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iOS 10 gallery: The big changes in the new version of Apple's mobile OS

​What's on your lock screen?

Up until today the lock screen on your iPhone was a secure layer between your device and the world. It retains that function in iOS 10 but also gets a little softer on what's allowed to show up without using your PIN or fingerprint.

You can now see the widgets view by swiping right, open the camera by swiping left, and review all your notifications by swiping down. All those views are customizable too, which gives the lock screen a whole new level of functionality.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

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