05-19-2014 09:58 AM
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  1. snocone's Avatar
    Go into Settings>Display & gestures>Motion Launch gestures and be sure Motion Launch gestures on the resulting screen is checked. When you have this function turned on - with screen off, lift the phone up to portrait and double tap the screen or swipe from the left/right or swipe down from top half of screen or swipe up from bottom half of screen to wake the phone into the various modes. When you do it right you will feel a haptic feedback (slight vibration). If it is not working with the setting turned on and performing the wake gestures correctly you may have some issue that needs resolving.
    thanks for the reply, i just realized its for the htc one 8, i have the 7
    04-05-2014 06:22 PM
  2. Skyway's Avatar
    Go into Settings>Display & gestures>Motion Launch gestures and be sure Motion Launch gestures on the resulting screen is checked. When you have this function turned on - with screen off, lift the phone up to portrait and double tap the screen or swipe from the left/right or swipe down from top half of screen or swipe up from bottom half of screen to wake the phone into the various modes. When you do it right you will feel a haptic feedback (slight vibration). If it is not working with the setting turned on and performing the wake gestures correctly you may have some issue that needs resolving.
    You don't necessarily have to pick the device up, you can use these gestures when it is laying down as well

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    04-05-2014 07:45 PM
  3. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    not sure if you guys knew this but you can swipe up from the home button and use that app to sleep.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-05-2014 08:06 PM
  4. Ewing33855's Avatar
    HTC had put the power button on the side. I cant reach the power button without having to completely juggle the phone in my hand or use my other hand. Its really annoying. The controls to turn the phone on are great, but turning it on invariably leads to turning it off.

    Does it just not bother you or have you figured something out that I haven't?
    I have an LG g2 for work and the nice thing is if you double tap on an empty space on the home screen, it'll turn the phone off. Hopefully it's a software upgrade.

    Sent from my HTC One M8
    04-05-2014 09:03 PM
  5. xs11e's Avatar
    I'm also coming from a GS3 and a GS4 and I really like the top power button, on the Samsung phones I often hit the power button by mistake. I never do that on the M8 or my previous HTC phones.



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    04-05-2014 10:29 PM
  6. nyc_rock's Avatar
    I've starting using my index finger rather than my thumb. It's awkward, but do able.

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    04-06-2014 05:33 AM
  7. Kibbster's Avatar
    You don't necessarily have to pick the device up, you can use these gestures when it is laying down as well

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    Can you?
    I've never been able to use the HTC gestures without lifting the phone first.
    With that screen on/off app I have to tape the screen multiple times to turn it on when the phone is on the desk but it does work (eventually.)
    Turning off the screen that app works perfectly, I guess with the HTC gesture interferes with the app doing the same job but with different requirements when turning the screen on.
    04-06-2014 06:45 AM
  8. mhunter6378's Avatar
    Can you?
    I've never been able to use the HTC gestures without lifting the phone first.
    With that screen on/off app I have to tape the screen multiple times to turn it on when the phone is on the desk but it does work (eventually.)
    Turning off the screen that app works perfectly, I guess with the HTC gesture interferes with the app doing the same job but with different requirements when turning the screen on.
    In my experience, when the phone has been laying still, just double tapping the screen (or any other gesture) will not work to wake the phone. However, if I move the phone (even slightly) the gesture works first time - every time. I suppose it needs some movement to wake the sensors from sleep in order to recognize the motion gesture.
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    04-06-2014 07:05 AM
  9. haevolution's Avatar
    I don't mind the power button being on top and can reach it just wish it was a bit bigger and maybe stuck out a bit. Having said that I've gotten used to it and hit it first try usually with the reach up index finger method. After putting this awesome case on it (clear so I can still enjoy the aesthetics of the phone) it is even easier to find it.

    Key Case Slim Hardshell
    04-06-2014 08:51 AM
  10. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    In my experience, when the phone has been laying still, just double tapping the screen (or any other gesture) will not work to wake the phone. However, if I move the phone (even slightly) the gesture works first time - every time. I suppose it needs some movement to wake the sensors from sleep in order to recognize the motion gesture.
    It does need motion. Even the slightest bit. That's why when the little help screen pops up for each motion the first time you use the phone, it says to pick the phone up in portrait mode and double tap(or swipe). And in the setting it says that too. Also, hence the name, motion launch. It still works sometimes without motion. And I wish you could always do it whenever, without motion.

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    04-06-2014 11:05 AM
  11. Skyway's Avatar
    It does need motion. Even the slightest bit. That's why when the little help screen pops up for each motion the first time you use the phone, it says to pick the phone up in portrait mode and double tap(or swipe). And in the setting it says that too. Also, hence the name, motion launch. It still works sometimes without motion. And I wish you could always do it whenever, without motion.

