Waking up phone with TouchID when iPhone 7 is laying flat on desk?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by NCWildcat, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. NCWildcat macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    So at work I often keep my phone laying flat on my desk and can't always view notifications as they come in. So when I want just wake up my iPhone 7 with TouchID, it reads my fingerprint so fast that it unlocks the phone, when I just want to view notifications. I have verified that Settings>General>Accessibility>Home Button>Rest Finger to Open is off. So if I'm understanding this feature correctly, I should be able to use my finger to wake up the screen, then press again if I want to unlock it, correct? My workaround is to wake it up with a finger that is not registered with TouchID. I have also tried rebooting the phone but it still just reads my fingerprint and unlocks the phone with one press.

    When I pull the phone out of my pocket and Raise to Wake comes on, I can rest my finger on TouchID and it will stay awake until I press it and then it will unlock the phone, so that seems to work as intended.

    Am I doing this wrong, or is anyone else having an issue with this? Thanks.
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    It does the same on my 7+, even with it on the slowest setting. I would either use a non-scanned finger, as you've been doing or the tip of a finger.
  3. beaver82 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    the speed setting you are referring to is for the double click, it's not for unlock speed.
  4. beernut, Sep 28, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2016

    beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    hmm...i think this is a bug with raise-to-wake and/or the rest-finger-to-open setting.

    if you have raise-to-wake enabled, you only need to press the home button once and touchid kicks in to unlock the phone (this is without doing the actual raising of the phone), even if rest-finger-to-open is DISABLED, which it shouldn't since it's disabled.

    if you have raise-to-wake disabled, then the press home button once to wake (to view your notifications and such), and once again to open/unlock, behaves as intended.
  5. beaver82 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2008
    this worked for me. seems to be a bug.
  6. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    It makes sense to me. I don't think it's a bug at all.
  7. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    Do this:

    1. Have "rest finger to open" disabled
    2. Have "raise to wake" disabled
    3. Lock the screen
    4. Click the home button and keep your finger on it
    RESULT: it will not unlock. you have to click the home button again. this is correct and goes with what's intended in step 1.

    Now try this:

    1. have "rest finger to open" disabled
    2. have "raise to wake" enabled (this will be the only change from the scenario above).
    3. lock the screen
    4. Click the home button and keep your finger on it
    RESULT: it will unlock. this doesn't jive with the setting in step 1. it's a bug.
  8. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    I see what you're saying, but that's not how Apple intended it to work. When rest finger to open is disabled (the default) you have to press the home button to unlock the device. If rest finger to open is enabled, them you don't press the home button at all. It'll just unlock by resting your finger on the home button of an awakened device.

    Consider the use case for which this was designed...raise to wake. iOS 10 puts a lot of power onto the lock screen. Prior to iOS 10, people would press the home button any boom--straight to the home screen, missing the notifications.

    With iOS 10 raise to wake, you just pick up the phone (or press the sleep/wake button) to interact with the lock screen. If you want to unlock the phone, you have to press the home button so it can register your fingerprint.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 29, 2016 ---
    It unlocked BECAUSE you pressed the home button.
  9. beernut, Sep 29, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016

    beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    In the two scenarios I posted, the only setting change was in step 2 (raise-to-wake disabled vs. enable), yet it changed the behavior of the home button (both scenarios having rest-finger-to-open disabled).

    This makes no sense as the setting for raise-to-wake is under "display & brightness" and rest-finger-to-open is under "home button"
  10. pauperwithpotential macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2016
    just use the power button to view the screen? it's another way too. coming from someone who uses the accessibility button on a daily basis when on the 6+.

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