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  1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    With the latest iOS update, you can do more with your iPhone even before unlocking it. Here's how to respond to your notifications directly from the Lock screen. For iPhone 6s or later, you'll use 3D Touch. For the iPhone XR, you'll just use long press or swipe and tap.

    If you don't see the notification on your Lock screen, open the Notification Center by doing the following: If your iPhone is locked, swipe up from the center of the Lock Screen. If your iPhone is unlocked, swipe down from the top of the Home screen.

    How to Respond with 3D Touch

    This works for iPhones 6s and later, not including the iPhone XR (see next section).
    * Look at the Lock screen and find the notification you want to reply to.
    * Hard-press the notification to activate 3D Touch.
    * It will vary with each notification, but a box will pop up showing options of how to respond.
    * For example, here's a missed FaceTime Video call. The 3D Touch options to respond are Send Message or Call Back.

    If you don't want to respond to a notification, you can dismiss it. Just swipe left on the notififcation and tap Clear.

    How to Respond without 3D Touch on the iPhone XR

    The iPhone XR doesn't have 3D Touch. This iPhone uses Haptic touch, meaning you long press (press and hold) without pressing down hard like for 3D Touch until you get a slight vibration as feedback. Just keep your finger on the screen until the notification lights up or a menu pops up.
    * Select a notification from your Lock Screen.
    * Touch the notification and hold (long press). The notification may light up. Release the notification. A menu may pop up with various ways you can respond.

    * If a menu doesn't appear, swipe left on the notification to show options to respond. The menu and options will vary depending on the notification, and may be as simple as Manage, View, or Clear. Also if you want to ignore a notification, just swipe left and tap Clear.

    If you want to open the notification within its app, swipe right and tap Open.

    Now you know how to respond to notifications on devices with and without 3D Touch. Each notification options vary, so try them as they appear on your Lock Screen.
    Annie_M, taz323 and scruffypig like this.
    02-14-2019 08:20 AM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    Excellent job!!!!!
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    02-14-2019 08:36 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Excellent job!!!!!
    Thank you, Annie!
    03-06-2019 10:09 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Looks like this will remain a [DRAFT].
    03-14-2019 10:41 AM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    Looks like this will remain a [DRAFT].
    It shouldn't remain a draft! It's really good! I just posted a reminder to check it out on the Ambassador's chat!
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    03-14-2019 03:09 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well done, sir, and thank you for putting this guide together for us.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-14-2019 at 07:51 PM.
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    03-14-2019 06:11 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Nice job Keith
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    03-14-2019 09:34 PM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Nicely done Ledsteplin. Great job.
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    03-15-2019 08:32 AM
  9. scruffypig's Avatar
    This is a great explanation. Thanks for sharing.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    03-17-2019 06:18 PM
  10. Rebekkah121's Avatar
    I’m new to the iPhone, so I only knew how to close the notification. Lol! Thanks for this!
    10-28-2019 09:26 AM
  11. Wotchered's Avatar
    Never needed it.
    03-18-2020 01:28 PM

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