How to unlock iPhone by not pressing the Home Button in iOS 10

Apple has introduced changes to the unlock process for Touch ID users in their latest iOS 10. Many of the users prefer the old way of unlocking. Till now, to unlock the iPhone or iPad with Touch ID, all we need to do is to rest our finger on the Home Button. The change made in iOS 10 is that it requires us to press the Home Button first which can be quite frustrating at times.

Apple says that this feature is to give you a chance to have a look at your lock screen notifications as the Touch ID has become a bit faster. You can even disable this feature and is one of the new settings of the beta version of the iOS. So if you are one of the users who loves the older technique of unlocking your device faster without having the need to press the Home button, read ahead about the steps to restore the feature.

How to set Unlock iPhone by resting finger on home button

How to Unlock your iPhone by resting finger on Touch ID:

In order to restore the pre-iOS 10 way of unlocking an iPhone or an iPad via Touch ID, follow these simple steps.

  • Open Settings from your Home screen
  • Scroll down and tap on General
  • Now tap on Accessibility
  • Scroll down until you find the Home Button settings

At the bottom of the Home Button settings, we can notice a new toggle Rest Finger to Open. You need to Turn this on. And now, you’ll be able to unlock the device by just placing the finger on the Home Screen button (only for the iPhone devices which come with Touch ID).

If you ever change your mind and want to get the feature of unlocking the phone by pressing down on the Home button in your iPhone, you can change this by turning this setting Off which would then require you to follow the same steps as mentioned above, which will be the default for iOS 10.

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