Enable And Manage New iOS 7 Beta’s ‘Today’ View On Your Lock Screen [iOS Tips]

Notifications Today View

iOS 7 beta has a great new feature in the Notification Center system called Today. This is an attempt, perhaps, to counter Google Now with more useful current information available to you right on your iPhone or iPad’s lock screen.

You can enable the Summary, Traffic Conditions, Day View, Reminders, Stocks, and Tomorrow’s Summary right in the Notification Center, and make it available right on your lock screen, without having to type in your security passcode.

Here’s how to enable, and then manage, this new feature in iOS 7 beta.

First, launch your Settings app with a tap, and then tap into the Notification Center section. Once there, toggle ON the Notifications View and Today View in the upper Access On Lock Screen Section. Green is ON, white is OFF. If you just want the Today view on the lock screen, leave it ON, but toggle Notifications View OFF. That’s how I have mine set, as I really don’t need all my notifications when the screen is locked, but I do want current info at the ready.

Then, under the Today View section, toggle the info you want to see in the Today view altogether, whether or not you have it set to show in the lock screen. That way, when you swipe from the top of your iPhone or iPad downward, you’ll be able to see just the info you want to see in the Notification Center. I have them all set to ON, with the exception of the Stocks information, because I’m too poor to even bother with those.

Now you have a bit more control over what you see and when you see your Today view notifications. Aren’t you glad you came by?

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