How to Disable Press Home to Unlock on iOS 10

iOS 10 has come up with many commendable features for iPhone and iPad users. However, there is some dissatisfaction among users in the use of Home button to unlock their devices. Earlier, users had to swipe on the device screen to unlock it after pressing the Power button; of course, there shouldn’t be passcode or Touch ID restriction set on the phone.

After updating their devices to iOS 10, many users have registered their complaints in that they have to press the Home button twice or at least once after they wake up lock screen on their iPhones and iPads. In previous versions, users could easily dodge the Home button.

One would wonder why I am not keen to use Home button. Let me tell you guys that frequent use of Home button may damage it. One of my friends had experienced this issue on his iPhone and he had to spend many bucks to install a new Home button. Perhaps this could be the reason why iPhone and iPad have AssistiveTouch option to use when the Home button becomes unresponsive.

Now the bottom line is that users either don’t like to use Home button or they just want to avoid pressing it too often in a day. So what is the solution? What if they want to disable ‘Press Home to Unlock’ iPhone/iPad in iOS 10?

As mentioned above, users can use AssistiveTouch option to avoid pressing Home button. It is quite simple: once they press the Power button to bring the lock screen, press on AssistiveTouch (yes, this feature works on lock screen) to unlock the iPhone.

There is another way to avoid pressing Home button to unlock iPhone. All they need to do is to set up Touch ID on their iPhone/iPad. Once you create your Touch ID, you need to follow below-mentioned steps.

How to Disable “Press Home to Open” in iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad

Step #1: Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Tap on Settings

Step #2: Tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #3: Now tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility

Step #4: Scroll down and tap on Home Button option given under the INTERACTION section.

Tap on Home Button

Step #5: Finally, toggle ‘Rest Finger to Open’ ON.

Toggle Rest Finger to Open ON

It is done! Now, you don’t have to press that Home button to unlock your device. Just wake up the lock screen by pressing Power button and rest your finger on the Home button (do not press it). The lock screen will be unlocked with Touch ID.

Many users still like the old way to unlock their iPhones; but after updating their devices to iOS 10, they have to comply with this new feature. But now they can avoid using Home button by following this tutorial.

Do you think that pressing Home button irritates you? Post your opinions about iOS 10 features in the Comments section below. There are always workarounds to any iPhone issue, hence, you should not think about downgrading from iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5. You can also connect with us on our social media pages: FacebookTwitter and Google Plus.

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