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28th Sep 2016

How to solve the annoying unlock glitch in the new iPhone update

How to fix a very annoying new feature

Declan Cashin

Have you installed the new iOS10 update on your iPhone yet?

If so, you’ll have noticed a big change when it comes to unlocking.

Basically, the simple slide-to-unlock feature – which brought up the option to enter your passcode – is no more. Instead, now you have to press the ‘home’ button to bring up the passcode option.

In theory, this shouldn’t be too much of a challenge to seasoned iPhone users. But the change is NOT going down well.

Many are struggling with it – yours truly included.

People really, really hate the new feature.

Well, there’s some good news and some bad news about how to deal with this.

The bad news is that the slide-to-unlock feature appears to be gone forever.

The good news – or, at least, the slightly better news – is that you can change your settings so that the old Touch ID option replaces the click-the-home-button-and-type-the-code feature.

(Of course, this won’t mean anything to you if you never used Touch ID to begin with).

Here’s how you do it:

In your settings, click on General – Accessibility – Home Button – Rest Finger To Open.

Look, it’s not everything that Apple users might want, but it’s something, right?

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