How to Disable “Press Home to Unlock” in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

If you are not too fond of the new "press home to unlock feature" in iOS 10, you have the option to disable it and go back to the old way of unlocking your iPhone or iPad.

The redesigned Lock screen is one of the biggest sought after features in iOS 10. Now, you no longer have to press the sleep/wake button or Home button to unlock your iPhone. Simply pick up your smartphone to wake the screen– courtesy to the “Raise to Wake” feature.

The “Swipe to Unlock” feature is a history now. Just press the Home button to unlock your iPhone. Though I found “press Home button to unlock” a bit odd initially, I began to like it later.

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How to Disable Press Home to Unlock in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Note: This works only on Touch ID supported devices such as iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3.

However, if you are not too fond of it, you can disable it. Better still, you can unlock your device by placing your fingertips registered with Touch ID on the Home button just like before. Willing to discover how it works? Let’s get over the line!

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

Step #1. First up, launch Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone in iOS 10

Step #2. Next, you have to tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone Settings

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Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Home Button.

Tap on Home Button in iPhone Accessibility Settings

Step #4. Finally, turn on the switch next to “Rest Finger to Open.”

Disable Press Home to Unlock in iOS 10 on iPhone

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How to Enable Press Home to Unlock in iOS 10

If you ever want to use the new way of unlocking your iPhone, simply follow the above-mentioned steps and turn off the “Rest Finger to Open” in the end.

That’s it!

iOS 10 is blessed with several brand new features. Personally, I have been charmed by iMessaging. We have created this special post to let you use the new Messages app perfectly. If you want to spice up your iMessaging experience, do check out this list of best iMessage apps for iPhone and iPad.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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