Answer Messages and Calls from the iPhone 6 Lock Screen

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Steps

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    To start with, let's give the "Home" button a single press.
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    Swipe and enter your pass-code, or use the finger or thumbprint on the "Home" button to activate Touch ID and unlock the phone.
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    Press the "Settings" button to enable the ability to respond to calls and messages from the lock screen.
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    To demonstrate, press the lock button on the right-hand side of the phone at the top to lock the screen.
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    Send yourself a message with a second phone. When the message pops up, you will notice that you can't slide to reply to the message. The only thing you can do is press the "X" to close the message.
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    Call the iPhone from another phone. You can choose "slide to answer", or choose "remind me" to be reminded at a later date, but you cannot respond with a message. If you hang up the phone, you cannot slide to call back; you can only press the "X" to remove the call from the lock screen.
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    Access the home screen again, and select "Settings" to manage messages and calls from the lock screen.
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    Scroll down and tap the second-to-last icon in the third section, "Touch ID & Passcode".
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    Enter your pass-code.
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    Scroll down and tap "Reply with Message", which is the second-to-last option near the bottom.
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    Tap "Settings" and press the "Home" button to go back to the Home screen. Press the lock screen button once to lock the phone.
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    Send a message to the iPhone with another phone. When the message appears on the lock screen, slide it and tap the "Reply" button to reply to the message.
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    Call the iPhone with another phone. When the call appears on the lock screen, it gives the option to respond with a message. You can choose an existing message or type a custom message. Now you can answer phone calls and messages from the iPhone 6, even when the screen is locked.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to access and send messages from a locked iPhone 6. Thanks for choosing VisiHow. Hopefully you'll have a great day, and I hope that this tutorial was helpful, especially for those of you who are business power-users who don't want to constantly unlock your phone just to answer calls and messages. Thanks, and have a great day.
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Video: Answer Messages and Calls from the iPhone 6 Lock Screen

Questions and Answers

For accepting an incoming WhatsApp call, passcode has to be entered?

A normal phone call can be received even when iPhone is locked, however, to accept a WhatsApp call, the phone has to be unlocked which is cumbersome...is this a bug in iPhone or some change in settings is required. I have tried: My settings are set to receive notifications. I think it was caused by: Its been like this ever since I bought the phone

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Can I hide WhatsApp calling from my home screen I am running iOS 10?

Can I hide WhatsApp calling from my home screen I am running iOS 10, very frustrating

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It reads: Press the "Settings" button to enable the ability to respond to calls and messages from the lock screen?

I don't see it in settings. How do I enable the ability to respond to calls?

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