How to Turn Off the 5 Most Annoying iOS 10 Features

The iOS 10 update changes how you use your iPhone. Change isn’t good for everyone though. Here’s how to turn off the five most annoying iOS 10 features. You can also use this to turn off the most annoying iOS 10.0.2 features.

For some users this will take you back to the way your iPhone worked with iOS 9, and for others you will simply turn off an annoying iOS 10 feature that is more trouble than it is worth.


If iOS 10 is too much change for you, and disabling these annoying iOS 10 features isn’t enough, you can still downgrade to iOS 9 for a limited time.

Turn Off Handwriting in Landscape Mode

Learn how to turn off iOS 10 handwriting in landscape.

Learn how to turn off iOS 10 handwriting in landscape.

When you are in Messages on iOS 10 there is a new handwriting option that can automatically trigger when you accidentally turn your iPhone on the side.


To Turn off handwriting in landscape mode go turn your phone to the side to activate it. Then tap on the keyboard in the bottom right. This should keep the iPhone to a keyboard when you go to landscape.


Turn Off Press to Unlock iPhone


When you open your iPhone you now need to press to unlock the iPhone. This is in place of swipe to unlock. You can go into settings and change it so that when you place your finger on your home button it will unlock without you pushing it. Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Home button and turn on Rest Finger to Open. Here’s more on how to unlock iPhone without pressing the home button.

Turn off Raise to Wake in iOS 10

Turn off annoying iOS 10 features

In iOS 10 the iPhone will turn on the screen when you pick up the iPhone. This is called raise to wake. If this annoys you, it is an iOS 10 feature that you can turn off. Go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Raise to Wake -> Off.


Turn Off Text Messages on Lock Screen in iOS 10

Turn off annoying iPhone Feature iOS 10

By default the iPhone shows your text messages on the lock screen and will allow anyone who picks it up to reply — even if the phone is locked. You can turn this off by going into settings.

Open Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode -> Enter PIN > Reply with Message -> Off.

Turn Off Automatically Installed iMessage Apps

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When you update an app or install a new app, you may also start to see iMessage apps show up in your Messages. This can get annoying quickly if there are iMessage apps you don’t use.


Open a Message -> Tap on the App icon -> Tap on four circles in the bottom left. Now tap on Store then on Manage and turn off Automatically Add Apps.

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

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iOS 10 Messages, Emojis & Features

The iOS 10 Messages app is completely new with changes to emoji, app access, stickers, and all kinds of upgrades to the way you communicate with other users. There is even an invisible ink option.


When in messages you can see videos you get play in line while you keep talking. Videos now also play inline in Safari. When you tap the camera icon you immediately see what is in front of your screen.

The iOS 10 Emoji are three times bigger in the transcript and you now see Emoji predictions when you type. After you type a message you can tap the emoji keyboard and iOS 10 highlights words you can substitute emoji for.

New Bubble effects allow you to shout or whisper when you send a message and there are even full screen animation options when you really need to impress. An invisible ink sending option hides what someone is saying until you swipe.

iPhone users can send handwritten messages, taps with Digital touch and share a heartbeat. When someone shares something awesome you can reply with a tap-back by tapping on message to share a special short reply.

There are now stickers and you can doodle and draw on photos you take to really spice up your messages. You may not need other keyboards to deliver all your creativity. 

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