The released of the newest iOS marked the end for the ‘Slide to Unlock Era’ for Apple devices. If we recall, before the iOS 10, whenever our devices were locked, we could do a sliding motion on the screen to unlock the device or activate the passcode prompt. However with the latest iOS 10, the slide right gesture on the lock screen now triggers the screen to show Widgets, this includes weather, calendar, events, news, Siri suggestions, stocks and whatever the user chooses to include on that Widget screen.
This is now the default settings for any iOS 10 Device. It may be handy in some situations since it provides instant viewing access with just one motion swipe. However, there are some users who prefer to keep information about their calendar, events and especially notifications strictly private, and if you are one of these people and find that the new iOS 10 Widget screen is not for you, here is how to Disable Widgets on the iOS 10.
How to Disable Widgets on the iOS 10 Lock Screen
This method is effective on any device that runs on iOS 10.
- Tap on the “Settings” App on your device.
- Proceed to ‘Touch ID & Passcode’
- Below the “Allow Access When Locked” toggle the switches for ‘Today View’ and ‘Notifications View’ to OFF.
- Leave the “Settings” App and lock your device once again.
- Swiping right on the lock screen will now do nothing.
- You have now successfully Disable Widgets on the iOS 10 Lock Screen