How to disable ‘Press Home to Unlock’ on iOS 10

How to disable ‘Press Home to Unlock’ on iOS 10

First things first: this only works if you have a device with Touch ID. If you don’t, you’re stuck with ‘Press Home to Unlock’. For those with a Touch ID enabled device, you may have been used to the simple action of resting your thumb (or any other finger) on the home button to unlock your device. Now, Apple has changed that action, requiring users to rest a finger on the home button and press the home button. If these two actions aren’t completed, the user is stuck on the device’s lock screen. Thankfully, there is a workaround.

The ability to disable this is actually hidden in the Accessibility settings. So no one gets lost along the way, here’s a visual guide on disabling ‘Press Home to Unlock’.

Open Settings

iOS 10 settings

Go to the General settings menu

iOS 10 general settings

Tap on Accessibility


Scroll to ‘Home Button’ and access that menu

Press to unlock


Switch ‘Rest Finger to Open’ to on

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That’s it! From now on, simply resting your finger on the home button will unlock your Touch ID-enabled device. Keep checking back here on GadgtSpot for more tips and how-tos, including how to remove mismatched faces in the Photos app and how to clear all notifications on iOS 10.

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