How to disable iOS 10's Raise to Wake display feature: an illustrated guide

With iOS 10, Apple is bringing a useful feature to the crowds - Raise to Wake, which does exactly what it sounds like. Pick up your phone from, say, a flat surface, and voila, the display will light up, showing you your lock screen and all of the notifications you might have on it. Still, have in mind it will only work on iPhones with the M9 co-processor on board: the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and the iPhone SE.

Although we've seen it before on Android where it manifested under "Ambient Display" and some other names, we're still happy that iOS has scored such a useful feature. It uses the M9 co-processor to determine if you are raising the iPhone or not.

However, there are usually folks that are not keen on new functionalities and are eager to do away with them. Sadly, we believe Raise to Wake won't be popular with all iOS users. For all those that might not be content with Raise to Wake, we compiled a handy guide that shows you how to promptly have it disabled.



1. phoneaddict1on

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Wave-to-wake like in the OP3 would have been a more useful feature. You dont have to touch the phone, just wave your hand over the screen.

2. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Both should be available in the same device. Raise to wake for when you want to see and act on your notifications. Wave-to-wake for just a quick glance at notifications...

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Would make a good replacement for Ambient display on my OnePlus One. Love how simple apps readily available on the Play Store can add deep system functionality to the entire OS on Android.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

No problem BTW that app only wakes your phone up when removing from your pocket or lifting of a table It doesn't have an Ambient display feature Try AcDisplay

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple needs to re-haul the Settings Menu... seems like they're sticking new features just anywhere barely remotely relevant... LOL

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple really run out of idea if they need to copy features from Samsung deem gimmick by their own fan base.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's not like Samsung never copied from Apple, they've all copied each other to be honest.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

You do realize that Apple had raise to activate a feature for years: like raise to activate Siri. This is just applied to a different feature.

11. zaharioudakinamial

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Thank you. This was very helpful. I had no idea how to disable the raise to wake. Tbh I hate that feature as I use my phone often for music and hate the screen opening everytime I moved

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