Preparing for iOS 10 & macOS Sierra - Part 1

Preparing for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra - Part 1
by Guest columnist August Flassig

Apple's new mobile operating system, iOS 10, was announced last month at WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) and released yesterday. With that announcement comes a bunch of new changes to how you use your iPhone. At Tech Me Back, we want you to be ready for the major changes ahead. This week we will be talking about a feature that's going away with the new update that has been around since the first iPhone, and that is "slide to unlock."

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Touted as being a feature that prevents your phone from accidentally turning on, slide to unlock is going away and being replaced with "Press home to open."

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So what happens when you attempt to slide to unlock? Sliding from left to right shows the widgets/today view. Sliding right to left instantly activates the camera. This new view is available on the lock screen giving you an overview of important information. Widgets like stocks, upcoming destinations using calendar entries, transit maps, news headlines, and more.

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What does this mean? Big changes in how you get into your iPhone that will be frustrating for the first few days. You will have to break a habit you have been using since learning how to use an iPhone. This change is happening because more people are using Touch ID to access their iOS devices with the increased use of a passcode. A new feature "raise to wake" (iPhone 6S, 6S+, and SE only) will have the phone screen turn on when it detects it being picked up. This will show you notifications at a glance without pressing a button. We will continue you show new features up until the release of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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