why is the lock screen so empty and can that be changed?

madeirabhoy

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hope I am using the correct terminonlogy, for the screen that comes up when you face id.

now I wish it wasn't there at all, as its an extra swipe, but it is, so can I make it more useful?

all that's on it is the time and date, a torch button and a camera button. why isn't it like the other screen when you swipe to the left which has all the widgets?

or am I missing something, a simple switch that puts things on it and makes it useful?
 

madeirabhoy

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it would be like if with modern technology, I got a new front door to my apartment, that worked entirely by face id. I walk up to it and I don't have to touch a key, it sees my face and slides open. but the apple guy who installed it puts a blank white door right behind it, so even though the front door opens without touching it I then have to open this daft door behind it to get into the flat.
 

gwhizkids

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There’s a reason for that: you don’t necessarily want your phone opening completely with just a view of your face. That could lead to some unpleasantness if it inadvertently opened to something you didn’t want someone to see.
 

ZEEN0j

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It shows your notifications as well, where you can directly act with some or open the app directly
 

BugeyeSTI

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it would be like if with modern technology, I got a new front door to my apartment, that worked entirely by face id. I walk up to it and I don't have to touch a key, it sees my face and slides open. but the apple guy who installed it puts a blank white door right behind it, so even though the front door opens without touching it I then have to open this daft door behind it to get into the flat.
Wrong analogy, it like having door that unlocks with Faceid but you still need to open the door using the knob... Which is fine with me. I like seeing my notifications without having to go to the notification screen
 

TheSkywalker77

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If you’re talking about the screen that you swipe up and scan Face ID on, I see no reason to put stuff on it. You don’t see it very often since Face ID is so fast. Plus it wasn’t designed to look at constantly.
 
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madeirabhoy

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It shows your notifications as well, where you can directly act with some or open the app directly

I must be boring as I rarely have any notifications. its a waste of space to me. I see someone came up with a cheat to get it to show the weather but it means putting your phone to do not disturb at night which I don't want to do.
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If you’re talking about the screen that you swipe up and scan Face ID on, I see no reason to put stuff on it. You don’t see it very often since Face ID is so fast. Plus it wasn’t designed to look at constantly.

but you do, unless you've figured out how to do something I haven't, which is make it go away. I look at it, Face ID works really fast as you see, then there's a boring almost empty screen that you have to swipe to make it go away.
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Wrong analogy, it like having door that unlocks with Faceid but you still need to open the door using the knob... Which is fine with me. I like seeing my notifications without having to go to the notification screen

no my analogy was more accurate. because If I had a smart front door that unlocked but I had to use the knob, then that would much quicker than getting my keys out. in this case it actually makes it slower than my old iPhone 6 was to unlock because I need to lift the phone to the right height to face id it open and then swipe to open it.

and this thread wasnt about getting rid of that screen (though I wish I could) its about it being remotely useful. if it could show some or all of the swipe left screen then it would be useful, but at the minute its very much like a plain door that I have to slide open.
 

ZEEN0j

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You can swipe up before it has unlocked. Lift up phone, screen turns on, swipe up (Face ID has probably already unlocked device) and you are in. Having it jump straight to home screen would get annoying really quickly. You wouldn’t be able to check the time, notifications and the widgets without having to lock your device manually each time.
 

madeirabhoy

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You can swipe up before it has unlocked. Lift up phone, screen turns on, swipe up (Face ID has probably already unlocked device) and you are in. Having it jump straight to home screen would get annoying really quickly. You wouldn’t be able to check the time, notifications and the widgets without having to lock your device manually each time.

you've either lost me or ive missed something important. how do I get widgets on there? I have widgets on the screen I can swipe left for, but the lock screen has no widgets.
 

ZEEN0j

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you've either lost me or ive missed something important. how do I get widgets on there? I have widgets on the screen I can swipe left for, but the lock screen has no widgets.
I’m saying if your phone jumped directly to the homecreen you wouldn’t have time to swipe to the right to see your widgets
 

madeirabhoy

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I’m saying if your phone jumped directly to the homecreen you wouldn’t have time to swipe to the right to see your widgets

You see the widgets whether you swipe from the blank lock screen or from the home screen