Is there a way to turn off the "home button" unlock gesture?

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  1. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

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    I'd like to swipe to unlock my phone before putting in a password. Is there a way to bring that gesture back and remove the home button unlock gesture?
     
  2. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    Hmm, have a look in settings \ security. Not sure if it is possible. But, I guess the bigger question would be, "Why?"
     
  3. white4s macrumors 65816

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    nope it's gone unless it comes back as a jailbreak tweak. by far my biggest complaint as I never used passcode but now I have to just so I don't have to press home twice. ridiculous move by them
     
  4. DaveOP macrumors 65816

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    If this is the case, then mission accomplished. Nobody ANYWHERE should leave their phone passcode free.
     
  5. geekguy123 macrumors member

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    I can see how older phones would be affected.

    I've had my 7+ for almost a week and had to learn a few new things, coming from a 6+. Biggest one is raise-to-wake; pickup the phone, the screen comes on, and single press of the home button unlocks the phone. A big part of that is the much faster Touch ID sensor.
     
  6. white4s macrumors 65816

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    my phone security is not your concern bro
     
  7. trikotret macrumors member

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    There's a way you can just touch home button to unlock instead of pressing. Go to generals, accessibility, home button and select rest finger to open.
     
  8. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Sure. But this does not mean we could not try to persuade anyone not using passcode to protect their device to use a passcode.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Only helps if TouchID is being used.
     
  10. SnowLeopard OSX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is so mind-bogglingly stupid of Apple to do. Swipe to unlock is almost patently Apple. For them to remove this and not give the option of users returning to it just shows that this company is really losing their marbles - especially ignoring users who have older iPhones.

    I'm very unimpressed with iOS 10. The new interface and design language in things like the control center and notification center is God awful. The messages app is unnecessarily crowded, cluttered and complicated. Seriously, this is really surprising how far and fast this company is sliding without the leadership of Steve Jobs.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Pressing the home button is different than sliding but it's hardly more complex (and really can be seen as the opposite of that) or somehow crazy or anything like that.
     
  12. JasonHB macrumors regular

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    Surely pressing the home button twice is easier than pressing the home button, moving your finger off the home button, onto the screen and then swiping?

    I think it's just what you are used to and your muscle memory. I appreciate that if. You are using an older phone, there is a change in the way that this works, but for those of us on the newer phones it is a big step forward and makes operation much better.

    You could argue that Apple could have given you the option to retain the old swipe but I think given how complex the settings are already getting within iOS this was probably a design decision.

    As I say, I personally think it is much easier to press home twice if you have an old phone

    Jason
     
  13. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    ^^this. My fingers are jacked up from years of working construction. I can't use TouchID. And i hate punching in a six digit code hundreds of times a day. I don't think I have any real sensitive information on my phone so I have no need for a passcode.
     

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