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Is your iPhone lock screen sharing too much?Siri's lock screen feature can help someone reunite you with your lost phone...or share too much information. Here's how to change it.
Your iPhone has a little know feature that could help someone find you if they ever picked up your lost phone. All the have to do is ask Siri a question, who does this phone belong to? I believe this iPhone belongs to Sharon Profis. This can be super useful for helping you reunite with your phone. But it could also expose a little too much information. [MUSIC] Can I show you a little trick? Sure. Who does this phone belong to? Yeah, yeah, that totally works. Who does this phone belong to? Oh, that's incredible. Who does this phone belong to? All of your information- Yeah. Shows up right there in the lock screen. Yeah. Hot damn. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] [MUSIC] It might seem seem like the most obvious solution is to head into your contacts, find your name, and delete all of the information you don't want show up through Siri in the lock screen. So you can delete your home address, your email address,. But know that as you're deleting these items, it might also diminish some of Siri's functionality. So if you delete your mom from your contact info, you won't be able say something like Siri, text my mom. But what might make the most sense is to disable access to Siri from the lock screen. To do that just head to your settings then go down to Touch ID & Passcode. Enter your passcode. And then scroll down until you see allow access when locked. And then scroll down until you see Siri and disable it. Now that all your info is hidden from the lock screen you're going to have to rely on something like find my iPhone to get ahold of your lost phone. For more just like this, head on over to www.cnet.com/how-to. For cnet, I'm Sharon Profis.