Lock Screen Question

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by UKFan643, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. UKFan643 macrumors regular

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    So everything I'm reading says you should have to press the home button once to wake the phone and then press it again to unlock. That's how it worked on my 6.

    Now that I have my 7, if I press the home button once, my phone unlocks. This happens when my phone is on the table, or even if I pick it up, wait for the screen to shut off again, and then press the button.

    This isn't how it's supposed to work, right? Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. cola79 macrumors regular

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    In settings under home button you can turn this off.
     
  3. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want to turn it off. I like the feature. I just don't understand why one press is all it takes to unlock the phone when it should take 2.
     
  4. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Because it's really a touch and a press, in one motion.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Turn the button setting off, try it out.
    Turn it back on, then notice the difference.
    I suspect that your touch is simply making your 7 operate just fine. The setting change is for those who prefer a different action. And, your particular touch is perhaps not noticeably affected either way. And, that's a Good Thing™
     
  6. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Not really. A "touch and press in one motion" launches Siri, it's part of what makes the new Home button functionality so frustrating.

    And even when one goes to settings and turns off "access Siri from the lock screen" you still can't touch and press in one motion to unlock the phone, you don't know if you're successful until you remove your finger.

    The viable options are:

    Tap the Home button, then hold the Home button (default workflow)

    -or-

    Tap the Home button, then rest your finger on the Home button (setting for 'finger rest' enabled)

    They both do the same thing, both have two-steps, it's a matter of whether you want that second hit to the Home button to be a hard 'press' or a soft 'rest'.

    BJ
     
  7. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is how it's supposed to work, but mine isn't working that way. It's working the way it did in iOS 9. If I press the home button to wake the phone and view notifications, it slides right into my home screen. No chance to see notifications.
     
  8. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    You should not be "pressing" anything. You should be 'tapping' the Home button if all you want to do is wake it up and read notifications on the lock screen.

    BJ
     
  9. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm...that's not working either. I can tap the button all day and nothing happens. Not unless I click it.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Is there any difference for you when you change the home button setting?
     
  11. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I've messed with all the settings I could think of and nothing has changed.
     
  12. joesegh macrumors 6502

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    If you press the home button to turn on your screen and Touch ID recognizes your fingerprint, the phone will unlock. That's the default behavior.

    You should be training yourself to use raise to wake without pressing the home button. You'll see that your phone will unlock but not leave the lock screen, allowing you to read and interact with notifications. You can then press the home button to go to the home screen/last app.
     
  13. Swampbaby985, Sep 18, 2016
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    Not sure if anyone else has this issue but even before iOS 10 when I was still on iOS 9 sometimes my Touch ID would fail to recognize my thumbprint. Promoting me to try again try only for it to fail and make me use my pass code. Very annoying to do when driving. I've reset the phone, "re trained" Touch ID to read my fingerprint TWICE and even took my phone out the case. Still Touch ID is a hit and miss. Am I the only one with this?

    EDIT: I've even done the Settings/General/Accessibility/Home Button/Rest Finger to Open and the Touch ID is still a hit and miss as far as working.
     
  14. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    hmm…
    There's only one setting that controls this.
    Settings/General/Accessibility/Home Button/Rest Finger to Open
    If you turn that off, then you have to actually press the home button to open the phone.
    Setting "On", then you simply rest (tap without click) your finger to open the phone, no pressing involved.

    If you do not feel any change with that setting on or off, then there's something wrong with your phone.

    I suspect that touchID not working when in your car, may mean that you hold the phone quite differently in the car, and - that you need to retrain the touchID using that phone position - sitting in your car (not while driving, please :D ) Watch the next time you have a failed touch ID, and note your hand position. Retrain at that same angle handhold.
     
  15. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I believe I may have misled you. Definitions:

    "Press" = push and hold

    "Tap" = quick push and release

    "Rest" = no push, just resting your finger on the home button

    BJ
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Tap often references an action that doesn't push but just touches, like double-tap on the home button to use reachability.
     
  17. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That WAS the default behavior. If you watch the WWDC keynote, as well as read some of apple's comments on the change, they recognized that the new Touch ID was so fast it meant people couldn't see their notifications if they pressed the home button because it would automatically go to the home screen. So they were adding a second press. Press once to wake the phone. Press again to unlock it and go to home screen. This worked great on my 6. Not on my 7. It goes straight to the home screen on my first press. And, again, that's not how it's supposed to work anymore.

    Ok. I think I might get it now. If I "tap" it, it wakes the phone but doesn't go to the home screen. But it's real finicky for me. Half the time I guess I press too long. Might just take awhile to get used to how quick I have to be.
     

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