Like in Nexus 6, Nexus 6P has also ‘Double Tap to Wake’ function built into the system code, but not enabled due to some reasons. However, tech-savvy Nexus 6P users can enable this awesomely simple screen-unlocking feature manually, if you have root access on the phone.

Today’s guide shows you how to enable double tap to wake function on Nexus 6P. Thanks to XDA user flar2. He has detected this feature built into the Nexus 6P’s system code, which you can enable by simple issuing a command, but requires root access on the phone.



Before you get start, some you might want to know more about ‘Double Tap to Wake’ function. Popularized by LG and later by CyanogenMod (CM 12), double tap to wake and double tap to sleep function lets you unlock/relock your phone by just double tapping on the screen – no need to pick up the phone and use the power button.

How to Enable Double Tap to Wake Function on Nexus 6P

1. First, install a Terminal emulator app from Play store [HERE]. It is necessary to issue the command.

2. Open terminal app and issue the command: su (if asked, grant SuperSU permission to access the app)

3. Now, issue the below command to enable double tap to wake function:

echo 1 > /sys/devices/soc.0/f9924000.i2c/i2c-2/2-0070/input/input0/wake_gesture

4. Reboot your phone and see how double tap to wake feature works on your Nexus 6P.

Nexus 6 users who want double tap to wake function on their phone, read this guide [HERE]. (Source – flar2)

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