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    I just tested it multiple times with the phone lying completely flat on a table. Double tap to wake and double tap to sleep worked every time. You could argue that tapping causes slight motion due to the curved back, but it still works nonetheless

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    04-06-2014 11:41 AM
  12. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    I just tested it multiple times with the phone lying completely flat on a table. Double tap to wake and double tap to sleep worked every time. You could argue that tapping causes slight motion due to the curved back, but it still works nonetheless

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    Yeah and I've been able to do so as well. But there are times when it doesn't work. But the feature is definitely worth it non the less and I'm glad its there.

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    04-06-2014 11:47 AM
  13. Skyway's Avatar
    Yeah and I've been able to do so as well. But there are times when it doesn't work. But the feature is definitely worth it non the less and I'm glad its there.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    I hear ya, in the times when the double tap to wake didn't work, sliding up always did for me. I agree, motion launch makes it a whole lot easier to use the phone and I'm really glad it's there

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    04-06-2014 11:51 AM
  14. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/06/ge6ase7a.jpg not sure if you guys knew this but you can swipe up from the home button and use that app to sleep.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    You know, I was always wondering why you would do that... But it is actually more convenient for those who do not use Google Now, or are okay with setting Google Now to another gesture with Nova, as you can then shut off the screen no matter where you are in the phone.

    With Nova Launcher/third party launcher gestures, you have to be on a homescreen to activate the gesture.

    I think I'll try this out for a while and then see how it is... I don't use Google Now that much, but we'll see.
    04-07-2014 08:18 AM
  15. scottysize's Avatar
    I hate where the power button is, but it's not an issue until I go to put it to sleep. I'm use to double tapping, because I'm coming from a G2, so I'm glad they built that feature in. I just wished they had gone ahead and built in the double tap to turn off the screen. Then I wouldn't care where the power button is.
    04-07-2014 08:41 AM
  16. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    You know, I was always wondering why you would do that... But it is actually more convenient for those who do not use Google Now, or are okay with setting Google Now to another gesture with Nova, as you can then shut off the screen no matter where you are in the phone.

    With Nova Launcher/third party launcher gestures, you have to be on a homescreen to activate the gesture.

    I think I'll try this out for a while and then see how it is... I don't use Google Now that much, but we'll see.
    I've been using this for a couple days now. And I do use Google now a lot. But damn is this convenient. So far I've been good with just using the search widget to access Google now.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-07-2014 08:59 AM
  17. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    I've been using this for a couple days now. And I do use Google now a lot. But damn is this convenient. So far I've been good with just using the search widget to access Google now.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    Oy, I hate that search widget haha. Now I have to just get used to swiping to turn off the screen versus Home-->Double Tap.

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    I can kind of understand not putting in double-tap-to-sleep, as a way to avoid having people accidentally turning off the screen, perhaps. I just feel like the power button is incredibly fragile (even if it may not be) so I want to avoid using it =\
    04-07-2014 09:45 AM
  18. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    Oy, I hate that search widget haha. Now I have to just get used to swiping to turn off the screen versus Home-->Double Tap.

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    I can kind of understand not putting in double-tap-to-sleep, as a way to avoid having people accidentally turning off the screen, perhaps. I just feel like the power button is incredibly fragile (even if it may not be) so I want to avoid using it =\
    I don't really like it either but I compromised... for now. Lol you were able to double tap home to sleep?

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    04-07-2014 10:09 AM
  19. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    To the OP: DEAR GOD NO!

    I came from the Note II with power button on the side and the amount of times I accidentally hit it while holding was far too numerous! So annoying when reading something on the screen and it goes black because I hit it by accident.

    Or watching a film on it in landscape and resting it on its side would sometimes catch the power button.

    Grr! Glad M8 has it on top.

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    04-07-2014 10:11 AM
  20. raichur0xx0rz's Avatar
    I don't really like it either but I compromised... for now. Lol you were able to double tap home to sleep?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    With Nova I could actually double tap home to sleep.... Gosh, you're giving me so many options now haha

    I meant that I would usually have to hit Home to go to a home screen, then double tap a space to turn it off. I could change the settings so that hitting the home button on a home screen will shut off the screen... but in practice it's a bit slower than swiping the home button.

    If you have animation on in the developer settings, then you have to wait for the phone to fade to the home screen, then tap Home again to turn off.

    If you disable animations in dev settings then it's a tad faster but still need to do a slow-ish double tap.
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    04-07-2014 12:01 PM
  21. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    With Nova I could actually double tap home to sleep.... Gosh, you're giving me so many options now haha

    I meant that I would usually have to hit Home to go to a home screen, then double tap a space to turn it off. I could change the settings so that hitting the home button on a home screen will shut off the screen... but in practice it's a bit slower than swiping the home button.

