2. iOS 11 Lock Screen tips
Get to older notifications: On your lock screen, as usual, new notifications pop up as standard. However, if you want to quickly get to older ones you’ve read, but ignored, swipe up on the lock screen and it’ll show “Earlier Today” or even older notifications that haven’t been cleared.
Clear older notifications: With the older notifications onscreen, force press the little “x” in the corner and tap the “clear all notifications” popup that appears.
Unlock your iPhone without pressing the home button: By default on Touch ID enabled iPhone and iPads, you now have to press the Home button to get to the Home screen. You can change this by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button > and then toggling “Rest Finger to Open”. Now you don’t have to press the button any more.
Raise your phone to wake: Simply pick up the phone from an off state and it will wake up showing you all the notifications you’ve got on the Lock screen. To turn this feature on or off go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Raise to Wake.
How to quickly access the camera from the lock screen: Simple. Anywhere on the Lock screen swipe from right to left
How to access widgets on the Lock Screen: Again really simple. Anywhere on the Lock screen swipe from left to right.
How to unlock your phone but stay on the Lock screen: A curious one, but Touch ID users can unlock their iPhone without going to the Home screen. To do so put your finger on the Home button but don’t press on it. A small padlock icon at the top of the screen will disappear, but you won’t be taken to your apps Home screen.
How to add/remove widgets: iOS 10 introduced a Today view page where you can show widgets from any apps that support it. In iOS 11 that remains largely unchanged. To add, remove or reorganise, go to the Today view (swipe left to right on the Lock screen) and then scroll all the way to the bottom. Tap on the edit button to customise which widgets show and in what order.
Quick Reply: When a notification comes in – depending on whether it’s enabled by the developer – you can reply immediately without having to open the specific app. To do this, pull down the notification to reveal the actions you can take. Or, from the Lock Screen, you can force press or press and hold the notification and tap “reply”, then start typing.
Clear individual notifications from the Lock Screen: You can clear an individual notification from an app by simply swiping from right to left and then tapping “clear”.