The release of iOS 10 adds an array of useful new features for the iPhone and iPad. But like any other iOS release, it comes with its own quirks and annoyances. It’s always tough to get used to interface changes and new features, but that’s more true with iOS 10 than others. And some of the new features are sure to get on your nerves, even if you aren’t a particularly change-averse iOS user.
In fact, iOS 10 brings a few new features that, no matter how open you are to changes in your iPhone or iPad’s software, you’ll probably find pretty difficult to get used to. Read on to check out the iOS 10 features that are the hardest to get used to. (We also include, where possible, to learn how to switch things back to the way they were if you get really fed up with the changes.)
1. Press to unlock
With past versions of iOS, anyone with a Touch ID-enabled phone could simply place their finger on the home button to unlock the device. In iOS 10, you have to press the home button to either unlock the device with Touch ID or enter your PIN. As Chris Mills reports for BGR, the change “forces you to unlearn everything you thought you knew about iPhones.” iPhone owners who are used to unlocking their iPhones by simply resting their finger on the home button will find their iPhone prompting them to actually press the home button, which can get annoying and make the process of unlocking the phone much slower.
Fortunately, you can get things back to normal using the Settings app. Navigate to General, tap Accessibility, and then select Home Button. From there, you’ll see a setting called “Rest Finger to Open.” Activating that setting means that your iPhone will no longer require you to physically push on the home button. You’ll be able to simply hold your finger against the home button. If Touch ID recognizes your fingerprint, the phone will unlock — no physical pressure required.