In iOS 10, Apple made a small but fundamental change to the way touch ID users unlock their phone phone. If you’re tired of seeing “Press home to open” or “Press home to unlock” every time to you grab your phone, here’s how to switch it back to the way it was in iOS 9.
Change the iOS 10 Touch ID Behavior Back to iOS 9’s
Changing the behavior of the Touch ID unlock is trivial if you know where to look. To change the functionality back to the iOS 9 style you’re familiar with, simply follow the steps below.
- Navigate in the Settings menu to the “General” entry and select it.
- Scroll down a ways until you see the entry for “Accessibility”. Select it.
- In the Accessibility menu, again, scroll quite a bit until you see the entry for “Home Button” and select it.
- Turned off by default in iOS 10, labeled “Rest Finger to Unlock”. Toggle it on, as seen below.
You can now press the Home button and, with a single press, both awake and unlock your iOS device.