Broken Home Button

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Mac7, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

    Mac7

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    If I have a broken home button and I update to iOS 10, am I screwed? Or is there any other way to unlock without pressing the home button?
     
  2. Feenician Suspended

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    Depends on your device and configuration. On any device you could swipe to camera, tap the photo thumbnail, hit "all photos " and you'll be prompted for touchID or passcode if you have a passcode, or taken straight to all photos if not. At that point you're unlocked in photos.app but you wouldn't be able to get to the homescreen unless you're on an ipad with gestures enabled. At least there's no way I can think of or see. Someone else might have an idea.
     
  3. Natya Sadella macrumors regular

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  4. Feenician Suspended

    Feenician

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    Though the way you phrase the question sounds like you have a broken home button before upgrade. In that case, enable assistive touch before you upgrade.
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    No way to get to it if you upgrade before you break the button.
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    It just occurs that force touch devices I guess can multitask with a force touch gesture? I have an SE and an iPP so I can't test
     
  5. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    Turn on Assistive Touch before you update. Just one question though, how were you able to use your phone without the Home Button already in iOS 9 since you can't close an app or multitask?
     
  6. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    Touch ID will still unlock your device, just swipe to the widgets and tap on any of them and it will jump to that app. If you have a 6s, you can then do a hard swipe from the left edge to open multitasking, or you can swipe down and use Search to get to other apps.
     

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