I really miss slide to unlock

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Silver78, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Silver78 macrumors 6502

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    every time I open my ios devices I get reminded of the annoyance of the missing slide to unlock.

    3 ios devices with 3 different home buttons. I really hate the press to open. also it keeps tipping over my ipads with apple covers when pressing.
    Also when things go fast I still end up in panic... just pressing the button again and again.
    dont understand why users were not given a choice between how to open. In stead I end up in fast message and widget menues... that I rarely use anyway... especially on ipad
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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  3. white4s macrumors 65832

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  4. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    You can still use this workaround but only for devices with a TouchID feature so iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini3 and up and iPhone 5s and up. I know it's not the same thing but it comes close but is limited to amount of devices that can do this.

    I really like and use the widgets a lot though as well.
     
  5. downtherabbithole macrumors member

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    How would you scan your fingerprint? Pressing the scanner to unlock is the shortest way possible to get into the device no?
     
  6. LordQ Suspended

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    I think it is a stupid UX choice for devices without Raise to Wake or Touch ID 2, but on the 6s with "Rest Finger to Open" and "Raise to Wake" I don't even have to press a button anymore :)
     
  7. Silver78 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    also my finger prints often get scared... have filled every fingerprint slot some fingers even 2 times... it does not work on me.
     
  8. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

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    It bothered me a lot when it was first changed. I still wish they'd at least let it be a toggle in the settings even if it was off by default. But I've adjusted and have even gotten used to the swipe to reveal my widgets. Not a big deal to me anymore.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I have to say that I pretty much forgot about it with the use of TouchID.
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I don't really miss it because I use Touch ID long enough (2 years). Slide to unlock sometimes acts worse one-handed when you really want to unlock the device if the device is without Touch ID.
     
  11. dekomori macrumors newbie

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    My friend who's still in 9.3.5 started using slide to unlock , he doesnt want to give it up. I'm still skeptic on this tho, i really just miss the old layout on music app,

    I realized apple devices are more "work-oriented". But at least letting us choose which os to use (even ending support after 5-6 years is good for me, just give us the damn choice to do so) and not shoving those choice like a nazi party. Been an apple user since 3g era, really loved how apple's environment. I had iphone 4 still in ios 4 and apple not shoving to your throat updates is the best era.
     
  12. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to use touch ID, without first pressing down on the home button?
     
  13. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

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    You could go to Accessibility under General in Settings. Under Home Button, you can enable "Rest Finger to Open." It will emulate pre-iOS 10 TouchID where you don't need the extra click, aside from turning on the actual device. (Really hope the iPad gains Raise to Wake either with the next gen or iOS 11)
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    God forbid other people contribute their opinions when you post yours on a public forum. :p

    As has been mentioned, there are some workarounds
     
  15. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Make sure the sensor and your finger are clean

    And putting the same finger in there twice might hurt your chances of it working, since every time you unlock your phone it trains the sensor, and if it's having to train two of the same fingers, the less it knows that one finger
     
  16. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    Chances are it has a lot to do with the lawsuits involved with Slide to Unlock. Solution? Get rid of it instead of continuing the legal battles they were in.
     
  17. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    That makes no sense. It was Apple's patent that Samsung violated. By that reasoning, Apple would continue the use of this feature.
     
  18. white4s macrumors 65832

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    Yea I'm pretty sure Apple was first to introduce it & as always shamesung copied as they copy everything else.
     
  19. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    I've tried this, but it doesn't work.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You need the screen to be on first basically.
     
  21. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502a

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    Just use the "Raise to wake" feature. This will automatically turn on the screen when you lift up the iPhone.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    That might be an option, depending on the device.
     
  23. icemanbrfc macrumors regular

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    I assume it's a feature on the 7? I have a 6 plus
     
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's for 6s models and later, if I recall correctly.
     

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