1. elysm1's Avatar
    Is it possible? This is a feature that I have really been missing.

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    03-30-2015 05:18 PM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    Is it possible? This is a feature that I have really been missing.

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    I haven't seen any good apps that function very well.
    03-30-2015 05:25 PM
  3. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    There's a button. Single tap to wake. I can see wanting doubletap when you don't have hardware buttons on the front to use as a wake, but you got a nice big home button on Samsungs, that's why they never did it.
    03-30-2015 06:54 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I admit its a pretty useful feature as I use it on my Z3. I don't think its a native feature on the S6, but there are apps that can allow you to do this
    03-30-2015 06:56 PM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    Let me suggest this one function when you can "magically" wave atop the phone's proximity sensor to wake it up.

    I used the word "magically", because I was told by a colleague that it looks very much like magic.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...yscreenofffree
    03-30-2015 06:56 PM
  6. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    The home button negate the need for double tap to wake.

    It's a nice feature for phones that don't have a home button on the face of the device, but I don't think it's necessary for the S6.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
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    03-30-2015 06:58 PM
  7. clevin's Avatar
    The home button negate the need for double tap to wake.

    It's a nice feature for phones that don't have a home button on the face of the device, but I don't think it's necessary for the S6.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    alternative waking method is still needed since both home and power button may stop working through time.
    03-30-2015 07:01 PM
  8. elysm1's Avatar
    I admit its a pretty useful feature as I use it on my Z3. I don't think its a native feature on the S6, but there are apps that can allow you to do this
    Would you be willing to recommend any? I've searched and found none.......
    04-18-2015 08:46 PM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    alternative waking method is still needed since both home and power button may stop working through time.
    Maybe an update to use one of the volume buttons or both.
    04-18-2015 08:49 PM
  10. elysm1's Avatar
    The home button negate the need for double tap to wake.

    It's a nice feature for phones that don't have a home button on the face of the device, but I don't think it's necessary for the S6.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    I didn't create this thread to argue the usefulness, or necessity of the feature. I created it because I believe it's a useful feature despite the physical home button and would like to find a compromise.
    04-18-2015 08:52 PM
  11. elysm1's Avatar
    Maybe an update to use one of the volume buttons or both.
    I know it sounds silly to most, but I just want to be able to double tap to wake.....it's simple and easy, there's no fumbling around for physical buttons; you pick up the phone, double tap wherever and the phone wakes up. It's a feature that I would put on par with the double tap home button to wake the camera on the s6. I may be in the minority.
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    04-18-2015 08:55 PM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    I know it sounds silly to most, but I just want to be able to double tap to wake.....it's simple and easy, there's no fumbling around for physical buttons; you pick up the phone, double tap wherever and the phone wakes up. It's a feature that I would put on par with the double tap home button to wake the camera on the s6. I may be in the minority.
    Not silly. Be patient in the interim.
    04-18-2015 08:59 PM
  13. npaladin-2000's Avatar
    I know it sounds silly to most, but I just want to be able to double tap to wake.....it's simple and easy, there's no fumbling around for physical buttons; you pick up the phone, double tap wherever and the phone wakes up. It's a feature that I would put on par with the double tap home button to wake the camera on the s6. I may be in the minority.
    It's not silly per-se, but the availability of the hardware home button as a wake method is a very good reason why they haven't expended effort in the area. And having to keep the touch layer active all the time like that probably has a battery life penalty (how significant I have no idea).
    04-18-2015 09:48 PM
  14. elysm1's Avatar
    It's not silly per-se, but the availability of the hardware home button as a wake method is a very good reason why they haven't expended effort in the area. And having to keep the touch layer active all the time like that probably has a battery life penalty (how significant I have no idea).
    That's a good point, and one that I hadn't really considered.
    04-19-2015 07:28 AM
  15. dancing-bass's Avatar
    This is a feature that I have really been missing
    I hear you. My main device is an LG G3 that also has the "double tap to wake" feature. It's so instinctive when I use another device (my S4 that I sometimes switch to, or when I borrow/use someone else's phone) I automatically doubletap the screen and then stare at it confused for a second or 2 when the screen doesn't come on!

    Home button wake is fine - and it doesn't take me long to re-learn to use it instead of doubletap, but it sure is convenient!
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    04-19-2015 07:54 AM
  16. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I know it sounds silly to most, but I just want to be able to double tap to wake.....it's simple and easy, there's no fumbling around for physical buttons; you pick up the phone, double tap wherever and the phone wakes up. It's a feature that I would put on par with the double tap home button to wake the camera on the s6. I may be in the minority.
    Yeah fair enough. I get what you're saying. It's a nice feature, but the home button negates the need for it. If they did include it, it kind of wouldn't have made sense.

    I actually think an even better feature would be if the screen would wake up if you looked at it. So if it's on the bench stable, you pick it up - it detects that it's been moved, then it activates the front facing camera, it detects you're looking at the phone, then it wakes the screen up.

    Kind of like Smart Stay (where the screen doesn't turn off if you're looking at it), but for waking up the screen. Don't know if that's a smart feature or not, but I think it would be kinda cool.
    04-19-2015 05:49 PM

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