The double tap to wake is an awesome function that allows you to wake up your phone by just double tapping on the screen. Popularized by LG, the feature allows you to wake up your phone without picking up and using the power button. Some Android phones have this function built into the system code, such as Huawei Mate 8, P9, etc., but not enabled. Here is how to enable ‘double tap to wake’ on Huawei Mate 8 and P9 and perhaps on other Huawei and Honor devices too.
In this guide, we show you how to enable ‘Double Tap to Wake’ function on Huawei Mate 8 and P9. This should also works on other Huawei/Honor phones. Since this is a system feature, you need root access on the phone to enable the function. If your Huawei/Honor device is rooted, then follow the below guide to know how to enable ‘Double Tap to Wake’ function.
Note that there are various ways to implement the ‘Double Tap to Wake’ function on most Android phones with and without root access, for example, Nexus 6/6P, Nexus 5X, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more. You can also use custom Kernel, such as ElementalX to get the double tap to wake function on unsupported devices.
To enable double tap to wake function on Huawei Mate 8 and P9 and other Huawei/Honer devices, no special app is required. Since it requires editing system files, all you need root access on the phone and a root file browser (ES File Explorer) and a Build prop editor installed.
2. Open Build prop editor and look for the below file.
Change its value false to true
Note: If you cannot find this line in the build.prop, just manually add the ro.config.hw_easywakeup=true line at the end.
3. Now, you need to modify the file ‘hw_easywakeupmotion_config.xml’ located in ‘/system/emui/base/xml’
4. Open ES File Explore, go to /system/emui/base/xml and locate the below line:
< EasyWakeupMotion name="Double_Touch" support="1" value="0" flag="0" keycode="131" / >
Change its value to
< EasyWakeupMotion name="Double_Touch" support="1" value="1" flag="0" keycode="131" / >
Note: If you cannot find this line in the XML file, then manually add it to the end of the xml file.
5. Once done reboot your phone.
Now, go to Settings > Smart Assistance > Motion Control. You should see the ‘Double tap’ entry. Enable the feature, then reboot your phone and enjoy!
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