How can I disable "slide to unlock" ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kathyricks, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    6S Plus IOS 9.1: My friend's Android phone doesn't require the time consuming step of "sliding to unlock" in order to answer phone calls, read text messages and emails. Nor did my old Nokia phones. But my "state of the art" iPhone 6S Plus does. This infuriates me. Even more infuriating is that Applecare tech support reps cannot offer a solution. So is my only choice to return my $850 iPhone to Apple and get an Android phone like my friend has? Note: I am not a geek so I will not be able to comprehend a geek reply like: "learn how to jailbreak your phone". I need hand holding information on how to disable "slide to unlock" or someone to simply tell me: "get an Android"
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Slide to unlock is an integral part of iOS. There is no disabling it - stock.

    There are however, jailbreak tweaks that can remove it. But 9.1 does not have a jailbreak yet.
     
  3. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Use your fingerprint/TouchID? The phone is unlocked by the time the screen is on, basically.

    Why would you want to remove it? I had SO many pocket dials and pocket texts with my Samsung phone (in 11 months of ownership), and 0 in multiple years of using an iPhone.

    In any case, that functionality was baked into the phone and OS from the start. If it "infuriates" you so much, I guess you should have returned it in the initial return window...

    C
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    I'll give you a non-geek reply. Well, more of a question; how the heck is sliding to unlock "time consuming"? It boggles my mind that something that fast would be considered time consuming by anyone.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I don't think I've ever had a Nokia phone so I can't comment on that.

    If you've got anything at all on that iPhone that you don't want anyone to see (which seems impossible if you have phone numbers for private individuals on there...unless they have all given you permission to expose them if you lose the iPhone) then you should enable a passcode at the very least.

    If you don't have anything like that on your iPhone then you probably don't need a smartphone and an Android would also be overkill.
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    If time saving is your goal, get an Apple watch. Makes a lot of things easier/faster.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'll give you a jailbreak user reply. :D

    Callbar tweak. Call from the lockscreen or in app, no sliding to unlock necessary, no leaving an app necessary.

    Make a call stock. Turn on screen, slide to unlock (or use touch id), OR leave app you are in, open Phone app, find contact or dialer and press to call.

    Not as easy as Callbar. In addition, doing this stock only returns you to the phone app. You have to exit the phone app and lock the screen again if you wish to lock the phone. Ending a call with Callbar returns you to the lockscreen (because you never left it) OR the app you were in when you made the call.
     
  8. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, get an android.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How do other phones handle calls and the like to avoid accidental acceptance or rejection of a call when the screen is locked? Simply having a touch button to do it would easily cause accidental use of that button when taking the phone out from pocket or purse, for example.
     
  10. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    On Android, there's an option to not have a lock screen. Meaning when you press the power button, it goes straight to the home screen.
    On iOS, the lock screen is a requirement and cannot be disabled. The closest thing would be using TouchID on the 6S, which is so fast that it mimics the behavior described above when one wakes the iPhone using the home button with a TouchID finger
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So what about when a call comes in as mentioned in the OP?
     
  12. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Here is your hand holding reply:

    1. Don't use, and disable (Meaning turn off) your screen Passcode ID. Almost instant opening, just swipe. How long do you swipe anyway. Its a split second.

    2. Use FingerPrint ID. It's instant, and you all you have to do is put your darn finger on the home key. You have to anyway.

    3. Go back to a flip phone since you want more than instant gratification.

    PS: If this doesn't sink in. Again... Place finger on Home button, and instant opining using Touch ID. Do you know how to set it up.....Yet !
     
  13. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    I agree with the OP. My Galaxy is set with no lock screen, too, and I get annoyed using my wife's iPhone 5, having to swipe. That said, I should probably get an iPhone so I'm forced to be more secure. These folks are right in that the 6s Touch ID is so fast, it's like waking my Android. And I'd even get OS updates, to boot. ;)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So how are calls treated when they come in, as referred to in the OP?
     
