This screen surprised me today: I took the phone out of my pocket and there it was—one of those iOS “land mines”.
Meaning that it appeared for no reason I could tell, meaning that my finger must have touched the screen just-so as I grabbed the phone. Casual users are likely to be as surprised as I was, active users probably take it as a given and wonder what the discussion is about!
But I figured out that it’s that little doohickey at bottom when the phone is in lock mode; swipe up and it appears (I don’t use a passcode, maybe it’s different in that case).
It turns out to be a handy screen and I’m glad it’s there, but what other useful goodies lie there in wait? Apple doesn’t seem to have an “intro” mode with the iPhone on the iPhone itself.