Disable/Enable Rest Finger to Open & Unlock iPhone 12 Pro Max Mini, 11 Pro, 6(Plus), iPhone 7(Plus), iPhone 8(Plus),5S/SE iPad

Rest Finger to open and unlock the iPhone XR, XS Max, 11 Pro, SE 2 and other compatible iPhone and iPad with this tutorial.

Rest Finger to Open is a Unique and Easy feature for iPhone users who have a Home button. This Feature with Touch ID, Makes your iPhone easily accessible while locked with Passcode. Without Passcode, we can unlock the iPhone using Touch ID. Depends on your iPhone models name Settings are different, here’s the Tutorial on how to enable on your iPhone and iPad. Home Button iPhone models are iPhone 5S/iPhone 6(Plus) supporting iOS 12 and iPhone 6S(Plus)/iPhone 7(Plus)/iPhone 8(Plus) Supporting iOS 13/iPad. According to the iOS version follow the steps below for Enable and Disable Rest Finger to Open/Unlock feature.

Important: Home Button Touch ID doesn’t respond or won’t unlock Screen using Touch ID, Check below settings. Try to Re-setup Touch ID and Hard Reboot your iPhone after try again. Keep your iPhone updated (Settings > General > Software Update > Download & Install New Software) For Touch ID setup: add Touch ID fingerprints & Enable for Lock Screen. Check it in Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > iPhone Unlock [Enabled].

Steps for Turn on/Disable Rest Finger on Home Button to Open or Unlock iPhone/iPad 

For iPhone SE, iPhone 7(7 Plus), iPhone 8(Plus) Supported iOS 13 Version for So, Follow the below steps,

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone, iPad > Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Scroll to Home Button > Scroll to Down and Enable Rest Finger to Open.

    Enable or Turn On Rest Finger to Open on iPhone iOS 11 or later
    Enable or Turn On Rest Finger to Open on iPhone
  • Step 3: That’s it.

iPhone 5S, iPhone 6(6 Plus) Supported iOS 12 Version. So Follow the Below Steps,

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on iPhone, iPad > General.

    General Option on iPhone settings app
    General Option on iPhone settings app
  • Step 2: Scroll to Accessibility > Tap on Home Button.

    Accessibility settings on iPhone
    Accessibility settings on iPhone
  • Step 3: Next, Scroll to Screen and Find the option for Enable toggle for Rest Finger to Open.

    Rest finger to Open on iPhone
    Rest finger to Open on iPhone
  • Step 4: That’s it.


Once you enable this option you can unlock locked screen iPhone/ iPad by simply keep touch your finger on the home button (Not to hard press or lift down).

Else, if you want to go for unlocking the home screen only by press hard on the home button. Then keep it disable so repeat the same above steps.

Note: For Touch ID enabled iOS device, the unlock screen is the same as of iOS. Same like This other new tricks and features are below,

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