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Unlock/Lock iPhone Screen without Pressing Any Button

If you have upgraded to iOS 10, it's able to lock and unlock screen without pressing any button. This article will show you how to unlock screen with Touch ID without having to press the Home button and how to lock screen with Assistive Touch.

Part 1: How to Unlock Screen without Having to Press Home Button

With the Raise to Wake feature, you don't have to press the Home button or Power button to wake your phone's screen. When you first download the update to iOS 10, Raise to Wake is defaulted on. If it cannot work, you can manually enable it:

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Tap Display & Brightness.

Step 3: Turn Raise to Wake to on. The switch should now be green.

Turn on Raise to Wake

Once enabled, it allows you to automatically turn on the screen of your device whenever you pick it up. Then unlock your screen by touching the Home button as long as you have enabled Touch ID for iPhone Unlock.

Use Touch ID to unlock Screen

On iOS 10 device, you can set up to unlock screen with Touch ID, but without pressing the Home button like this:

Go to Settings >General > Accessibility > Home Button and then turn on Rest Finger to Open.

Open iPhone with Touch ID

Part 2: Lock iPhone Screen without Pressing Power Button

If you have enabled Assistive Touch on your iPad/iPhone, you can use Assistive Touch to Lock Screen. To lock the iPhone/iPad screen, follow these steps:

Step 1: Tap the virtual Home icon to open the AssistiveTouch menu and then tap Device.

Step 2: Then tap Lock Screen. You will see the screen turn black.

Use Assistive Touch to Lock iPhone/iPad Screen