Double-tap-to-wake coming to compatible Windows 10 Mobile phones



Microsoft engineer Goran P. wrote on Feedback Hub today that the Double-tap-to-wake feature is coming to Windows 10 Mobile handsets that support it. Microsoft did not provide a list of specific handsets that will be receiving this capability. At least one person with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL reported that he was able to use the feature.

If you've never seen or used "Double-tap-to-wake," it allows you to awaken a sleeping handset by tapping twice on the screen. This way, you don't have to stretch to press on the phone's power button to make the phone operational. For most models, it is much easier to double-tap the screen than it is to gain access to the power button.

While we now know that "Double-tap-to-wake" is coming to certain Windows 10 Mobile models, what we don't know is when this feature will be available for compatible phones. As soon as we hear more, we will let you know.


via MSPoweruser

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18 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hope it comes to their tablets too.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I had the feature on my 1520 on 8.1 and with every W10 Insider build. I don't know what the big deal is.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because the newer phones that supported the tech didn't get it out of the box. aka 950xl. Phones that had support already aka 1520, never had it removed. The article should be updated to represent this.

12. PhoneFixer unregistered

OMG I had this feature in year 203-2014 on Huawei and Vivo smartphones

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's also on Windows Phones from 2013, like the Lumia 925. Windows Phones have had this feature.

3. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It's available on WP 8.1 on lumia 420.. what's the big deal? What's wrong with WP? Why Microsoft removed features from existing OS? This is called being stupid. Everytime I read an article of WP it seems I travelled 3yrs back in time

19. nighthawk_al

Posts: 55; Member since: May 23, 2014

They didn't remove it. The feature is not present only in 50 series, obviously a firmware issue. Older devices upgraded to W10 have it.

4. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Beyond belief. Unprecedented Space technology.

5. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

it was already there in my Lumia820

6. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

good news for me, it was the only way I opened my 930, and missed it when I got the 950xl, this was the only thing I didn't like about wm10

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

indeed, I was like, awwww, but now its gonna be back...im good to go

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have this feature on my old Lumia 925 running W8.1. I also have it on my Lumia 640 and 640xl, both of which are running the W10 Insider build.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

It appears that Microsoft has released W10 for Mobile as an "unfinished" product, with many software features not present on it upon its release that are present in WP8.1. While I don't agree with releasing unfinished products (software or otherwise), I do applaud Microsofts efforts "finishing" the software via updates at a very quick pace. I just hope that when the Surface Phone is released, it's a finished product, and not one with incomplete software.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This wasn't about an unfinished product. This was more about a feature being 'removed' in a sense for new phones because they felt it wasn't used often. People said, hey we do use it, MS was like alright the newer phones that support it will get it. Because the newer phones that supported the tech didn't get it out of the box. aka 950xl. Phones that had support already aka 1520, never had it removed. The article should be updated to represent this.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm aware of that. I say "unfinished" because of the features that were removed and are now being put back, like the one mentioned in this article and panorama. But you are correct, this article should be updated to represent the phones running Microsoft's OS that have it already.

13. TheTalkingMan

Posts: 4; Member since: May 18, 2016

Lg g4

14. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Turned it off. It keeps turning my screen on even when my phone's in pocket.

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

try turning off high sensitivity...same thing for me here, cortana would always launch on my 1520

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