As I had mentioned in my iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus first impressions, one of the biggest surprises was the Touch ID’s performance. Apple had said that the new iPhones come with second-generation Touch ID, but I didn’t expect it to be so good.It’s so incredibly fast that it annoying some people because it doesn’t matter how hard you press the Home button while the iPhone is sleeping, it will bypass the Lock screen, and take you to the Home screen. The only way to access the Lock screen is to press the Sleep/Wake button or use an unregistered finger.
As you can see in the video below, iPhone 6s Touch ID works with damp fingers, which another major improvement. You can also watch the video to see how fast iPhone 6s Touch ID is in comparison to the iPhone 5s.
The previous generation Touch ID didn’t work at all with wet or damp fingers. The ability to use Touch ID with wet or damp fingers is a great improvement, as it means you can use it after you’ve taken a shower. For some people that alone makes the iPhone 6s/6s Plus worth an upgrade.
Touch ID on the iPhone 6S is no joke. It even works with damp fingers. That alone was worth the upgrade.
— David Barnard (@drbarnard) September 26, 2015
Please note that it doesn’t work when the fingers are too wet, which is probably a good thing as you could end up damaging the Touch ID/Home button.
Have you tried to unlock your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with damp fingers? What has been your experience?