09-13-2019 06:13 AM
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  1. eric002's Avatar
    If anyone used the double tap to wake gesture on the phone does it work consistently all of the time for you? Mine still doesn't work 100% of the time for some reason. Sometimes I feel like just turning it off and hitting the power button. Lol.
    09-05-2019 09:48 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Would help if you let us know which phone you're referring to (not all phones are created equal). No issues that I've noticed on mine, but I'm not running Android 10 (Note 10+ running the last dessert)
    09-05-2019 10:41 AM
  3. johnfishcurtis's Avatar
    Pixel 2 XL, double tap to wake isn't working for me.
    09-05-2019 10:46 AM
  4. cbreze's Avatar
    Pixel 2 here and it works about 90% of the time.
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    09-05-2019 12:35 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    forgive me, thought I was in the pixel 3XL forum lol I'm on my pixel 3XL double tap to wake feature is inconsistent still...
    09-05-2019 02:44 PM
  6. idiotekniques's Avatar
    Pixel 2xl here and it doesn't work well for me either
    09-06-2019 11:38 AM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    Oh wow, how very interesting. I love the feature of double tapping to wake up the lock screen, but if it fails when I have a lot of notifications or when it's really important, I might just have to turn the future back off again.
    09-06-2019 12:08 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It works pretty consistently for me so far on my 3 XL. It's worth noting that on Pie, it sometimes wouldn't respond the first time I double-tapped.
    09-06-2019 12:54 PM
  9. jlgraham's Avatar
    I've noticed that the double tap feature didn't work 100% of the time on Android 9 Pie (Pixel 3XL), probably 90% of the time. Sometimes it took two or three tries, sometimes it just flat out wouldn't work, and I'd have to hit the power button / fingerprint sensor to get the screen to wake up (even though I have the "lift to wake" feature enabled as well).

    I received the Android 10 update this morning and so far double tap and lift to wake have worked every time, but it's only been about 4 hours so time will tell.
    09-06-2019 01:45 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    It works pretty consistently for me so far on my 3 XL. It's worth noting that on Pie, it sometimes wouldn't respond the first time I double-tapped.
    I've noticed that the double tap feature didn't work 100% of the time on Android 9 Pie (Pixel 3XL), probably 90% of the time. Sometimes it took two or three tries, sometimes it just flat out wouldn't work, and I'd have to hit the power button / fingerprint sensor to get the screen to wake up (even though I have the "lift to wake" feature enabled as well).

    I received the Android 10 update this morning and so far double tap and lift to wake have worked every time, but it's only been about 4 hours so time will tell.
    Actually, to be honest with you, on Android 10 pixel 3XL, when I have important notifications and a lot of them and I need to get at them, and I keep on double tapping to wake the lock screen, there have been a few times where it doesn't wake at all. I have to hit the power button just to see notifications from the lock screen. most the time it works but I would say there is a 10% that doesn't.
    09-06-2019 02:13 PM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Double tap works 100% of the time for me now, but it didn't always, you have to learn the force and speed that the phones algorithms expect. You need to make a firm tap, wait a split second then make the second tap and wait a second for the phone to do it's thing lol.

    I was tapping to fast and not forcefully enough originally. You don't have to hammer the screen, just follow through more with your taps :-P
    eric002 likes this.
    09-08-2019 07:11 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Double tap works 100% of the time for me now, but it didn't always, you have to learn the force and speed that the phones algorithms expect. You need to make a firm tap, wait a split second then make the second tap and wait a second for the phone to do it's thing lol.

    I was tapping to fast and not forcefully enough originally. You don't have to hammer the screen, just follow through more with your taps :-P
    Gotcha, thanks for the tip, I'll have to give that a shot next time.
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    09-08-2019 08:57 AM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    Double tap works 100% of the time for me now, but it didn't always, you have to learn the force and speed that the phones algorithms expect. You need to make a firm tap, wait a split second then make the second tap and wait a second for the phone to do it's thing lol.

    I was tapping to fast and not forcefully enough originally. You don't have to hammer the screen, just follow through more with your taps :-P
    Damn dude, the right. Learning the algorithms and the double tap pattern and slowing yourself down really does work!
    J Dubbs likes this.
    09-09-2019 05:19 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    Double tap works 100% of the time for me now, but it didn't always, you have to learn the force and speed that the phones algorithms expect. You need to make a firm tap, wait a split second then make the second tap and wait a second for the phone to do it's thing lol.

