How to configure Notification Center in iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad


When the notification center was first introduced, users are allowed to access it only when the device was not blocked by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen. But now in iOS7 the notification center has become more functional and, at the same time simple to use, completely revamped. Now you can natively pull down the Notification Center from the Lock screen and view everything stored in the center of notifications from the lock screen, and when the device is unlocked. Push-notifications are now conveniently displayed on lock screen, but their active use can significantly reduce the battery life that is why some users may not like having all this information accessible to anyone who may get hold of their iPhone or iPad. To avoid this you can easily disable access to Notification Center from the Lock screen in iOS 7. You can customize what information is available in the center of notifications on the lock screen under “Settings> Notification Center”.

How to for iPhone, iPad

Let’s see how to disable Lock screen access to Notification Center in iOS 7 powered iPhone, iPad devices:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Notification Center
  3. Under the Access on Lock Screen section, you will see two options for Notifications View and Today View. Turn these two Off in order to completely disable access to Notification Center from the Lock screen of your iPhone or iPad.

Under Today shows information about upcoming events on your calendar, reminders, weather and stock. From this Today tab you can set up what information appears on your homescreen. Use the Edit in the top right corner of the screen, you can sort the order of the elements in the tab today.

That’s all there is to it. iOS will now obey whatever Notification Center options you have configured for your iPhone or iPad’s Lock screen. This is a good option for those that privacy is very important, provides the ability to disable access to the notification center on the lock screen.