“I’ve been using the iOS 10 public beta for a week now, and I think I can sum it up in three words — it’s a mess,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet.

“I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague Zack Whittaker when he says that a lock screen shouldn’t be a hub of information. I don’t understand why Apple would go to the trouble of building a secure platform, and then develop a super-convenient method of unlocking the device that only required the tap of a finger, only to then, by design, make so much information accessible without needing to authenticate,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “I suppose the answer is convenience. It’s almost as if Apple realizes how complex iOS has become, with information buried in every nook and cranny, and it now wants to make that information plainly visible. Problem is, putting it on the lock screen makes it plainly visible to all.”

“Ever since Touch ID was introduced, you just tap the Home button, and then you’re into your device, but with iOS 10, you can unlock the device and still be on the lock screen. You have to tap the Home button again to get to your apps. I get why Apple did this — because people would just blow past anything on the lock screen, like notifications and such, but in iOS 10, Apple wants to make more use of the lock screen,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “You can still blow past the lock screen — just tap and hold the Home button — but I feel like I’m forced to change how I work because Apple wants to show me the new lock screen’s cool features.”

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