How to disable Control Center access from the Lock screen

How to disable Control Center access from the Lock screen

By default, Control Center can be accessed from anywhere, including the Lock screen. While it doesn't share or access personal information, it does potentially let pranksters or even thieves disable services on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and even put it into Airplane mode so you can't track it later. Having Control Center available is hugely convenient, but if security is more important to you, you can easily turn Lock screen access off.

How to stop iOS 7 Control Center from appearing on the Lock screen

Here's how to stop Control Center from coming up on the iOS 7 Lock screen:

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home Screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Control Center.
  3. Toggle the Access on Lock Screen setting to the Off position.

That's all there is to it. Control Center will not longer be accessible from the Lock Screen of your iPhone or iPad.

How to get more help with Control Center

If you have additional questions, or need some more help with Control Center or iOS 7, check out the following resources!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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