise To Wake
To enable “Raise To Wake”, head into Settings -> Display & Brightness and enable Raise to Wake. Now you can still access your lock screen even with the old Touch ID interaction enabled.