iPhone Is there anyway to wake up a device without pressing power/home button?

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  1. TheSacredSoul macrumors 6502a

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    For example, a swipe up gesture from the bottom of the screen, a la Blackberry 10.

    Or is this impossible due to hardware limitations?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No well unless the screen is active for a notification of power being connected then you can swipe
     
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    There's a tweak called VUnlock in Cydia. It uses the volume buttons to unlock the phone. Don't know if it will work on 6.0-6.1
     
  4. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, no I don't mean using any physical buttons. Just solely on gestures.
     
  5. Dorkington macrumors 6502a

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    The screen would have to be on, but you can set up activator to unlock the device with swipe gestures from the lock screen.
     
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    just scream at it; this wakes up my GF, everytime...
     
  9. 3bs macrumors 603

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    This is doable on Android so it's not a crazy idea. It's also doable on the new BB Z10 but I'm not sure if there's any extra hardware for that. On my Nexus 4 I can swipe on the screen either horizontally or vertically and it will turn it on.

    Video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtmxlnikTiQ
     
  10. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I got this thought from watching the BB10 video. I had no idea Androids could do that as well. Thanks for the video. The swipe up to close was already done by Zephyr months ago. But swipe to wake is still nice. Potential to use the iPhone without having to press a button anymore, coupled with activator and Zephyr. Maybe some dev can look into it and see if it's a possibility.
     
  11. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I can understand if all your buttons are broken, but what other reason is there to want that? Not being snarky, just curious. It can't save time or anything, and pressing a button isn't exactly hard.
     
  12. 3bs macrumors 603

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    It's useful for when you have the phone down on a table and you can just swipe across the screen to turn it on. It's also just easier to trigger whatever way you're holding the phone.
     
  13. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also useful if your button isn't functioning anymore ;)
     
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    That or throw some cold water:D
     
  15. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Cool beans, I can see that being useful for some, not something I need, but that's what's great about jail breaking.....the variety of ways ppl modify to suit their needs/tastes.
     
  16. TheSacredSoul thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Won't work with the screen off.
     
  17. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Probably not what you want, but just an idea, you could use Siri, install hands free control and tell Siri to do something (open mail?). Like I said, not what you mean but an option nonetheless.

    Would be quite cool for a tweak to add that control to Siri. 'Siri'..beep.....'unlock'....unlocks phone.
     
  18. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Personal preference. Same as your reason for not seeing the reason.
     
  19. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    You obviously failed to read my reply after that, all you've done is repeated what I've said. :rolleyes:
     
  20. ea9 macrumors regular

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    honestly that's my favorite root app on my nexus 4 and I really wish I could do the same with my iPhone. You don't realize how useful and quick gestures are until you use it for a day.

    Swipe to wake, patern unlock, in an app and locked one handed without having to move my hand around the phone.

    Silently praying for gestures in iOS7
     
  21. Kaiser99 macrumors member

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    Hands free control will allow Siri to wake up the phone when it's off it's listening all the time so just saying its name wakes up the phone, don't know about the battery usage though cant seem to get a straight answer from everyone so e say its fine some say its killing their battery but you could try it if you simply have to have a way of doing it
     
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    This ^

    It works fine on my 4S 6.1.2. YMMV.

    Edit: I should add, however, that the phone is technically not "off" but in sleep mode. My Blackberry had a timed wake-up feature - but again, the BB was only in sleep mode. The only way you could truly shut off a Blackberry was to physically remove its battery.
     
  23. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i could do without it. i butt dial enough people that i don't need my phone waking up everytime it moves around in my pocket.
     
  24. LithePanther macrumors 6502

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    Install Ask To Call. Won't ever butt dial again
     

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