    If you have animation on in the developer settings, then you have to wait for the phone to fade to the home screen, then tap Home again to turn off.

    If you disable animations in dev settings then it's a tad faster but still need to do a slow-ish double tap.
    Ah I see. Also with the swipe up to sleep, you can stay in an app if you wanted to so you can unlock right back into that app. I like doing that a lot, especially for texting.

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    04-07-2014 12:04 PM
  22. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    To the OP: DEAR GOD NO!

    I came from the Note II with power button on the side and the amount of times I accidentally hit it while holding was far too numerous! So annoying when reading something on the screen and it goes black because I hit it by accident.

    Or watching a film on it in landscape and resting it on its side would sometimes catch the power button.

    Grr! Glad M8 has it on top.
    Hmmm, you must have been holding it wrong. Never had that problem with my Note 2. The power and volume buttons are far enough up on the sides that there is still plenty of room at the middle of the phone to hold it while still being able to easily reach the buttons if needed. For the same reason, it's also pretty easy to put the phone on its side in something like the Samsung Note 2 Stand and Spare Battery Charger (pic below) where the button(s) hang off the edge.

    It's all personal preference though. I never liked the power button on the top of my old Thunderbolt (always felt like a pain to have to reach up to the top of the phone), a much smaller device than the One.

    Honestly, I could deal with the size of the HTC One (M8) if only....-eb-h1j9vmagsta_1_400_wbattery_1.jpg
    04-07-2014 12:05 PM
  23. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Hmmm, you must have been holding it wrong. Never had that problem with my Note 2. The power and volume buttons are far enough up on the sides that there is still plenty of room at the middle of the phone to hold it while still being able to easily reach the buttons if needed. For the same reason, it's also pretty easy to put the phone on its side in something like the Samsung Note 2 Stand and Spare Battery Charger (pic below) where the button(s) hang off the edge.

    It's all personal preference though. I never liked the power button on the top of my old Thunderbolt (always felt like a pain to have to reach up to the top of the phone), a much smaller device than the One.

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    Ooh couldn't find the part in the manual that detailed how to hold your phone correctly

    Button height largely depends on how you hold it I guess. But I'm certainly not lying! Had my Note II for a year and on the whole have nothing but good things to say about it. But the power button issue happened too often for my liking. I also had issue with the volume keys. You could quite easily inadvertently adjust the volume, especially when using a flip case.

    I see your point about the charger desktop holder but to be honest I'm unlikely to carry that around on my commute by train just to hold the Note II!

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    04-07-2014 02:15 PM
  24. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Ooh couldn't find the part in the manual that detailed how to hold your phone correctly

    Button height largely depends on how you hold it I guess. But I'm certainly not lying! Had my Note II for a year and on the whole have nothing but good things to say about it. But the power button issue happened too often for my liking. I also had issue with the volume keys. You could quite easily inadvertently adjust the volume, especially when using a flip case.

    I see your point about the charger desktop holder but to be honest I'm unlikely to carry that around on my commute by train just to hold the Note II!
    Guess I was just a little surprised it could be an issue considering the size of the Note 2, where about 2/3rds of its sides don't have buttons of any kind. IMO, that makes it very easy to hold portrait or landscape without even getting close to the buttons. However, I could see how it may be an issue if you hold a phone more toward the top. Doing so would also make it easier to reach a power button on the top. But myself, I tend to hold a phone in the middle/lower middle (below any buttons), so trying to reach a power button on the top feels very awkward. I'd have to slide my hold further up the phone which also doesn't feel right. That's what appears to be the case for some with the HTC One (M8). So I think it's understandable why they don't like it.
    04-07-2014 03:06 PM
  25. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Guess I was just a little surprised it could be an issue considering the size of the Note 2, where about 2/3rds of its sides don't have buttons of any kind. IMO, that makes it very easy to hold portrait or landscape without even getting close to the buttons. However, I could see how it may be an issue if you hold a phone more toward the top. Doing so would also make it easier to reach a power button on the top. But myself, I tend to hold a phone in the middle/lower middle (below any buttons), so trying to reach a power button on the top feels very awkward. I'd have to slide my hold further up the phone which also doesn't feel right. That's what appears to be the case for some with the HTC One (M8). So I think it's understandable why they don't like it.
    I too tend to hold a phone middle-to-lower. However rotating to landscape in your hands could knock the power button sitting quite proud of the body. Things like that used to happen.

    Honestly don't see the issue with power button on top. Its not a hardship just tap the button to with your left (assuming you're holding it with your right - or vice~versa) index finger!?

    Although, I confess that before I jumped on the Android ship with the Note II, I went through four generations of iPhone where the power button is on top :P So its kind of homely feeling lol

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    04-07-2014 03:12 PM
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