How to Disable Press Home to Unlock in iOS 10

Summary

This guide will tell you how to disable Press home to unlock in iOS 10 on your iPhone/iPad, including the methods for iDevice with or without Touch ID function.

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Oct. 13, 2016

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After you have updated your iPhone or iPad to the new iOS 10, then you may have noticed that the slide to unlock is disappear, and you see Press home to unlock. To unlock your device, you need to press Home button twice. First press Home button to unlock your device, and then press Home button again to take you to your home screen.

For anyone who does not like pressing Home button like you may like to know whether there is a way to disable Press home to unlock in iOS 10. There is no way to get slide to unlock back on iOS 10 devices, but you can set it to use Touch ID only to unlock your device. As for device without Touch ID, we also list some methods to trigger the passcode entry prompt. Now let's start to see how to remove press home to unlock on iPhone/iPad in iOS 10.

Also Read: The Most Common iOS 10 Problems and Solutions >

Part 1. How to Disable Press Home to Unlock in iOS 10

Step 1. Go to Settings app > Choose General.

Step 2. Tap on Accessibility > Tap on Home Button.

Step 3. Turn on Rest Finger to Open.

In this way, you do not have to press the Home button to unlock your device. Just make sure the Lock screen is wake and use Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad.

If you want to trigger the passcode entry prompt, then you can place an unidentified finger on the Home button or press Home button with a fingernail.

Part 2. How to Disable Press Home to Unlock on Non-Touch ID iDevices

There is no Rest Finger to Open option on non-Touch ID devices. It seems that you cannot turn off Press home to open, and have no choice but to press the Home button to enter your passcode. But it does not mean you cannot disable Press home to unlock on your device, there are some methods to trigger the passcode entry prompt.

Solution 1: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Tap AssistiveTouch > Turn it on. You can touch it to trigger the passcode entry prompt.

Solution 2: Swipe right on lock screen to access the widgets. Tap on Whether or other stuffs to trigger the prompt.

Solution 3: Swipe left to access Camera. Choose to view All Photos to make it.

The Bottom Line

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