How to Bring Back Slide To Unlock in iOS 10

With iOS 10, Apple made some significant changes to how you unlock your iDevices. Users rapidly realised that Press home button to unlock had totally superseded the venerable slide to unlock feature. If you’re still grieving the loss of the slide to unlock on your iOS 10 devices, a jailbreak modification can help. Here’s how to restore the slide-to-unlock feature in iOS 10.

How To Enable Slide To Unlock

Note:I can confirm that this tweak works after testing it on an iPhone 6 running jailbroken iOS 10.2. It ought to function on other iOS 10 jailbroken devices as well.

  • Open Cydia, switch to the Sources tab and add the following Source, followed by tapping Add Source .

(Remember to put the s after the http.)

  • After you have added the Source, navigate to the Search tab and search for SlideToUnlock10 (without the quotes).
  • Next, tap on Install > Confirm .
  • Tap Restart SpringBoard .

Please first review our Cydia guide if you require additional assistance with adding sources to Cydia.

How to Use This New Slide To Unlock

The slide to unlock feature on your iDevice should now return after a brief respring of your device.

Because Press home to unlock is still displayed on the home screen, SlideToUnlock10 doesn’t truly indicate that your iPhone is now slide to unlock enabled. The passcode entry option, however, is now visible if you swipe to the right on the lock screen as you normally would to enter the Today View. Swiping right will unlock your iPhone and take you directly to your home screen if you don’t have a passcode activated. The fact that Touch ID is supported and it functions flawlessly is fantastic.

Pro Tip: Disable Press home to unlock in iOS 10

Simply hit Cancel on the passcode entering option to access the Today View from the lock screen. Just don’t make the Today View accessible from the lock screen, though. SlideToUnlock10 replaces the Today View sort of, but for some reason, it still needs to be enabled.

  • To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility .
  • Navigate to Home Button and enable the switch Rest Finger to Open .

This is a great tip for iOS 10 users with and without jailbreaks. If you prefer not to unlock your iPhone by pushing the home button, you can simply turn on Rest Finger to Open if Touch ID is turned on.

If you turn on this switch, you’ll be able to use Touch ID to unlock your iOS device without really pressing down on the home button by simply resting your finger on it.

How Do You Like Your New Slide To Unlock?

SEE ALSO: How to Install Cydia and Jailbreak iOS 10.2 (Guide)