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Protecting the abode Widget from Un-Authorized Use

We developed the abode Widget to allow users to quickly arm and disarm their system without opening the abode app.   Since it's release, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding the security aspect of the Widget on IOS.  Since IOS by default exposes the Today screen when the phone is locked, people can access the Widget without entering the phone passcode or using Touch Authentication.

If this is a concern to you, you can remove the Today Screen from your Lock Screen.  This will force you to unlock your phone before for being able to access the widget.  

1. Go to iPhone Settings
2. Touch ID & Passcode
3. Enter your Passcode
4. Scroll down to >> Allow Access when Locked
5. Disable "Today View"

That's it, to access the abode Widget, you will now be forced to authenticate with your phone.

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