iOS 10: How do you unlock a phone with no passcode set?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by manu chao, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. manu chao macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    How does unlock work in iOS 10 on devices without a TouchID sensor? All information I can find always describes the different options that exist with a TouchID sensor.
  2. chabig, Sep 23, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2016

    chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Without a passcode, press the home button.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Press the home button.
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    There's no swiping to unlock anymore in iOS 10. And the question is also about how it works without a passcode. So basically neither of those things really apply.
  4. manu chao thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 30, 2003
    So, with all versions of iOS up to version 9, if you accidentally pressed the home button while the phone was in your pocket, it wouldn't unlock, it required an additional swipe to do so. But with iOS 10, if, eg, a key accidentally pressed the home button, the phone would unlock in your pocket?
  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    Why don't you add a code? What happens (knocking on wood) if your iPhone gets lost or stolen? Just add a code.
  6. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Yes. But the button would have to be accidentally pressed twice, which is quite unlikely.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    That sounds about right. It certainly makes the likelihood of that type of thing happening higher compared to a swipe.
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    Somewhat unlikely, but certainly not nearly as unlikely as swiping on the screen, which is extremely unlikely.
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Worth noting that a simple double click also unlocks for people with passcode when it's within the timeout period where you don't have to re-enter it
  9. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Yes, definitely, but it's not a big issue.
  10. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    Can confirm this on an iPhone 5. I assume it would be the same for the 5c. Not sure about the 5s and later if Touch ID or a passcode are not used.

    Pocket unlocking hasn't been an issue yet, but as a women my phone is usually in my purse or front pants pocket when I'm out and about. I never sit with it in my back pocket.

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