In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to disable the control center on your locked iPhone.
Your iPhone’s lock screen is the first line of defense against unwanted access. And although securing your iPhone with a passcode and Touch/Face ID is great, you might still be at risk.
You see, thieves can potentially bypass your security measures from the lock screen by accessing Control Center. They can turn your Wi-Fi, data and Bluetooth on and off and even turn on Airplane mode, this may stop tracking apps like the Find My app that need access to the internet from working properly.
The Control Center makes a lot of key functions accessible without having to unlock the iPhone, it’s convenient, but also a security risk.
You can prevent all of these outcomes with a single swipe by turning off Control Center access on the lock screen. We’ll show you how to do this
It’s best to disable the Control Center when entering a high-risk setting.
How To Disable Control Center On A Locked iPhone
- Unlock your iPhone and open the “Settings” app.
- Scroll down and tap on “Face ID & Passcode” (or “Touch ID & Passcode” if your device uses Touch ID).
- Enter your passcode when prompted to access the settings.
- Scroll down to the “Allow Access When Locked” section and toggle the switch for “Control Center” to the off position. On the same menu you may wish to toggle off Wallet access and Accessories access.
There you go, your iPhone should be even more secure now, just don’t forget your password, and make sure you have Find My enabled if you are the forgetful type. If you have any apps which require logins such as social media apps, Netflix and Spotify, make sure they have strong passwords.
While we’ve got you why not read about everything that’s new with iOS 16.3 or how to set up the iPhone’s back tap feature. Afterwards, check out our list of the best 3-in-1 iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch Charging Docks.