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How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?

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One day you decide to reset your phone, and by resetting it, all your saved features are gone. How scary it would be?

Now, you miss those days when you were able to reply to text messages from your lock screen. It was hassle-free work, wasn’t it!

Now, whenever you try to reply to any message, it asks you to unlock your phone. You are sulking in a corner and counting how many times you have unlocked your phone in a day. A mere thought about it frustrates us!

Are you looking for help? Want to get directed to the option where you don’t have to unlock your iPhone every time? 

Well, you have landed in the right place!

Let’s read below as to how to reply to messages from the lock screen and customize your notifications in Notification Center in iOS 10.

How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?
How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?

Let’s get started!

Before we begin, tell us, do you often fall in a situation wherein you want to reply but you are surrounded by people and don’t get a chance to unlock the screen as you don’t want anyone else to peep in.

And wonder, how you can reply to messages on the lock screen without unlocking it.

Well, if you are able to relate, let’s find out the details on How To Reply On Lock Screen IOS 10? How can you turn on a quick reply on your iPhone?

Here is music to your ears!

We have an instant solution for you right here! 

Here is how you can change this feature and respond to any texts or emails easily.

You can now reply from lock screen iOS 10 instantly by just modifying a few settings on your phone. So let’s check out how it is done: 

  1. Firstly, switch on Text Message Quick Reply in the settings.

2 In settings, scroll down and click on Touch ID & Passcode. Now, enter the password.

  1. In the ‘Allow Access When Locked’ section, switch on the Reply with Message.
  2. Lastly, close the settings and enjoy the new feature, which will help you to reply to your friend’s message instantly. 

By using this feature, you will be able to not only view but send texts without actually opening the Message app. Isn’t it cool?

We are not done yet with the required information, 

We also figured out the way of reading messages on an unlocked screen

So, here we are with the way!

How do you show messages on the iPhone lock screen?

How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?
How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?

Some iOS users also complain that they are unable to see their messages on their lock screen. Have you been thinking for hours that why can’t I see my messages on my lock screen too? 

We have found a solution to the query as well. 

  1. All you have to do is go to the iOS Settings. Then simply tap on Notifications and select the Messaging application that you are unable to see on the notifications.
  2. Now, turn off “Show in History” and restart your device.
  3. Once your iPad or iPhone restarts, select Settings, then go to Notifications.
  4. Then, select the Messaging app toggle off “Allow Notifications”.
  5. Now, wait for 4 to 5 seconds and then switch it on again.
  6. Then click on the “View in Lock Screen” to display messages on your lock screen.

This is how you can adjust iPhone message notification

Now, let’s move to the next section of this article.

Customization of notifications in Notification Center in iOS 10

There are times when you installed the new iOS 10, and the first thing you see is that your notifications panel has completely changed. You want to get them grouped by app again, but you don’t remember how you set up that function on iOS 9. So what now?

Don’t be so hard on yourself and blame your forgetfulness because there are times when we don’t remember simple things. 

It’s completely fine if you cannot find the previous option in the Settings. You will gain nothing but sore eyes by searching for that feature. So leave this up to us because we are here to make things easier for you. 

Yes, we have you back! If you wish to change the notification, then keep scrolling.

Open from Notification Center

How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?
How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?

Go to the Notification Center, which will show iPhone message notification history. 

It will allow you to scroll back and see if you have missed any important messages or events.

There are two ways to see your alerts from the ios 10 notification center, and below we have explained both the ways most thoroughly:

  1. In the lock screen, swipe up from the middle of the screen.
  2. Now, you can swipe down from the center of the top of the phone screen. This step can be done from any other screen.
  3. If you wish to clear your notification, then tap and hold the ‘X’ button.
  4. Then, click ‘Clear All Notifications’ or simply tap the ‘X’ button and clear the notifications.

Change group notification settings

It is entirely up to you if you want to keep your notifications separate or group them. Some people like to keep their ios 10 notifications group by the app, and if you are one of them, then don’t worry, because we have provided you the right way below.

  1. First, go to the Settings, then tap on Notifications. 
  2. Select an app and click on Notification Grouping.
  3. You can click on any of these options:
How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?
How to Reply To Messages On Lock Screen in Iphone?
  • Automatic- This feature will show notifications from each app in the group on app alerts.
  •  By App: All your notifications for each app will be shown in a grouped form. However, each app will be seen in a single expandable alert.
  • Off: If you chose this option, then notifications will appear in the random order as they are received. All the apps will be shown without grouping.

Apart from that, if you wish to show notification previews of specific messaging apps, then you can easily do that. These notification previews will be shown all the time or never when your iPhone is locked.

It will make your notifications tidily grouped, and when you wake up the next morning to check your phone, you will be shown notifications of specific apps first on your lock screen. Ain’t that easy and less time-consuming?

Final Words

We all have types of notifications that we want to be privy to, and there are some notifications we don’t want to see on normal daily usage. So these are our ways which will help you to customize how you receive notifications of certain messaging apps in your iPhones. We are sure that after following our steps, you will thank us later.

After all, a little tinkering in your settings will do no harm to you or your precious iPhone!

Stay safe, stay well.

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Shashank Jain
Shashank Jain, founder of Iphone-s, a young and energetic entrepreneur has always been fond of technology. His liking for technology made him go for engineering in computers. During his studies, he learned & worked on different computer languages & OS including HBCD, Linux, etc. He also has a keen interest in ethical hacking.

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