Tired of having to press the home button to unlock phone? Change it to "Rest Finger To Open" instead

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Hal~9000, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

    Hal~9000

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    Don't get me wrong I really like iOS 10's new feature of turning on the display when you pick up the phone so you can see your notifications, but it annoyed me how the phone display would already be on yet I couldn't just lay my finger on the home button to unlock it like I used to in iOS 9... in iOS 10 default settings you have to press down the button every time :oops:

    You can fix this though by simply going to Settings -> Accessibility -> Home Button -> "Rest Finger To Open".

    Cheers :)
     
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  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Works for those that use TouchID, otherwise doesn't really change anything.
     
  5. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    This is a good tip because apparently a lot of people don't realize you can change this setting.
     
  6. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Makes you wonder if the initial 'setup wizard' should call this out as an option.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Not likely, because it was changed to "press" because of complaints from 6s/6s+ users who could never see their lock screen notices because the rest to unlock on their phones was too fast. Since that is the wave of the future, in all likelihood, Apple is not going to confuse matters by allowing a 2 choice system. All that will happen if they did would be that people who should be on press to unlock will choose rest to unlock and then start screaming about not being able to read notifications.
     
  8. bearcatfan macrumors newbie

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    If you don't use touch ID or a passcode, how do you open the phone? Thanks for helping out a newbie who is really confused about what they've been hearing on this most basic of phone operation.
     
  9. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    It already is a two choice system. You can 'revert' to the iOS 9 method via settings.

     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Press the lock/sleep button or the home button once to wake up the device and press the home button to unlock the device.
     
  11. Rockbird86 macrumors regular

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    Thank you. I had no idea this could be changed. It sounds clunky but if I want to see notifications first I just use a finger that isn't registered to wake the screen.
     
  12. bearcatfan macrumors newbie

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    So basically just double click if you don't have a passcode or touch id?

    If you have a passcode (one of my phones does) you click once and there will be an option to punch in the code?
     
  13. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    It is, but you will only know that if you go digging in the settings. Average user probably never does that.
     
  14. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    The point is that you said Apple wouldn't do a two choice system, but in fact they have. For all those upgrading, it will be a jarring change. Why not let them know there is a way to put it back.

     
  15. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    A 2 choice system during setup (as was asked above). There are lots of things for which there are 2 (or more) choices.
     
  16. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    Ok, no idea what you're on about now. Trying to get back on topic, it's great Apple included the option. I still think burying it is a mistake.

     
  17. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    I had to figure this out on my own yesterday, wish you had posted this a day ago :p

    I just installed the GM a couple days ago and this was driving me absolutely insane. So much better now!
     
  18. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  19. bearcatfan macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both very, very much. I read macrumors every day and there are a lot of people here who know so much. So now at least I can unlock my phone when I upgrade, lol.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, that should be it.
     
  21. iwayne macrumors 6502

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  22. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

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    How do you turn off the raise to light up the screen?

    I'd prefer it to not light up the screen when I pick up the phone. I'd prefer to keep it the old way.
     
  23. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

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    Settings > Display & Brightness > Raise to Wake, I believe.
     
  24. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Thank you for this.

    Frustrated at the iPhone 7 announcement, for the first time ever since I bought my original model, the iPhone 3G, I've decided to skip an end if contract upgrade until next year.

    So anything that avoids me having to click the home button and potentially avoid "Touch Disease" until then is a bonus.
     
  25. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    I just learned something new today. I hated it how the screen would light up just by picking up the phone. Didn't know you could change this. I believe this is also bad on battery. Most of time I noticed screen on because of the way I picked up phone. Thanx.
     

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