The lock screen has changed in iOS 10 and so has the way you unlock a device. Swipe to unlock is gone. Now, you have quicker options for unlocking an iPhone or iPad and lots of features that can be accessed directly on the lock screen.
- [Instructor] There are lots of interface changes in iOS 10 and the first time you'll notice changes will almost certainly be on the lock screen. If your iPhone or iPad is asleep, when you hit the sleep/wake button, you'll go straight to the lock screen, just like in previous versions of iOS, and if you don't do anything, after a few moments, the screen will turn off again and the device will go back into sleep mode. To get to the lock screen on the iPhone 6S and newer iPhones, you don't even have to hit a button. The device will wake up and go straight to the lock screen when you lift it.
This is known as the Lift to Wake feature. Of course, if you don't do anything, after a few moments the screen will go black again and it'll go back into the sleep mode. So that's the sleep/wake button, but also hitting the home button will take you straight to the lock screen as well. However, if you have Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor on your iPhone or iPad, and you hit the home button with one of the fingers that you setup for Touch ID, then the device will unlock immediately and go straight to the home screen or to whichever app was running when the phone was locked.
So if you use Touch ID, one click on the home button will unlock the device immediately. Let's put this phone into sleep mode again. Now if you hit the home button with a finger that was not setup for Touch ID, or if you just don't have Touch ID at all, then it will wake up when you press the home button, but it'll just stay on the lock screen until you click on the home button a second time, and then it will prompt you for your passcode. So in iOS 10, the swipe to unlock feature is officially gone. Unlocking is controlled completely with the home button, and if you have Touch ID it's really fast.
One click and your device is ready to go. So that's how you can unlock the device, but I want to go back to the sleep mode again and talk about what you can do on the lock screen itself. You can access a surprising amount of functionality right from the lock screen. For example, notifications can popup right on the lock screen, just as they did in iOS 9, and this is what that'll look like, and you have some controls here. If you place your finger on a notification and swipe to the left, you'll see an option to clear that notification, and you may see another button for options.
On a device without Touch ID, you'll have that button for more options, but on a device with Touch ID, you can get to those options by pressing down on the notification. Now if you swipe to the right on one of these notifications, it will take you straight to the app associated with that notification. Of course I would have to unlock my device to do that. For now I'm gonna hit Cancel, and I don't want to do anything with this notification for now, and we're gonna talk more about notifications in another movie. Let's look at some of the other things we can do on the lock screen.
You actually have a lot of control just by swiping from different edges on the screen. So let me wake it up again, and I'm going to place my finger on the top edge of the screen and swipe down. This brings us to the notifications view, and I can see a list of all of the notifications that I have not yet cleared. I can do those same controls we saw a moment ago. I can swipe to the left to clear them, and I could swipe to the right to go to those apps. For now I'm gonna swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to go back to the regular lock screen.
On the regular lock screen, if you swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen, you get to Control Center. This should look familiar from iOS 9 but it has changed quite a bit, so we'll see more about that in another movie. For now I'm going to swipe down to get rid of that. This time I'm going to swipe from the left edge to the right, and that will bring us to the Widgets panel which is very similar to what we used to call the Today view back in iOS 9. If I swipe back in the other direction, we'll go back to the regular lock screen.
So far, we've seen that we can access notifications, Control Center, and Widgets all from the lock screen, and each of those are features that we'll focus on specifically in other movies. So finally, I want to see how we can access the camera. You can just place your finger on the right side of the lock screen, and swipe to the left, and that will take you to the camera. You were able to access the camera in a similar way in iOS 9 but now it's a swipe from the right edge to the left. So from here, you can snap pictures when your device is locked.
Of course you're not able to access the whole photo library, but you can snap pictures, and when you're done, you can hit the sleep/wake button to put the device back to sleep, or you can click the home button to jump back to the regular lock screen. Lots of changes here on the lock screen, but I think these changes will generally make it a lot quicker to unlock your device and access certain information.