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iPhone 8/8+ – How to Change Lock Screen

Posted by Arch on January 23, 2019

If you’re an iPhone 8/8+ user, changing your phone’s lock settings is a breeze. You should take the time to explore this option. With a lock screen, there’s no chance that the people you work with or live with can read your personal correspondence or take a look at your private schedule.

The main upside of this security measure is that it makes things easier if your phone gets stolen or lost. Even if you never get your phone back, your lock screen ensures that you don’t have to worry about anyone abusing your banking information or any other data that is available from your phone. There also won’t be inflated phone bills for you to worry about.

How to Get Your Lock Screen to Automatically Activate

Here is how you can set or change your lock screen on the iPhone 8 or 8+. First, you can turn on the auto-locking mechanism, following these steps:

  1. Enter Settings
  2. Select “Display & Brightness”
  3. Select Auto-Lock (This is a box you can select or deselect)
  4. Choose the Time Interval Necessary for the Lock to Activate

For example, it can turn on after a single minute or after a longer period. The best answer for you depends on your phone using habits.

Entering a New Passcode

If you want to change the code you use to unlock your phone or want to set one for the first time, go here:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select “Touch ID Passcode” for Fingerprint Locking
  3. Turn Passcode On

If you want to change an existing passcode, you have to enter it before you can proceed. Do this by tapping on Change Passcode.

Fingerprint locking is one of the most practical security measures the iPhone has to offer. You don’t have to worry about remembering a numeric code, and you can enter your fingerprint quickly and easily. Your phone lets you use this locking measure when you make purchases from Apple’s app store or from iTunes.

The downside is that he process of finding exactly the right position for entering your fingerprint can be quite frustrating. If you’ve got a busy schedule, fingerprint locking can feel like a real obstacle. The best solution is to make use of the option to add up to five different fingerprints.

Allow Access When Locked

From here, you can also allow certain apps to make changes while your phone is locked. This is the ‘Allow Access When Locked’ section of your lock screen settings.

For example, you can keep Siri turned on in spite of the lock screen, and you can also maintain your access to recent notifications. If you’re especially worried about your phone’s security, you can select the Erase Data option, which deletes everything on your phone if you enter the wrong passcode ten times in a row.

A Final Thought

Gorgeous visuals are a given with the iPhone 8 and especially the iPhone 8+. Hence, it’s worth setting a cool wallpaper for your lock screen.

To make this change, go into Settings > Wallpaper > Choose New Wallpaper > Set Lock Screen. Your lock screen can also match your screen background, in which case, you should choose Settings > Wallpaper > Choose New Wallpaper > Set Both, but you can also select an entirely new image.

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