IPHONE owners are being urged to activate an important privacy setting.
Turning it on will stop pals being able to use a sneaky method of snooping on your activities.
If you’re an iPhone user, you may be familiar with the Control Centre.
It gives access to some iPhone functions – including some notes, control over lights, and even media playback on your TV.
One of the big perks of Control Centre is that you can access it from the lockscreen.
Importantly, unlocking your device isn’t necessary to use it.
But that may be seen as a security risk by some users.
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Thankfully, it only takes a few seconds to turn the feature off.
If you do turn it off, you can still use Control Centre. But you’ll need to unlock your device first.
Of course, you may not want to turn it off.
It’s a handy feature that can be very useful when easily accessed.
So if you’re very trusting you might want to leave lockscreen access off.
How to disable Control Centre on iPhone lockscreen
You can disable Control Centre on the lockscreen at any time.
Unlock your iPhone and then go into Settings.
Then tap on Face ID and Passcode – or Touch ID and Passcode if you’re using a Home button device.
Enter your passcode if you’re asked.
Then scroll down and look for the Control Centre toggle.
Set the switch to the Off position, so the button is grey and not green.
That’s it: Control Centre is no longer accessible from the lockscreen.
If you ever change your mind, you can hop back into Settings and re-enable it.
It’s the same process on your iPad too.
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