iOS 10’s lock screen now instructs you to press your iPhone or iPad’s Home button to unlock it. Worried about wearing out your Home button, or just don’t want to press it? If your device uses Touch ID (if it’s an iPhone 5S or later, or one of the many iPad models that sports Touch ID), you can set up your device to unlock by just resting your finger on the Home button instead. Here’s how.
How to unlock your iPhone without pushing the Home button
- From your iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Tap Home Button.
- Tap the switch next to Rest Finger to Open to activate. (While you’re here, you can also modify the click speed needed to double or triple-click the Home button, if you’d like.)
- Tap the Home button to exit.
Now when your iPhone is locked, resting your thumb is all you have to do to unlock it. Enjoy!