think we will see tap to wake on the upcoming ipad pro?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    This is one feature I love on my iphone x and seeing as face ID likely will be going to the ipad from the iphone x hopefully they add this feature and i imagine they might seeing as there's no home button. Think will be very useful to have when on your desk.
     
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    A lot of people don't realize that "tap to wake" is, actually, a feature of the OLED screen that is always on, but not spending a lot (if any) power. I don't think that is possible on LCD screens. Of course, Apple could come up with some wizardry, who knows? But most likely, this won't be available until iPads get OLED screens.

    I agree it would be cool, though. Imagine tapping the screen with Apple Pencil to enter the Notes app (without having to press the Power button first).
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I thought this worked on the 8? Maybe not then
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    No, it’s not on the 8, but I didn’t know that it was because of the display. I just figured it’s not necessary when there’s already a power button, home button, and raise to wake.
     
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    If they’re going to include FaceID this time around it’s going to have to at LEAST be raise to wake.
     
  6. mrklaw macrumors 68020

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    Nokia phones years ago had this, so it definitely is available on LCDs. I think it was part of the screen though
     
  7. aevan macrumors 68030

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    Nokia phones had OLED screens years ago. This feature was not available on LCD Nokia phones.
     
  8. uecker87 macrumors regular

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    Tap to wake was available all the way back in 2013 on the LG G2 (well they had double tap to wake). That was most definitely a LCD screen. It is not only available with OLED screens, although more battery certainly will be used with a LCD screen than an OLED.

    Many, many Android phones have had this feature while still on LCD. Now with OLED many Androids have Always On Display that constantly shows the time, date, and notification symbols.
     
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    Ok, did not know that. Thanks for the info. Maybe it's possible to have it on LCD screens. If that is the case, and battery cost is not too great, there is a good chance we'll see it on the new iPad Pro.
     
  10. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    you have to think with no home button apple would have something to wake the screen up.
     
  11. aevan macrumors 68030

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    Um, the power button?

    But, if it is technically possible to wake it by tapping the screen, I'm sure they'll add it.
     
  12. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

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    I already have tap to wake . . . I tap the home button and Touch ID is fast enough that my tablet wakes quickly lol.

    One consideration I made when i picked up my 12.9 inch iPad Pro a couple months ago was that the next iteration might get rid of Touch ID and I didn’t want to use Face ID .

    Quite often have my ipad on a desk and I wake it with the home button while sitting off axis from it so yeah, I prefer things they way they are now. We’re all different.
     
  13. frou macrumors 6502

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    Why does it need to be done by the screen? I'm sure the M* motion coprocessor could identify a physical tap occurring, with decent accuracy.
     
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    I’d say it has to have tap to wake with no home screen. Having to get to the power button every time would be annoying.
     
  15. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    That would be beyond a pain though.
     
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    Can you tap with anything? Does it need to be a finger, or will an elbow work as well? Can Siri wake it up? Asking for all the times I’ve had my hands full and needed the screen.
     
  19. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I've seen people use their nose.
     
  20. flur macrumors 68020

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    Ha! I do this on my watch all the time. Pretty awkward with other devices though.
     

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