How to Remove the Lock Screen Widgets in iOS 10

One of the new features added in iOS 10 was a screen called “Today View” that you can access by swiping to the right of your iPhone lock screen. This screen includes widgets like your calendar, reminders, weather, and more, and can even be customized by adding additional widgets, such as a battery one.

But you may not use the Today View screen, and might be concerned that anyone with access to your phone might be able to find out some potentially personal information. Our tutorial below will show you where to go to remove this widget screen from your iPhone.

Related: How to Remove the Picture from an iPhone Lock Screen

Eliminate the Widgets That Appear on Your iPhone Lock Screen When You Swipe Right

This article was written using an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.0.3. Once you have finished completing these steps, your iPhone lock screen will no longer offer the option to swipe right and view the “Today View” which will contain several widgets by default.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

tap settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Touch ID & Passcode option.

open the touch id and passcode menu

Step 3: Enter your current device passcode.

enter your passcode

Step 4: Scroll down to the Allow Access When Locked section, then tap the button to the right of Today View to turn it off. The button should be in the left position and free of any green shading when the setting is disabled. I have turned it off in the picture below.

how to remove the iphone 7 lock screen widgets

Now that you know how to remove the lock screen widgets in iOS 10 you can take some more steps to further customize that screen on your device.

If you find the iPhone passcode to be more an inconvenience than a benefit, then you can choose to turn it off entirely. Find out how to remove an iPhone passcode, as well as disabling Touch ID, to see if that setup is something more preferable for the way in which you use your iPhone.

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