Access features from the iPhone Lock Screen

Access features from the iPhone Lock Screen

The Lock Screen, which shows the current time and date and your most recent notifications, appears when you turn on or wake iPhone. From the Lock Screen, you can see notifications, open Camera and Control Center, get information from your favorite apps at a glance, and more.

The iPhone Lock Screen showing the time and date.

Access features and information from the Lock Screen

You can quickly access useful features and information from the Lock Screen, even while iPhone is locked. From the Lock Screen, do any of the following:

To choose what you can access from the Lock Screen, see Control access to information on the iPhone Lock Screen.

Show notification previews on the Lock Screen

  1. Go to Settings  > Notifications.

  2. Tap Show Previews, then tap Always.

Notification previews include text from Messages, lines from Mail messages, and details about Calendar invitations. See View and respond to notifications on iPhone.

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