How To Enable Double Tap To Wake Up On Nexus 6P

The beauty of Android is that it offers you a lot of handy features that other devices don’t. A great feature that is becoming more and more popular is double tap to wake up the screen. In today’s article we will learn how to enable double tap to wake up on Nexus 6P running Android Marshmallow firmware.

It will allow you to wake up your phone screen simply by taping quickly two times in the screen. In some devices this feature is very handy because of the oddly placed power button. For example it’s more comfortable to double tap two times on the screen and not press the power button like in LG G3, where the power button is located in its back.

In Nexus 6P it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have this feature because it has an easily accessible power button with and integrated fingerprint sensor. However there are plethora of users who like it so one developer at the XDA forum discovered the code you can use to enable double tap to wake up on Nexus 6P Marshmallow.

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In the giants smartphones is much easier to wake up the screen simply by taping twice on it rather than stretching your fingers to find the proper button. In Nexus 6P this feature is not enable by default but as long as you are rooted you can easy enable it.

So if you want to activate double tap to wake up on Nexus 6P you will need to root your device and then install Terminal Emulator App from Google Play Store. Once you do that make sure you have granted root access to Terminal Emulator and then put the following code:

echo 1 > /sys/devices/soc.0/f9924000.i2c/i2c-2/2-0070/input/input0/wake_gesture


Congratulations! You have successfully enabled double tap to wake up on Nexus 6P. According to the developer this is not a permanent solution. So if you restart your device you have to redo the whole process if you want to make it working again.

The developer say that he is working for a solution to make it permanent so until now enjoy it and try to avoid restaring your phone. If you have any other question feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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