EDIT: Long story short: RESTART YOUR DEVICE. (It took me TWO RESTARTS). There is a bug causing some users a problem with unlocking the device. Because of the new animation and on-screen instructions, it looks purposeful. is there any way to go back to the old unlock method? In iOS 10 you have to click the home button to wake the screen (if you don't raise the phone) and then click again to unlock the screen. One of the great things of the old system was that you can just click while raising the phone in one single motion (and one click) and the phone would be u locked by the time it was raised.