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Re-unlock the iPhone with your fingerprint, without having to press

Watch out for apps that measure your heart rate with Touch ID, you're actually making payments

Watch out for apps that measure your heart rate with Touch ID, you're actually making payments

With iOS 10 now you have to press the Home button to unlockThis is how you can change it so that it recognizes your fingerprint without squeezing.

Along with the iPhone 7 comes also iOS 10, the latest version of Apple’s mobile device operating system. Millions of users around the world are already updating their mobile phones, tablets and media players (yes, we remember that the iPod Touch still exists).

iOS 10 brings many new features, such as a new Apple Maps, improvements to Siri, widgets and much more, however, not everything is rosy.

Re-activate the touch to unlock, just by placing your finger

If you used TouchID to unlock your iPhone or iPad just by placing your finger On the front button you will have noticed that after updating to iOS 10, that no longer happens.

Now by default the system asks us to press the start button, it is no longer enough to put the footprint without pressing. Luckily we can change it.

Go into Adjustments and in the section of Accessibility. Among all the options, look for Start Button.


Within that menu you will see the options to adjust the click speed and also a button to allow the iPhone with Touch ID to be unlocked without having to press the start button, just by putting the fingerprint. Active Place your finger to open and ready.


What happens on the iPad? We did not find that option among the accessibility settings, however we have been testing and activating and deactivating the AssistiveTouch The function to unlock the Apple tablet by putting your finger on the button has magically returned.

Take advantage of AssistiveTouch to control iPhone iPad iPod

If you do not know the AssistiveTouch function, it is a floating button that will appear on the screen of your devices and that you can move and place anywhere just by dragging it. When you press it, several options and shortcuts to functions will appear, such as the possibility of using Siri, opening notifications, accessing the control center or using gestures (you can even create your own personalized ones from Favorites).

Among the virtual buttons that are generated there is also the Start button, so it can help you substitute if you don’t want to press the physical button or if it has directly broken. Recall that from the iPhone 7 Apple has removed that button, now it is a surface that emulates a button using vibration response, in the style of touchpads on Macbooks.