6S Touch ID: Too Fast to Glimpse Date on Lock Screen!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jordii, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. jordii macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I love the touch ID on my iphone 6S, but, as others have complained, it takes me so instantly past my lock screen that I don't get to see the date. And I'm one of those people who never knows the date.

    Is there any way to have the date appear atop my top nav bar (e.g. next to time), or in my wallpaper, so I don't need to crack open my calendar app every time I need to know today's date?

    I could try to train myself to use a different finger when I want to view lock screen, but that's not a great solution...if I wasn't absent-minded, I wouldn't be forgetting the date!
  2. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    Unfortunately not. But if you're using the stock calendar app it displays the date by default. The day of the month, anyway. Only useful if you keep it on the first home screen.
  3. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    I just spotted a tip, elsewhere on the site, to awaken the phone via the on/off button rather than the home button when I want date.

    That makes sense, as it shows you the locked screen.
  4. raab macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010
    Wouldn't it be easier to use a finger not recognised by touch id rather than the on/off button?
  5. grantmo macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2010
    That's what i've been doing
  6. jtrenda33 macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    As I've mentioned in another thread, if you "click" the home button extremely fast, it won't trigger Touch ID.
  7. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2015
    All of the above. Or use a knuckle, or the tip of the finger/fingernail to press the home button.
  8. broadbean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    Try this: Instead of using your favourite finger pressing on the Home Button, Press then swipe - like you're trying to smudge your fingerprint. You don't need to change fingers, and no need to lift it off the phone either.
  9. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    Works perfectly! Thanks.

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