How to Disable Control Center from the iOS 7 Lock Screen

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Some new features of iOS 7 are incredibly convenient and helpful, including Control Center. You can toggle various settings like Wi-Fi and Airplane mode, as well as change the brightness and control music from a single menu. However, you may not want to make Control Center accessible from the lock screen.

Thieves could set your phone to airplane mode and prevent you from remotely wiping your phone, turning a very convenient feature into a gaping security hole. Thankfully, you can turn this capability off. Here’s how you can quickly disable lock screen control center access. 

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

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2. Select Control Center from the list of settings

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3. Tap the toggle to turn off Lock Screen acce

2 disable lock screen contr 266x400And you’re done! To see if you have lock screen access turned on, simply go to your lock screen and look for a small bar at the bottom of the page. It should no longer be there.

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If you’ve disabled lock screen access, you should only see a bar at the top indicating you can swipe down to see your Notification Center.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn joined the Laptopmag team in June 2013 and has since been writing about all things tech and digital with a focus on mobile and Internet software development. She also edits and reports occasionally on video. She graduated with a M.S. in Journalism (Broadcast) from Columbia University in May 2013 and has been designing personal websites since 2001.
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