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  1. classact's Avatar
    How To Enable Double Tap Wake Or Sleep On Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+
    https://www.techjunkie.com/enable-do...-galaxy-s9-s9/
    Thank you, but unfortunately that is exactly where my entire journey started -- I found that article with a Google search at the outset. And then I tried it and it doesn't work. I even thought about notifying the author that it doesn't work. Maybe the S9 was still running Oreo when he wrote that?
    11-16-2019 06:24 PM
  2. cardboard60's Avatar
    Think it's also about which version of update you have.
    I'd call your carrier or go into a store or best buy.
    Ask if they can help.
    11-16-2019 07:08 PM
  3. classact's Avatar
    I emailed tech support for the makers of Nova Launcher, TeslaCoil Apps, and asked if there's any way to make this work or if I'm simply out of luck because of the OS and device not providing it as stock. Here's what they wrote back (quite quickly I might add):

    "Correct. When the device screen is off, no app, including Nova, has any access to your device in any way. Anything that happens at that time is totally up to your device."
    11-17-2019 03:59 PM
  4. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    There is an option for HARD PRESS HOME BUTTON to wake the phone. As long as it's not locked, it will go to the home screen.
    I keep my phone unlocked with SMART LOCK and Gear watch and use this option.
    11-17-2019 06:54 PM
  5. classact's Avatar
    There is an option for HARD PRESS HOME BUTTON to wake the phone. As long as it's not locked, it will go to the home screen.
    I keep my phone unlocked with SMART LOCK and Gear watch and use this option.
    Eureka! This works! Thank you for this!

    Now, to figure out how to use taps or gestures to get back into an active screen when on a phone call. At present, with stock/defaults, when on a call nothing seems to bring me past a black screen -- until I, uh, contort my hand and tap the power button on the side of the phone, which is usually sitting flat on my desk. Is there a way to change this, preferably without having to go to Nova Launcher?
    11-19-2019 03:30 PM
  6. bennett22's Avatar
    Thank you to all who have been helping me with this.

    Man, what a challenge! Am I the only one who works all day with the device sitting on my desk in front of me and wants to tap and swipe to use it, without having to lift it up off the desk or maneuver to hit the Power button to wake it -- which is required literally many dozens of times a day?

    I had decided to resign myself to using a Bluetooth connection to keep the phone unlocked, which is certainly not as secure as I'd like but I have to consider usability at well. At least that would enhance productivity compared to first waking the phone and then unlocking the phone with taps and gestures dozens of times a day. I hoped with perpetual Bluetooth "unlock," a single-tap on a black screen would get me "in."

    In fact, one thing I found that makes it less of a concern to be keeping the phone unlocked when on a Bluetooth connection is the Lockdown option, though it does require remembering to manually activate it when, say, leaving the phone (and Bluetooth device) in the locker at the gym or taking off the waist pack for a swim.

    There's just one problem, though! While using a Bluetooth connection can keep the phone "unlocked," it seems it will not keep the phone "awake!" And for that, one still needs to hit the power button on the side of the phone!

    The only choice left is keeping the screen on all day with the device sitting on a charger all day, and burning out the battery life really quick at about $130 a shot to replace the battery -- and probably ending up with screen burn-in, requiring a new screen periodically at about $230?

    Either someone at Samsung or Google really missed the mark with this, or Samsung is trying to push people to buy an S10 or Note10 for the on-display fingerprint sensor.

    Maybe this will come to the attention of a development team and be "fixed" in an update, though that seems highly unlikely at this stage.

    Maybe it will be there if and when Android 10 is released for the S9?
    if you're going to use bluetooth to keep the phone unlocked with a trusted device (i do this with my samsung watch) and are using the aod, then you can double tap on the notification icon and swipe to unlock the phone. you can also do like i do, just push and hold the home icon thats also present with aod and the screen will just come on. you can also do that if you want to without a trusted device to keep it unlocked and you will have to enter a password or whatever security you have enabled. settings-display-navigation bar-unlock with home button
    11-22-2019 09:28 PM
  7. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    if you're going to use bluetooth to keep the phone unlocked with a trusted device (i do this with my samsung watch) and are using the aod, then you can double tap on the notification icon and swipe to unlock the phone. you can also do like i do, just push and hold the home icon thats also present with aod and the screen will just come on. you can also do that if you want to without a trusted device to keep it unlocked and you will have to enter a password or whatever security you have enabled. settings-display-navigation bar-unlock with home button
    You can also turn on wave to wake. Then, waving over the top speaker / front camera area will take the phone from the AOD to the lock screen.

    I really do not understand double tap on the notification not taking you to that app, without having to swipe up, to open the home page. That's not much different than opening the home screen through whatever method and then pulling down the notification shade and tapping the notification.
    11-22-2019 10:09 PM
  8. classact's Avatar
    Turns out hard/long press of the home icon (or rather of the location where it would be) works even before the AOD is invoked with a tap -- in fact, there's no need to bring up the AOD at all.

    And hard/long press of that location brings the phone display back up when it's gone black when on a call. (I found nothing else that does except hitting the power button.)
    11-24-2019 06:21 AM
  9. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Turns out hard/long press of the home icon (or rather of the location where it would be) works even before the AOD is invoked with a tap -- in fact, there's no need to bring up the AOD at all.

    And hard/long press of that location brings the phone display back up when it's gone black when on a call. (I found nothing else that does except hitting the power button.)
    I reckon that's so. I've not used the AOD on tap.
    My AOD is on when I'm not asleep. That was my point of reference.
    Apologies, for not being more clear.
    11-24-2019 05:01 PM
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