Here's what to do if you're struggling to unlock your iPhone after installing the iOS10 update
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.
I've had iOS10 for a while now and I still slide to unlock
— steph ☆ (@stephhwolf) September 28, 2016
Many are struggling with it - yours truly included.
— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec) September 28, 2016
Hands up if you still swipe right to unlock your phone #iOS10
— BLM (@naomiholi_) September 27, 2016
will I ever stop swiping to the left when I want to unlock my phone #ios10
— chlo (@chloe_webb_) September 27, 2016
iOS10 sucks it took me five minutes to understand how to unlock my phone
— raph (@leebadaiu) September 28, 2016
People really, really hate the new feature.
i genuinely hate that you can't swipe to unlock your password 🙄🙄🙄🙄 #iOS10
— bella (@bellarororoma) September 27, 2016
— Andy (@AndyyyWaldron) September 27, 2016
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?