reply to message without unlocking

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by sandman112, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. sandman112 macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2016
    tried this a couple of times ... and it seems that on the iPhone 6s its possible to reply to a text message / iMessage without unlocking the phone, you just need to 3d touch to get to the reply and then send your reply. is this normal, are others experiencing this also

    also noticed that access to 3rd party keyboards (swype) doesn't seem to work from this option, but works elsewhere

    no sure yet if i like the fact that messages can be replied to without unlocking the phone
  2. Costee macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2011
    It was possible on iOS 9 as well, you just had to swipe the notification to the left and the Reply option appeared, so this is not a new privacy concern.
  3. sandman112 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 26, 2016
    ohh ... so you can ... never noticed that before, maybe because the 6s was so fast at unlocking with touch ID
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Yep. This has been complained by so many users.
  5. s2mike macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2015
    I have an iPhone 6s and am running iOS 10 (beta 2)

    When my phone is locked and an incoming text or iMessage comes in, 3D Touching the message does nothing for me. My only option is to swipe the message and then unlock the phone.

    Are others able to 3D Touch and reply without unlocking the phone?
  6. azing macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2013
    The North
    Actually no, I just tested this. This was present in iOS 9 if you had the "Reply with message" option on in passcode settings. With it off, you couldn't reply to a message on the lock screen (swiping left only showed a cross to remove the notification), you had to unlock the phone. In iOS 10 this doesn't seem to be the case. Anyone can reply to messages on the lock screen without unlocking the phone by 3D touching which I don't like the idea of.
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2014
    North Carolina
    Is this only for the iPhone 6s/ipad mini 4 and beyond devices? On my iPad mini 3, I cannot respond from the lock screen. Or do I need message previews turned on?
  8. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Preview needs to be turned on, yes.

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