How to Unlock your iPhone or iPad with a Single Touch – Like Previous Versions

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Restore iOS 9 Touch ID Default Behavior on Apple Devices using Rest Finger to Open

While trying to find this, I noticed that Apple made an unusually strong effort to bury it deep in the iOS settings. Thankfully, the option is there.

Step 1 – Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Home button. Toggle on Rest Finger to Open.

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Your Apple device Home button will now behave just like it did in iOS 9 and earlier. Goodbye, “Press home to open.”

When combined with new functionality such as Raise to Wake and the old method of unlocking your Apple device, the experience is so much nicer. I don’t know why Apple didn’t make this the default. Oh yeah, Widgets. If you’re using a device such as an iPhone 6 or later, which supports Raise to Wake, you get the best of both worlds. You can review widgets if needed and easily unlock the device. For owners of older iPhones, this might be a good reason to upgrade to one of the more recent models.

iOS 10 otherwise is a great update with numerous refinements throughout. If you haven’t updated yet, make sure you check out our previous article for what you can do to prepare. If you want to find out what new in iOS 10, check out our rundown of some of the new features and functions.

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