Having control and Notification Center accessible on the lockscreen of your iPhone makes it convenient for anyone to access your personal, business and other information even if your iPhone is locked by a Passcode or Touch ID.
Luckily, you can remedy this situation right now by disabling access to both control and notification center from the lockscreen of your iPhone.
iPhone Notification Center
The Notification Center on your iPhone displays all kinds of messages, including your personal text messages, emails, and updates from your Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp contacts.
Anyone with the interest and inclination to gather information about you can easily do so by taking a look at your Notification Center. It is very likely for anyone to come across messages conveying information about your personal life or information that is business related.
The Control Center on your iPhone makes it possible for anyone who has a brief access to your phone to play with Settings like Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, Bluetooth and Silent Mode.
While this may not harm you in most cases, a thief could easily steal your phone and turn on Airplane which means you won’t be able to track your iPhone using the Find my iPhone feature.
Hence, it is in your best interest to protect your privacy and security by disabling access to both notification and the control center from the Lockscreen of your iPhone or iPad.
Disable Notification Center on iPhone Lockscreen
Follow the steps below to disable Notification Center on the lockscreen of your iPhone.
1. Tap on Settings.
2. Tap on Touch ID & Passcode
3. Enter your Passcode
4. Now Scroll down, till you see Allow Access When Locked section (See image below)
5. Turn off Today and Turn off Notifications View (See image above)
From now on you or anyone in possession of your iPhone won’t be able access Notification Center when the iPhone screen is locked.
Disable Control Center on iPhone Lockscreen
Follow the steps below to disable Control Center on the lockscreen of your iPhone
1. Tap on Settings
2. Tap on Control Center.
3. Now, toggle OFF the option for “Access on Lock Screen”.
These two simple tweaks which are so easy to implement will help you protect your privacy and prevent your iPhone from leaking personal or business related information.