How to Disable Press Home to Unlock on iPhone iOS 10

Posted October 17, 2016 by Leomar Umpad in Apple iPhone, iPad


When Apple first introduced iPhone, defective Home buttons were not uncommon. Because it is used so often, the Home button could be damaged from overuse. The problem is so prevalent that Apple introduced Assistive Touch – an on-screen button that serves as an alternative to the physical Home button. Another alternative the Home button Touch ID which uses your finger print to unlock your device.

With the update to iOS 10, Apple now requires users to press the Home button to unlock their iPhones. Many are frowning on this change because of concerns that it could affect the Home button’s durability in the long run. This tutorial explains how you can disable the Press Home to Unlock option on iPhone and enable Rest Finger to Open (Touch ID).

How to Enable Rest Finger to Open on iPhone

Now that the design and materials used on recent iPhones have been upgraded, the Home button can outlast the device itself. However, some users would rather not risk wearing theirs out. If you prefer to disable iPhone’s Press Home to Unlock and use Rest Finger to Open, then follow these steps:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen by pressing the Home button once.iphone-home-screen
2.From your Home screen, go to Settings.iPhone Settings on Home screen
3.Under Settings, scroll down to the General options.iphone-settings-general
4.In the General screen, tap on Accessibility.iphone Settings General Accessibility
5.Scroll down once you are on Accessibility.iphone-settings-accessibility
6.Tap the Home Button option from Accessibility.iphone-settings-accessibility-home-button
7.Enable the Rest Finger to Open option by turning its switch ON.iphone-settings-accessibility-resti-fingert-to-unlock
8.You are done.

Now that the Rest Finger to Open option is enabled, you simply press rest a finger on the Home button to unlock your screen. This method requires that you register to iPhone the finger you use. Tech-Recipes has a tutorial that will show you how to register more fingers to unlock your iPhone.

Share your tips and tricks for unlocking your iPhones so other people may benefit from your knowledge. If you have questions with any of the steps above, drop us a message in the comments section below so that we or some of our helpful readers can help you.


About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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