Slide to unlock

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  1. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    Why was slide to unlock removed when it easily could have stayed? They could have moved the widgets to the right instead of swiping to the left, and kept the swipe up to get to the camera.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Because of Touch ID. The version on the 6s and 6s Plus is so fast at recognizing a fingerprint that you'd press the home button and blow past the lock screen, therefore missing any notifications that were there. This alleviates that issue.
     
  3. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    Why keep it? There's no point to it anymore.
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    This is being discussed here

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/whats-so-great-about-the-slide-to-activate-camera-rant.1978303/

    imo
     
  5. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought that they solved that problem with the raise to wake feature? I didn't really have an issue anyways with Touch ID being too fast on the 6s cause I either used the wrong finger or the power button.
     
  6. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    It's more that now you unlock your iPhone with Touch ID, so there's no point in slide to unlock, it's completely unnecessary, so Apple has re-purposed that gesture for something else.
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Many did and it was often complained about. Now each direction does something different (notifications, camera, control center and widgets), raise to wake lets you look at the screen on the latest handsets (home button for others) and home button begins the unlocking process by whatever mechanism you've elected
     
  8. Aditya_S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Even though I don't have a device without Touch ID, those that do have to press the home button twice and then type in their password.
     
  9. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    If you don't have touchid (which means you also have a device that raise to wake isn't on for sure) and you simply want to wake the screen to look at notifications then how else would you suggest? You have to press a button either way (power or home) and from there you'd previously have to take your finger off of home to slide. Now you just press home again. I don't see that this interaction presents a significant difference in complexity from before.
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    Before for non-touch id users: -

    1) press home or power for notifications
    2) slide to unlock
    3) enter pin if necessary

    Now: -

    1) Press home or power for notifications
    2) Press home to unlock
    3) enter pin if necessary

    What's the problem here? It changes the step you have to take your finger off home and enter your pin if you have one but otherwise it seems like it would be even faster than before
     
  10. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's because it's not used much anymore by devices that have Touch ID (which is the majority of devices supported by iOS 10). Apple made the decision to let go of an iconic feature to add other functionality with the gesture.
     
  11. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    Also, the only iPhone that applies to is the iPhone 5, which will be 4 years old when iOS 10 is released.
     
  12. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    The removal of Slide to Unlock on the iPhone 5 is stupid and annoying.

    I hope they add it back for this device, as well as for other non-Touch ID devices.
     
  13. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Why? What is is that you see as stupid?

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    Why would they do that? The new method is at least as, if note more, efficient than the previous one. No matter whether there's touchID, no touchID, raise to wake or no raise to wake.
     
  14. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    It's not stupid...It's a little strange because we have been conditioned to unlock our phones this way. I don't have Touch ID on my iPad Mini and I don't see the big deal. click the home button twice then enter my pin.
     
  15. Feenician, Jun 17, 2016
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    Feenician macrumors 68040

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    There seems to be confusion on how this works and I'm getting PM's from another user determined to argue that this interaction is somehow worse, even though it is provably not. Different, yes. Worse, no. Let's cover each scenario, touch-id, no touch-id and raise to wake (which implies Touch ID)

    Non-touch id users: -

    iOS9: -
    1) press home or power for lock screen
    2) slide to unlock
    3) enter pin if necessary

    iOS10: -
    1) Press home or power for lock screen
    2) Press home to unlock
    3) enter pin if necessary

    3 steps in each case. No extra interaction, just a button touch replaces a swipe. Arguably actually better but definitely not worse.

    Touch-id users who either don't have or chose not to use raise to wake to wake the screen: -

    iOS9: -
    1) press home (quickly, lest it unlock) or power for lock screen
    2) Place finger on Touch ID to unlock (no need to press button)

    iOS10: -
    1) Press home (quickly, lest it unlock) or power for lock screen
    2) Place finger on Touch ID to unlock (no need to press button)

    Two steps before. Two steps after. No button presses are required. Exactly the same workflow.


    Raise to wake: -

    iOS9: Does not exist on ios9

    iOS10: -
    1) Raise to wake
    2) Place finger on Touch ID and push button

    This method allows you to safely view the lock screen without the Touch ID kicking in too soon. It requires precisely the same number of button presses as the 2nd scenario but avoids accidental unlock.

    This is how it works and there is nothing to argue about. No-one is hurt by this but the terminally unadaptable.

    Correction/addendum: If you're just unlocking the above is how it works. If you're on the lock screen for more than a few seconds in that scenario 2 (Touch-id users who either don't have or chose not to use raise to wake to wake the screen) you do indeed have to press home too. Still the same number of steps.
     

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