How To Lock iPhone [Step By Step Guide]

Brought a new iPhone? Then you must be wondering how to lock iPhone. Since iPhone is known for its security, it provides an easy but very secure locking system to keep your phone away from prying eyes. So here we are going to provide you with a simple guide on how you can lock your iPhone screens for any model of iPhone.


Apple is the pioneer in developing software for consumer electronics such as laptops, mobiles, PC’s, tablets, etc. So it is a pioneer in consumer technology by creating its own operating system and features for its product, such as iPhones, iPads, etc. If you are planning to buy or using an Apple iPhone for the first time, you might not be knowing how to operate it too well. And most of the people face this problem since the Apple operating system is different from Android so you might take time to figure out how it works. But don’t worry,

How To Lock–

iPhone X

Iphone X is the latest innovation in the world of smartphones. It has set a benchmark in the world of smartphones by creating an iPhone with the longest battery life, the latest iOS software and the best iPhone camera ever. The advanced iOS software used in the iPhone X makes it easier than ever to lock your iPhone. So if you are having trouble locking your iPhone, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can lock it:

Step 1: From the lock screen, swipe up to open up your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on Settings>Display & Brightness

Step 3: Tap on Auto-Lock and then select the Auto-Lock time interval options available (eg- 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, etc.)

Step 4: Now tap Back (located at the upper-left) and tap on Settings.

Step 5: Now tap Face ID and Passcode. Enter your desired 6-digit passcode.

Step 6: After you have entered your passcode, you can also enable your Face ID by clicking on the Setup Face ID option.

How To Change Your Passcode

Step 1: Tap on Face ID and Passcode and tap Change Passcode.

Step 2: You need to re-enter the old passcode to confirm it.

Step 3: Then enter the new passcode and tap Done

Here is a video tutorial which will help you to understand how to lock your iPhone X screen:

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 is one of the best-selling iPhone models across the world. It was released in 2015 and contains many high-end features, such as Retina Display, 3D touch, and much more. It comes in two variants, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. So here we have provided you with a how-to guide on how you can lock your iPhone 6 from prying eyes:

Step 1: From the home screen, swipe right.


Step 2: Go to Settings>Display & Brightness.

Step 3: Tap on Auto-Lock and select the Auto-Lock Time Interval according to your convenience. (example, 1 minute, 2 minutes, etc.)

Step 4: Tap Touch ID and Passcode and then Turn Passcode on.

Step 5: You can now enter your desired 6-digit passcode.

Step 6: You can lock your screen with your fingerprint by choosing Add a Fingerprint option.


How To Change The Passcode

Step 1: Go to the Settings and Touch ID and Passcode.

Step 2: Then tap change Change Passcode.

Step 3: Then you need to re-enter your old passcode.

Step 4: Now enter your new passcode.

Step 5: Enter your new passcode again to verify it.

How To Lock iPhone Screen

Apple allows you to do much more with your lock screen. It allows you to access various features even when the screen is locked (above iOS version 9). So here we shall provide you with a step-by-step guide on how you can lock any iPhone running with iOS version 9 or higher).

Step 1: Swipe right to open your iPhone.

Step 2: Then go to Settings and go to Face ID and Passcode, for above version 9, and Touch ID and Passcode, for version 9 and below.

Step 3: Then Tap on the option Turn Passcode On and enter your desired passcode. 

For versions 9 and below, the passcode is

Step 4: Re-enter your passcode to confirm your new passcode.

Now your new password has been set.

If you want to customize your lock screen, then you can follow the given steps:

Step1: Go to Settings>Touch ID & Passcode or Face ID & Passcode.

Step 2: Navigate to Allow Access When Locked.

Step 3: Now you will find a list of options which you can choose to access when your screen is still locked. Toggle on or off the options for selecting or deselecting an option.

Step 4: After you have selected all the options, you can access these options from the lock-screen.

We have provided you with this video tutorial on how you can lock screen on an iPhone:




Buying an iPhone is a matter of pride for the owner. So we hope you found this guide useful and it helped you to understand the basics of how to operate an iPhone. Please do let us know how you liked this article and any other topic related to iPhone you want us to cover.

About the author

Vivek Tripathi

Vivek Tripathi is the Lead in Research & Development of Editsoft Digital Pvt. Ltd. He is into Digital Marketing for the past 1 year and 6 months. His core areas of interests are Hosting Management, Wordpress Management, Security Configuration, Shopify, Digital Ocean, Graphic Designing, HTML Designing, Marketing Automation, ECommerce Web Development, Dropshipping Marketing, Hacking Support, Wordpress Web Development, Amazon Simple Email Services, Amazon EC2 and Search Engine Optimization.

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