Why is Press Home to Unlock or Rest Finger to Open on my iPhone Not Working: Here’s Complete Troubleshooting Guide

🗓️ November 10, 2020 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Apple’s new Unlock Screen design and functionally inspire to use home button always for entering iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Touch ID or Passcode not enabled on iPhone then hard press on home button need to unlock the screen and otherwise rest finger to open (In doesn’t need to physically depress home button). Sometimes users have a query on unable to open screen on a hard press or unlock using Touch ID, See my troubleshooting techniques that help to fix this minor bug, mostly you received on after update iOS or downgrade iOS.

Now, Home button is the first gate to enter and use iPhone features like important access Apps (Messages, Mail, Social Apps), Pay Using Touch ID.

Useful: Now on the locked screen, we can use more settings using customize Control Center.

1 Lock screen not working on iPhone with Touch ID

Fix, Press home to Unlock or Rest finger to Open iPhone, iPad not working

Fix #1. Make Sure Rest to Open is Enabled on iPhone 8 Plus and or compatible models

To check out Rest to Open/ unlock is turned on then go with bottom steps to confirm it.

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in iOS 13 & later that compatible with iPhone 7/7 Plus or later, Go to Settings -> Tap Accessibility -> Home button -> make Sure Rest Finger to Open toggle On/Green. See my Below iPad screen.

Reset Finger to Open in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 or later

Reset Finger to Open in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 or later

iPhone 6/6 Plus/iPhone 5S Running Final iOS 12.x: Launch the Settings App → Tap General Accessibility Home button → in last, check out Rest Finger to Open toggle On/Green.

Enable or Turn On Rest Finger to Open on iPhone iOS 11 or later

If it turned on, however, Rest to Open not working after iOS update bug, then keep continuing next troubleshooting. I hope that this would help you.

Fix #2. Restart or Force Restart

The screen is stuck, and the Passcode screen looks like unresponsive. Get quickly rid of this problem by just restarting or force restart iPhone.

Restart: Press and Hold Sleep/ Wake button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

Force Restart: Press and Hold Power button + Home button until you see the Apple logo.

if you facing an issue like Rest to Open missing or not available then force reboot is a better suggestion to fix quickly. If this clue doesn’t work through an ultimate solution is taking latest backup then factory reset your iPhone and restore your backup again.

Still, You Can’t unlock the locked iPhone screen using Touch ID or Press Home to open or go with the next Fix.

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Fix #3. Remove touch ID (Fingerprint) and set up new

This is one of the primary solutions if your fingerprints don’t work on Touch ID. The screen is wake up but locked then to unlock screen you need only rest your finger on a home button. That means home button identify wrong print and won’t match with existing saved in iPhone, iPad or iPod.

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Go to the Settings > Touch ID & Passcode

Enable Touch ID for iPhone Unlock, Remove all saved Fingerprints by sliding left on kept fingers in the list.

2 Remove Touch ID from iPhone and iPad

Tap on Delete.

Fix #4. Try to Unlock Using dry Finger

Apple Touch ID most secure, if your fingerprint not dry and affected with chemical or Water then first make it dry and clean.

Fix #5. Update Your iOS Device

Try to update with latest iOS, Go to the Settings > General > Software Update and Download, install and update old iOS version with new.

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Get new features and the bug fix that helps to your experience.

Fix #6. Home button Damaged or Broken

Repair home button and show your iDevice with a repair expert. Know the best iPhone repair service near me. Otherwise, you can research more on the internet and learn how to replace itself after purchase from verified iPhone accessories on the Apple Store. Some time loose contacts of the home button inside the iPhone body making the problem.

For iPhone 8 Plus and Earlier users – Home button click intensity

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com