iOS 10 Beta 2 Lets Users Unlock Their iPhone By Just Resting Your Finger On The Home Button

Ali Salman
Posted Jul 6, 2016
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Out of all the particular updated details on the iPhone 6s, Touch ID seemed to have gathered a lot of traction. Touch ID on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is fast, too fast that it was a subject of complaint – disallowing users to see notifications on their Lock screen when a user pressed the Home button with their registered Touch ID finger. Currently, the Home button needs to be pressed in order to unlock the device. However, iOS 10 beta 2 now lets users unlock their device by just resting their finger on the Home button.

iOS 10 Beta 2 Brings “Rest Finger To Unlock” Option For Touch ID

iOS 10 beta 1 was available to testers on the same day it was announced. It showcased a standard layout for iOS 10 and things which will be part of it. Now that iOS 10 beta 2 is here, Apple has started integrating it further with more features. With iOS 10 beta 2, Apple is adding an accessibility feature as an option that will allow users to simply place their finger on the Home button to unlock their device.

That’s right! You will now be able to unlock your device by just resting your finger on the Home button, whereby kick-starting Touch ID automatically. This is not that big of a feature that might craze you for its arrival. However, if you’re one of those who feel uncomfortable pressing the Home button every time you need to unlock your device, then this feature is for you. There are a lot of changes part of the company’s upcoming firmware update for iOS devices. While some are visible to the eye, others might just demand time to be discovered.

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Other than this, iOS also features a raise to wake feature that allows users to see their locked screens by just raising the iPhone in your hand. This is Apple’s solution to the incredibly fast Touch ID on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

If you’re interested, you can have a hold of this feature by installing the iOS 10 beta 2 through Apple’s Developer Program. If you’re already running the beta 2, you will find this option in the Settings inside the Accessibility options. ‘Rest finger to unlock’ is somewhat a useful feature for some users who find it ridiculous to press the Home button when you need to unlock the device.

This is it for now, folks. What do you think about this feature? Are you running iOS 10 beta 2 on your iPhone? Let us know in the comments.

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