After installing iOS 11, you will come to know about a lot of small changes as well as many big changes on your device. One of the first things you’ll notice about iOS 11 is the interface of Notification Center which is same as that of the Lock Screen. It’s confusing while seeing at the first time but it’s really not that bad once you get to know about all its features. In this post, we’ll tell you on how to use new Lock Screen on iOS 11.
There are a few minor but essential changes regarding how to use new Lock Screen on iOS 11. The only downside is that you can’t easily remove notifications one by one. For removing notifications, either you can use 3D Touch settings or you can long-press a notification and then, tap on the “X” icon next to it. Here’s how to make the most out of iOS 11’s new Lock Screen-style Notification Center.
Use New Lock Screen on iOS 11
If you’re not seeing your older messages, just swipe up from the middle of your screen to expand the “Earlier today” menu. If you have more recent notifications that are already visible, just scroll to the bottom of the list and swipe up. Continue reading to know more about how to use new Lock Screen on iOS 11.
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Accessing Today View and Camera App
One benefit to the new Lock Screen is that it offers quick access to the Today View and the Camera app. At any time, you can swipe down and then swipe to the right or left to access the respective feature.
Moving further, the next major change you may encounter is how hard it is to get out of this new menu. Once you’ve swiped down to open the Notification Center, you can’t just swipe back up from anywhere to close it as that upward swipe is meant for scrolling through your notifications.
Just swipe up from the bottom edge of your phone’s screen and it’ll close the Notification Center while leaving you on the same screen you were previously viewing. Even if you’re scrolling through the Today section or using the quick access Camera app, you can just swipe up from the bottom edge of your phone’s screen to go back to what you were previously doing.
Changing the Notification Center Background
You can now choose a custom background image to change the Notification Center background. For this, head over to the Wallpaper menu in the Settings app, select an image, and hit the Set button. Lastly, you need to choose Set Lock Screen.
Once you’re done, your Notification Center will have a new background image regardless of which screen you were viewing when you opened it. It’s a simple customization tweak. Please note that the image you pick in the above menu will also be applied to your lock screen’s background.
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