Locked apps and apps you’ve never installed before are now hidden behind a big, bold text notification that shows up as soon as you swipe your finger over them.
The notification says something like, “Your iPhone, your Samsung Galaxy, and your lockscreen app have been compromised by a malicious third party.”
The Lock screen notifications have been a feature in iOS 8 since it first went live on July 1, and it’s one of the biggest updates to Apple’s flagship operating system since iOS 7 launched.
They allow you to temporarily lock apps, apps that you want to keep locked, or apps you want unlocked, while you browse the web or watch videos.
The Lock Screen feature has long been a thing of the past on Apple’s operating system, but the feature was once again made a little easier thanks to a new update to the iOS lock screen.iOS 8.3.4 fixes a bug that prevented the Lock Screen notification from appearing if you’ve been accessing your lockscreenslock.com and lock.com in Safari or Safari on the web.
This means that you can now access your lock screenslock.google.com, lock.googleapp.com , and lockapps.com without having to scroll through a bunch of text that shows your app’s URL.
While it’s technically a bug, this feature is a big deal for many users, as the Lock screen is one of your main methods for getting notifications on your lock screen when you open an app or when you launch a new app.
The Lock Screen is an important part of keeping tabs on your device and making sure it’s always up to date.
If you’re not familiar with how to get notifications on a lock screen, you can learn more about the lock screen on Apples support site here.
As a result, if you’re still using iOS 8, you’ll need to disable the LockScreen feature for now.
You can do so by going to Settings > General > Lock Screen, and then selecting “Do not allow Lock Screen notifications” from the drop-down menu.