  15. HEK macrumors 68030

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  16. kathyricks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Compared to pressing a button to answer a call it takes more time and concentration to slide. Especially since the "slide" function doesn't always work on the first attempt...especially for a girl with long fingernails. Very disappointing that Apple doesn't provide a disabling feature like Android does.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Does Android really provide a simple button to press when a call comes in while the phone is in the pocket or a purse? How does that deal with the common reality of someone inadvertently activating something or hanging up on a call as they reach for and take out the phone?
     
  18. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Remove the autolock timer and set it at NEVER. Keep phone always on.
    Your battery life will be crap but you wont "waste time" sliding.

    Better solution - get an Android.
     
  19. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    Hey relax deep breath I have same phone.

    Just setup finger print Touch ID it uses the home button. Pick one finger on each hand ( well I picked my thumbs ). New iPhone typically takes 1/2 sec or less to read fingerprint and it's unlocked.

    Woo hoo!

    Another deep breath take iPhone to Apple Store if it seems hard to set up!
     
  20. aKansasKid macrumors regular

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    To be honest, I don't get more than one call every week or so on my Galaxy, so I had to check. I called my Galaxy with it using three different lock screen settings: none, swipe, and pattern. When a call arrived while the phone was asleep, the display lit with a swipe-to-answer-or-dismiss prompt. Didn't even need to enter a pattern, if set. My wife's iPhone 5 with iOS 9.1 doesn't have a lock screen passcode. Just swipe to open. When a call comes in on it, I see the same swipe-to-answer-or-dismiss prompt. So calls appear to be treated the same. But if my Galaxy times out during use, I only have to hit the home button to resume where I left it. One as to press the home button and then swipe on an older iPhone (or use Touch ID if available).

    Still, the OP referred to a 6s+, whose Touch ID is blazingly fast. I'm not sure why swiping seems to be a problem for her on that phone.
     
  21. HEK, Nov 23, 2015
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    This was one the signature things Steve Jobs spoke of on that first iPhone presentation , 2007 wasn't it. The swipe to unlock feature so touches and pokes in pocket or purse could not turn phone on accidentally. He specifically mentions it.

    The OP specifically asked for not receiving the, "use Samsung" or "jailbreak" answers. But I see so many can't read. So looks like the two best answers are:

    1. Use Apple Fingerprint ID. Since there have been numerous complaints on here how the fingerprint ID is so fast on the 6s Plus that it is now TOO fast for some. This seems to be the one button solution the OP is looking for. I can verify that the fingerprint ID is so fast you can't not turn on the phone from sleep with just one touch. Plus if she hasn't been using security, she gat that added feature thrown in.

    2. The other option that would work is turn never sleep on, leaving screen always on and thereby only needing to touch the answer button when she gets a call. Lousy battery life, and potential for answering while in purse or pocket and zero security, but it gets her the most important thing, one touch answer.

    Since the OP didn't exclude this answer, going to a flip phone would also work for her. As simply flipping it open would answer the caller. Plus she could be the envy of her friends as being only one with the special flip phone. Who knows, might even bring the popularity of those phone back.

    So, OP have you tried these yet? Does any of these solutions solve your "infuriating" problem on your $850 premium state of the art phone? We are waiting to hear if life is again worth living, or did you find another solution like cutting your nails to get better swiping accuracy.

    Don't think this will work. Time consuming raising arm. Plus with long nails it's ever so hard to put phone on with that pesky strap to fasten.

    Did you not see she doesn't want jailbreak. Stop pushing jailbreaks.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So swiping is still there in places where it makes sense, like incoming calls, unlike the implication that was being made in the OP.
     
  23. nordique macrumors 6502a

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    If you have an iPhone 6s or 6s plus, Touch ID is insanely fast. Instant unlocking.
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You will KNOW when I am pushing jailbreaking on people - instead of just being an advocate for it - or just giving out general information (like in my response). There will be no mistaking it.
     

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