Opening Lock Screen with Tilt

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  1. warburg, Oct 30, 2016
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    warburg macrumors 6502a

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    This is probably something that everyone but me understands, but I find it mysterious. I just "upgraded" from an iPhone 6 Plus to an iPhone 7 Plus, and I notice that when the phone is lying on a table or even is in my hand and is asleep, if I tilt it up, the lock screen sometimes appears, but only sometimes, without my having to touch the home button. I didn't have a 6s, so this is probably why the phenomenon is new to me. Is there a special way of raising the phone so that the lock screen appears every time without my needing to touch the home button rather than only occasionally.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's a feature of iOS 10 that works with the 6s and 7. Officially, it's called "raise to wake." It sounds like tilting the phone while it's laying in the table isn't quite enough to trigger the raise to wake function.
     
  3. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's right. I have to pick it up. What I don't understand is why it only seems to work sometimes.
     
  4. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

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    Try turning the feature off and then back on again.
     
  5. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you turn it off?
     
  6. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502

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    Settings->display & brightness
     
  7. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't come on if low power mode is on. Maybe that's why you're only seeing it sometimes.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    9 out of 10 times my raise to wake works perfectly. I love it.
     
  9. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Works for me every time
     
  10. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    Raise to wake is yet another feature that sounds good in theory but is more trouble than it's worth in practice.

    I turned it off.
     
  11. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the help everyone. Since there is a difference of opinion about how useful it is, I'll experiment with it.
     
  12. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Together with touch instead of press to unlock, it's as if it doesn't even have a lock on it when you're the rightful owner. Fantastic features.
     

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