Poll: Do you use Raise to wake function?

Do you use Raise to wake?

  • Yes

    Votes: 286 79.0%
  • No

    Votes: 76 21.0%

  • Total voters


macrumors regular
Mar 26, 2012
High Desert, CA, USA
I tried it...I find it shuts off too quickly, and I don't like that there's not a way to calibrate it at all. It doesn't activate in a way that's natural for how I use my device, so I disabled it.
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macrumors regular
Sep 9, 2016
I like the feature but like others said the screen goes back to sleep too quick. For example I picked up phone in middle of night to check time. Saw two texts on my screen but befor I could even read the preview of those texts it went back to sleep. Also sometimes pulling it out of my pocket it doesn't always wake when I want it to. Needs some adjustments...


macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
I use it, works extremely well for me. Nice to just tilt it toward me when its on my desk to see the time and notifications.

Took me a while to get used too it, muscle memory from years of not having that feature have me instinctively hitting the home/lock button especially when pulling it out of my pocket.
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macrumors 68040
Jul 1, 2008
Bostonian exiled in SoCal
After less than a week, I'm still getting used to it, and also have to stop myself from hitting the home button to see the screen, but I really like it. It isn't perfect, but it works.


macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2012
Nothing is perfect, but this really is the best feature ever in IOS 10 for the 6s and above. One less physical button to press. This is a great button saver and a quicker way to turn on the screen.

Like anything else, takes a while to get used to. Occasionally, it does not come on as intended due to the angle it was raised but I've learned to quickly placed it back in the horizontal position and raise it up to the vertical position and it just works. Easy!

It does turn on in my front pocket if standing up from a sitting position. That's like 3 seconds of screen on-time times the number of sitting/standing motions a day while it's in my pocket. So if I average that motion (while it is in my pocket) say 100 times a day, that's only 300 seconds or 5 minutes wasted screen-on time a day. Hardly a noticeable hit on battery life, unless one it obsessed about battery life.
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macrumors 65816
May 18, 2012
I'd like to use it, but being on a 6 and having decided to skip the 7 (hate the jack removal), I am unable.


macrumors 65816
May 18, 2012
are you going to skip all iphones from here on out? i don't think the headphone jack is coming back to those in the future.
I honestly don't know yet.

Have owned several iPhone models since the 3G, so have been a loyal customer and I'm out of contract now so should've been their ideal target market. We'll see what next year brings.


macrumors 603
Jun 22, 2007
Yup. And I also enable unlocking via Touch ID just by touching it (vs having to press it). So now I can unlock my 6S from standby without even physically pressing any button, just like my cheap Android (Vivo V3).
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