Here's how to easily unlock your iOS 10-running device with a single click à la iOS 9

Here's how to easily unlock your iOS 10-running device with a single click à la iOS 9
Got iOS 10? 

If you own a compatible device, you likely already have received the update, and one of the bigger changes you might notice is the revamped lock screen, which now gives you access to your notification shade and widget pane. However, there's a minor change that could turn out to be a major issue for many users.

See, with iOS 9, all users need to do to unlock their phones was pick them up, press the Home button to wake the device, keep resting their finger on the button WITHOUT pressing it again, and voila, the phone is unlocked and ready to be used. Simple, effective, intuitive.

But what did Apple do with iOS 10? Well, by default, unlocking an iOS device with your fingerprint requires you to first wake up the phone by clicking the home button, then resting your finger on the home button until you see the "Unlocked" message on the status bar.

It's easy to see how this might be mildly infuriating to some, several folks here at PhoneArena included, but luckily, there is a way to opt out of the iOS 10 unlocking method and go with a more traditional, iOS 9-like one, which would save you a click. Here's how to enable the latter:

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7 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

As pointless as these articles usually are (ie - how to turn on your phone) - I actually found this useful because I wasn't aware you could set it back to the older method! Thanks! :D

2. Fonetastic

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

thanks for the tip!

3. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Did it! thanks! :D

4. lord001

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 02, 2016

Thanks

5. deanjen

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

Thanks

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Oh, wow, thx for the tip, it really helped a lot, lol

7. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

VERY good call

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