A new iOS concept has appeared on the interwebz by Jean-Marc Denis and it makes accessing important toggles super simple. Since many people like to toggle things on or off depending on whether they’re in use or not, it’s very strange that Apple hasn’t yet come with a native solution for allowing users to easily enable and disable features without having to navigate through preference panes in the Settings application.
The concept’s solution? – Add a toggle drawer to the lock screen:
As shown in the video above, the concept adds another grabber to the lock screen, this one right under the lock screen’s clock. Dragging down on it reveals four toggles – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, and Personal Hotspot. When the toggles are disabled, they appear grayed out. When the toggles are enabled, they appear to glow blue, similarly to IntelliScreenX's toggles.
When the user receives notifications that populate the lock screen, the toggle drawer will be hidden, but the grabber will appear at the bottom of the notification list. The user can again pull down on the grabber to show the toggle drawer, and the notifications will slide down with it.
The toggle drawer uses Apple’s glassy lock screen style, so it blends in well with its surroundings. The lock screen is also a very easy place to get to, so if you’re in a meeting or in class and you don’t want to be distracting, you can simply get to your lock screen to enable or disable features, such as Airplane Mode to silence all alerts, and then put your iPhone back in your pocket in no time at all.
Would you want a feature like this?
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