    I was tapping to fast and not forcefully enough originally. You don't have to hammer the screen, just follow through more with your taps :-P
    I just tried slowing down the double tap to wake up, and for few minutes It just wouldn't work. Unfortunately, I think I am just going to turn the future off.
    09-09-2019 06:03 PM
  15. J Dubbs's Avatar
    I just tried slowing down the double tap to wake up, and for few minutes It just wouldn't work. Unfortunately, I think I am just going to turn the future off.
    Eric I also noticed that if I had the phone part way lifted where the lift to wake setting kicks in it wouldn't always work. It seems to work best either mostly flat or mostly upright. I keep my lift to wake feature on because I like it... but you could just shut everything off except the double tap to wake and it might work very well for you and save you battery ;-)
    09-10-2019 02:07 AM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    Eric I also noticed that if I had the phone part way lifted where the lift to wake setting kicks in it wouldn't always work. It seems to work best either mostly flat or mostly upright. I keep my lift to wake feature on because I like it... but you could just shut everything off except the double tap to wake and it might work very well for you and save you battery ;-)
    Actually you know it's funny, I'm trying to lift to wake future a little bit more so now. I know that I can just hit the power button but that just seems so old fashioned so to speak. I like the gesture controls honestly a lot. The double tap to weight feature by itself isn't consistent and it's not always reliable unfortunately. The reason I haven't really used the lift weight feature of the phone in the past, as I feel like whenever I'm holding my phone in the air and I wave it around or whatever It's going to activate the screen but I'll have to test it out more someone see if I like it. It is definitely more sensitive than the double tap to wake future for the lock screen. There is no question about that. Thanks for the help that was so far!

    here's a quick update for you, I've tried the lift to wake gesture feature. It's definitely more sensitive than the other one, but it seems to me like every time I move the phone a little bit it wakes the lock screen up which I also don't necessarily want. I guess we'll just use a power button from now on.
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    09-10-2019 06:28 AM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Double tap to wake doesn't always work on my Pixel 2.
    09-10-2019 07:30 AM
  18. eric002's Avatar
    Double tap to wake doesn't always work on my Pixel 2.
    I really try to like double tap to make just your picture on my 3XL, but unfortunately like I said, sometimes when I get notifications , especially important notifications every now and then it fails to work. Last night for example I had a few different notifications from emails And the double tap to wake feature didn't work at all. I finally disabled it and right now I'm just using the power button to highlight my lock screen.
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    09-10-2019 07:36 AM
  19. cbreze's Avatar
    Double tap works maybe 90% of the time for me and pixel 2. Lift to wake was way to sensitive and woke up in my pocket all the time with little effort. To solve the pocket problem I needed to insert it upside down. But consequently it would wake when barely moved one way or the other when out of pocket. Just got to annoying so I went back to the power button which works 100% of the time.
    09-10-2019 11:32 AM
  20. eric002's Avatar
    Double tap works maybe 90% of the time for me and pixel 2. Lift to wake was way to sensitive and woke up in my pocket all the time with little effort. To solve the pocket problem I needed to insert it upside down. But consequently it would wake when barely moved one way or the other when out of pocket. Just got to annoying so I went back to the power button which works 100% of the time.
    Yeah, right, the double tap to wake feature is have is less sensitive and inconsistent and not functional all the time, and the Lyft to wake feature is hypersensitive and second I move my phone my lock screen brightens up! Like I said whatever I want to highlight my lock screen, from now on, I'm just going to hit my power button lol
    09-10-2019 12:00 PM
  21. Stanley Kubrick's Avatar
    I think when any phone with this feature sits for more than a few minutes sleeping as it were...the app that controls double tap to wake also get's pushed out of memory to save battery. Therefore the first tap tells the phone to wake up, and the second tap tells the screen to turn on. My $0.02
    09-10-2019 03:03 PM
  22. eric002's Avatar
    I think when any phone with this feature sits for more than a few minutes sleeping as it were...the app that controls double tap to wake also get's pushed out of memory to save battery. Therefore the first tap tells the phone to wake up, and the second tap tells the screen to turn on. My $0.02
    well, you could be right. Yesterday night when the double tap to wake feature my phone failed, that was out the several different times where I double tapped it slowly , and quickly , and slowly , quickly, etc. Nothing I did would wake the lock screen unfortunately.
    09-10-2019 07:13 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    I really try to like double tap to make just your picture on my 3XL, but unfortunately like I said, sometimes when I get notifications , especially important notifications every now and then it fails to work. Last night for example I had a few different notifications from emails And the double tap to wake feature didn't work at all. I finally disabled it and right now I'm just using the power button to highlight my lock screen.
    I'm wondering why it can be kind of finicky. Maybe it's because my fingers are sweaty or dirty; maybe I'm not tapping quicky enough... But I'm not sure.
    09-11-2019 06:32 PM
  24. eric002's Avatar
    I'm wondering why it can be kind of finicky. Maybe it's because my fingers are sweaty or dirty; maybe I'm not tapping quicky enough... But I'm not sure.
    Yeah like I said I tried every combination. Now I'm just hitting the power button like normal. I just simply don't get it.
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    09-11-2019 07:55 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah like I said I tried every combination. Now I'm just hitting the power button like normal. I just simply don't get it.
    Hopefully future updates may help fix this - I'm unsure if it's hardware or software.
    09-12-2019 07:40 AM
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