Disable iPhone Lock Screen Notification Center

The iPhone is great at keeping us up to date on information we need to see during the day. This information flow even appears on the iPhone Lock Screen. Occasionally, the information can be a little overwhelming some people. In that case, you might wish to start by turning off the “Notification Center” on the iPhone Lock Screen. Here is how you do that.

Notifications Center

You turn off the Notifications Center in the Settings area of iOS. Once in Settings, navigate down to “Face ID & Passcode” (your iOS might say Touch ID & Passcode).

You will have to enter your iPhone passcode.

In the Passcode settings area you need to scroll down.

There is a lot of scrolling, stop when you see “Notification Center”.

All you have to do is toggle that slider to off.

This will eliminate some of your iPhone Lock Screen notices. However, you still may receive some notifications on the Lock Screen. The best way to deal with that is to navigate back out into the main level of Settings, go into the actual “Notifications” setting and disable Lock Screen notifications on the worst offending Apps like Email or Messages. I am sure there are only a few Apps that provides most of the annoyance.


Limiting or removing Lock Screen notifications is not a bad idea if you are experiencing information overload.