In this tutorial, we’ll be discussing how to change the unlock method on iOS 10 devices. With various unlock options available such as PIN, TouchID, and password, it’s essential to know how to change them for security and convenience purposes. This guide will provide you with easy-to-follow steps to switch between the different unlocking methods on your iOS 10 device.
Understanding the Unlock Feature on iOS 10
Before we dive into how to change the unlock feature on iOS 10, let’s first understand what it is. The unlock feature on iOS 10 is the method through which you bypass the lock screen and access your device. By default, most iOS devices use a passcode as their unlock feature. However, there are other alternatives such as Touch ID and Face ID, which use biometric data to unlock your device.
Different Types of Unlock Features on iOS 10
As mentioned before, there are different types of unlock features on iOS 10. Here’s a brief summary of each of them:
- Passcode: A combination of numbers and/or letters that you enter to unlock your device.
- Touch ID: A fingerprint recognition feature that uses the home button to unlock your device.
- Face ID: A facial recognition feature that uses the front-facing camera to unlock your device.
Changing Your Unlock Feature on iOS 10
Now that we know what the unlock feature is let’s dive into how to change it on iOS 10.
Key takeaway: The unlock feature on iOS 10 is how to bypass the lock screen and access your device, and there are different options for unlocking, such as passcode, Touch ID, and Face ID. To change your unlock feature, follow specific steps for each option, and if you encounter a problem, troubleshoot according to the issue.
Changing Your Passcode
To change your passcode, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (or Face ID & Passcode).
- Enter your current passcode.
- Scroll down to the section titled “Change Passcode.”
- Enter your current passcode again.
- Enter your new passcode.
- Verify your new passcode.
Changing Your Touch ID
To change your Touch ID, follow these steps:
- Scroll down to the section titled “Fingerprints.”
- Tap on the fingerprint you want to change.
- Tap on “Delete Fingerprint.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to add a new fingerprint.
Changing Your Face ID
To change your Face ID, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
- Tap on “Reset Face ID.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a new Face ID.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
If you’re having trouble changing your unlock feature on iOS 10, here are some common issues and how to troubleshoot them:
Forgot Your Passcode
If you forgot your passcode, you can reset it using these steps:
- Connect your device to your computer.
- Open iTunes.
- Force restart your device by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time.
- When you see the option to “Restore” or “Update,” choose “Restore.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your device.
Touch ID or Face ID Not Working
If your Touch ID or Face ID is not working, try these steps:
- Make sure your device is updated to the latest version of iOS.
- Clean the home button or front-facing camera and make sure there’s no dirt or debris.
- If you’re using a case or screen protector, make sure it’s not interfering with the Touch ID or Face ID sensors.
- If all else fails, try resetting your Touch ID or Face ID using the steps mentioned above.
FAQs for How to Change Unlock on iOS 10
What is the unlock method in iOS 10?
In iOS 10, there are three different options for unlocking your device: “Slide to Unlock,” “Touch ID,” and “Passcode.” The “Slide to Unlock” option has been replaced with a new gesture to access the Lock screen.
How do I change my unlock method?
To change your unlock method, go to “Settings” and select “Touch ID & Passcode” or “Passcode” depending on your current unlock method. From there, you can select a new unlock method, set up “Touch ID” for faster access, or change your passcode.
Can I have multiple unlock methods?
Yes, you can have multiple unlock methods enabled at the same time in iOS 10. For example, you could have “Touch ID” set up for instant access, but also have a backup passcode in case your fingerprint is not recognized.
What if I forget my passcode?
If you forget your passcode, you can still use “Touch ID” if it has been set up on your device. If “Touch ID” hasn’t been set up, you will need to enter the passcode incorrectly a few times until you see the message “iPhone is disabled.” From there, you can either erase your device and start over or use recovery mode to restore your device.
Is it possible to turn off Touch ID and use a passcode only?
Yes, you can choose to turn off “Touch ID” and use a passcode only by going to “Settings” and selecting “Touch ID & Passcode.” From there, you can toggle off “iPhone Unlock” to disable “Touch ID” and use a passcode only.