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How to Open/Unlock an iPhone using Touch ID without Pressing the Home Button

Feb. 20, 2017 03:29 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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iOS 10 has a subtle change to the lock screen. If you have updated to iOS 10, when you unlock your iPhone, you will notice that the “slide to unlock” prompt has disappeared. Instead, the lock screen asks iPhone users to press the home button, which means that unlocking an iPhone now requires a physical press on the Home Button by default.

Is it possible to unlock an iPhone without pressing down on the home button?

Thankfully, iOS 10 also introduces “Rest Finger to Open”, a feature that enable iPhone unlock itself without any physical button presses as long as the screen is on and it can authenticate the owner using your registered Touch ID fingerprints. 

Moreover, with iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. the iPhone will wake up the screen automatically thanks to Raise to Wake. In combination with Rest Finger to Open, this means you can unlock your device without pressing any buttons at all.

Tips: You may be also interested in how to unlock iPhone without passcode.

How to open/unlock iPhone in iOS 10 without pressing the home button?

In order to unlock an iPhone without pressing down on the home button, you need to turn on “Rest Finger to Open”. Firstly, making sure that your have allowed  TouchID to unlock your iPhone and then follow steps below:

turn on reset finger to open

Can I bring back “Slide to Unlock” in iOS 10?

The option to press the Home button to unlock the device seems didn’t please all the users. Some users complain that they have to try several times to press the home button to unlock their device and want to enable “slide to unlock” in iOS 10.

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t offer any officially way to enable the slide to unlock gesture in iOS 10. If you badly want to get it back, you can use a third-party software - iBackupBot and follow steps below:

So, we have shown you how to open/unlock iPhone in iOS 10 without pressing the home button and a way to bring “slide to unlock” back. Share this article with your friends if you think it is helpful. 

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