New unlock method

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  1. NovemberWhiskey, Jul 7, 2016
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    NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    Yay more threads on the topic.

    You can still press once to wake the screen and keep your finger on the Touch ID and go directly to the Home screen. That hasn't changed.
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Don't see any threads and that doesn't work. It distinctly requires a second press of the home button.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I find it very annoying on my iPad with Smart Cover. Before, I flipped open the cover and swiped anywhere on the screen to go to the home screen. I didn't have to touch the home button at all. Now I have to first set a pass code, then use Touch ID to unlock. The home button is such a small target compared to being able to just swipe anywhere on screen. If I'm missing a way to unlock the iPad more quickly, I'd love to learn.
     
  5. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    It doesn't

    Turn off the passcode
     
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I edited my post. If no passcode, I have to press the home button. With passcode, I can at least just place my finger on the home button without having to press. Still, swiping anywhere on the screen is just faster than trying to get my finger on the home button.
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    "Trying to get my finger on the button". It's shocking how many denizens of the forums who suddenly find it difficult* to generate a couple of grams of force over a millimetre distance using a button that's quite literally always been one of the primary ui interactions on iOS. It's almost like people just like to complain.

    *My personal favourite was the guy playing bagpipes in his avatar who found the home button on his iPad "difficult to reach"
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sure, it's a first world problem. But I want my devices to get easier to use, not harder. It may be a small thing, but I don't think anyone can argue that the new way is as fast as the old way. Maybe on the iPhone it makes sense to slow it down, but it's totally nonsensical on the iPad.
     
  9. rywat macrumors member

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    I haven't found a solution for this yet, so I figured I'd chime in here. Before iOS 10 I would very often unlock my phone using the sleep/wake button on the side, then rest my finger on the home button to activate touch ID and access the home screen, which means I would never have to press the home button to access the home screen.

    Is there any way to do this now, or will I be required to press the home button at least once each time I unlock my phone now?
     
  10. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    If you have no pass code and no touchid enabled I don't know how you argue that pressing home is slower than swiping. If you have touchid enabled it takes exactly the same time as before.
     
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    Who knew the Home button would be rocket science.
     
  12. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Yes, for now at least you'll have to press the home button instead of the side button. One action, instead of two.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 7, 2016 ---
    It's getting really silly at this point isn't it :rolleyes:
     
  13. rywat macrumors member

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    Dang. I was hoping with the new "pick up the phone to turn on feature" I would be able to pick up my phone, let the screen turn on (which I would have previously done with the sleep/wake button), then rest my thumb on the home button to activate Touch ID and go directly to the home screen without pressing any buttons.
     
  14. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Not how it works right now. Still one button press required.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something, but you do have to press the home button twice (touch ID enabled). Once to wake up the screen and to give it time to analyze your fingerprint, then a second time to actually get to the home screen.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You have to keep in mind that I have the Smart Cover. With iOS 9, you flip open the Smart Cover and swipe the screen -- no need to touch the home button at all. I found this much faster than groping for the home button, so I never turned on Touch ID, because that would have slowed me down.

    If I had no Smart Cover, then yeah, I'd probably tap the home button to wake the iPad, so my finger will already be at the home button anyway. But when I flip open the Smart Cover, my fingers start on the longer side of the iPad. I then have to deliberately move my hand over to the shorter side of the iPad to get to the Home button. Yes, it's one or two seconds extra. But the need for this new method of unlock came about because Apple speeded up the Touch ID to save -- oh yes, a second!
     
  17. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    The need came from adding functionality to the lock screen.
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    No. Just press it and leave your finger there til touchid works. Even with the slower touchid 1 that's barely more time than the button press itself, sometimes less. With touchid 2 it's literally just pressing the button and no more.
     
  18. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There seems to be some misinformation here. The pre-10 version was definitely faster coming from a black screen. The post-10 version is just as fast IF the screen was woken up by raising the phone or otherwise. But MUCH slower and a bifurcated process if it is asleep.

    A) Pre-10: Black screen; press home button --> screen wake and unlock virtually simultaneously

    B) Post-10:

    1. Black screen; press home button; screen wakes; phone shows unlocked with small icon at top; MUST press home button again to unlock

    2. Black screen; raise to wake screen; Press home button --> unlock
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    It does. Which is the whole point of the icon at the top showing the phone was unlocked. I think you are only considering the process if you are pressing the home button once the screen has already been woken up, say, from raising it up.
     
  19. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    This isn't true for me and others. Black screen -> press button, screen wakes, unlocks and goes to home. Exactly the same in iOS 10 b1 and b2 as it was before
     
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    Your #1 for post 10 is wrong.

    Black screen; press home button screen wakes; leave finger on the Touch ID; phone will unlock and go to the home screen.

    You either need to reboot or fix your fingers.
     
  21. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Works for me, too - press to wake the screen, leave home button pressed holding some pressure, and unlocks to the home screen. But, mine is a 5s, so maybe the slower response makes the small change less noticeable (?)
    No second press needed - maybe just a change in technique.
    Hard to retrain muscle memory for some, I'm guessing.
     
  22. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    I'm not failing to consider anything. You said it now takes longer to unlock. It doesn't. You can press once and unlock all in one move. You now optionally may not unlock immediately and wake the device with raise to wake, the power button or home button, interact with it then unlock if you haven't already and, if you wish, go to the home screen. The fact remains that simple unlocking and going to home is the same as before. If you even cared to read the thread you'd find multiple confirmations of this.
     
  23. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Reboot fixed it. Thanks. Weird, because I had already rebooted before and it was still behaving like that before this second reboot.
     
  24. Feenician macrumors 68040

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  25. NovemberWhiskey thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm sorry something so small would make you this frustrated.
     

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