How to Access the Lock Screen on iPhone 6S without Triggering Touch ID
There are four different ways to access the Lock screen on your iPhone 6s without triggering Touch ID, and landing up on the Home screen.
Press the Sleep/Wake button. This will wake up the iPhone, and give you access to the Lock screen to see the date, time and Notifications.
This method is probably how we should have been accessing the Lock screen from the beginning. The next three methods are a hack.
Press the Home button with a finger that is not registered with Touch ID. So will get an error saying “Try again”, and indirectly give you access to the date, time and Notifications on the Lock screen.
Swipe from left to right or right to left over the sensor and press the Home button while moving across. While the new Touch ID is very sensitive, it doesn’t seem to register the fingerprint when you swipe across the sensor. It just activates the screen and doesn’t end up unlocking the iPhone and taking you to the Home screen. This method was suggested by Muntazir, one our readers.
Method 4: The Best one!
Press the Home button with your finger nail. It is the best workaround, as it doesn’t seem to trigger the Touch ID sensor, but wakes up the iPhone, giving you access to the Lock screen.
Using the Sleep/Wake button is Apple’s recommended method. However, on the iPhone 6s Plus, it is not very convenient for one-handed use, in which case method #4 is the best alternative.