Help please

iOS & iPadOS

Hi All,
Just upgraded from iPhone 8 to 11. All is fine re face id etc. However, when I use the phone to unlock it doesn't take me direct to the home screen. Instead, it says unlocked then I have to swipe to actually get off the lock screen. With my 8 touch id unlocked the phone and took me direct to the home screen. I'm sure there is a way of going direct there but I can't for the life of me find a setting to do this. Any ideas how I can unlock and get to the home screen without having to do a swipe?



Submitted by Blinken223 on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

I too switched from an 8 Plus to an 11 and have never found the setting, that's in iOS for the 8 Plus, that allows you to go straight through the lock screen to the home screen.

Last I heard, there isn't a way and sadly, you have to swipe up each time to go to the home screen.

Submitted by Siobhan on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

I don't have an 11, however here's my theory. With a physical home button, it registers your pressing, thereby opening the phone. With the swipe to open action also the home button, is it just another way of confirming, yes I want to open the phone?

Submitted by Lee on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Cheers both. I managed to confirm this via google. Found a quality rant forum about why this was a bad feature as you could do this with touch id. So, for now we go with what we have.

Submitted by Justin on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Siobhan's right. Yes, you can swime up before faceID registers, and then when your device unlocks, it goes to the home screen. HTH.