Control access to information on the iPhone Lock Screen

Control access to information on the iPhone Lock Screen

You can easily access a few commonly used features (such as widgets, media playback controls, and Control Center) from the Lock Screen. (For security, USB connections aren’t allowed when iPhone is locked.) You can control access to these items when iPhone is locked.

If you turn off Lock Screen access to a feature, you prevent someone who has your iPhone from viewing any personal information that it might contain (such as an upcoming event in the Calendar widget). However, you also lose quick access to the information yourself.

Go to Settings  > Face ID & Passcode (on an iPhone with Face ID) or Touch ID & Passcode (on an iPhone with a Home button), then select your options.

You can turn access on or off to the following features while iPhone is locked:

You can also supply medical information and emergency contacts in a Medical ID that first responders and others can view on your iPhone when it’s locked. See Create and share your Medical ID in Health on iPhone.

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