How to disable access to the Control Center on the locked screen with iOS 11

How to disable access to the Control Center on the locked screen with iOS 11

THE iOS 11 several iPhone Settings settings have been moved, including whether or not to enable access to the Control Center when the device has a locked screen.

If you are still lost in the new system, here’s how to do it.


The Control Center is very practical when we need to access shortcuts to useful system functions, such as Flashlight, AirPlay, Do Not Disturb or even turn off the operator’s 4G / 3G network. You can do this even when the device has a locked screen, without having to enter the password.

But for some, this becomes a security problem, because any stranger can steal the device and easily disconnect the 4G or put it in airplane mode, so that the device is not found by GPS. It is for this reason that Apple allows you to disable access to the Control Center on the locked screen. With this, it is necessary to unlock the device with the password to access the function.

Until iOS 10 this could easily be done on Settings ›Control Center, as logic dictates. But on iOS 11 the option has disappeared from this menu. Where did it end up?

For some reason, Apple decided to change the function of place, placing in the menu Settings ›Touch ID and Code, on both iPhone and iPad.

Note that in the same menu you can also disable other functions on the locked screen, such as Siri, recent notifications and HomeKit accessories.

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