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4th May 2014, 05:19 PM   |  #1  
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Is "double tap to wake screen" available for Z2? This post [*1] says it's included in 4.4. My Z2 is with 4.4.2, but I can't find the setting to turn it on.


*1: fonearena.com/blog/97620/hands-on-with-sonys-android-4-4-ui-on-a-xperia-z2-double-tap-to-wake-gestures-and-more.html
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Is "double tap to wake screen" available for Z2? This post [*1] says it's included in 4.4. My Z2 is with 4.4.2, but I can't find the setting to turn it on.


*1: fonearena.com/blog/97620/hands-on-with-sonys-android-4-4-ui-on-a-xperia-z2-double-tap-to-wake-gestures-and-more.html

Settings -> Display -> Tap to wake up
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6th May 2014, 05:24 PM   |  #3  
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Is "double tap to wake screen" available for Z2? This post [*1] says it's included in 4.4. My Z2 is with 4.4.2, but I can't find the setting to turn it on.


*1: fonearena.com/blog/97620/hands-on-with-sonys-android-4-4-ui-on-a-xperia-z2-double-tap-to-wake-gestures-and-more.html

i find the double tap so frustrating ! i would say 9 times out of ten i cant get the screen to wake using this ! and it don't seem to matter where on the screen i tap or how hard , it just isn't very responsive. i use the button on the side now !
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i find the double tap so frustrating ! i would say 9 times out of ten i cant get the screen to wake using this ! and it don't seem to matter where on the screen i tap or how hard , it just isn't very responsive. i use the button on the side now !

Same here. Hopefully there will be a customized rom that can configure that double tap sensitivity level. The current range is too narrow, you can't tap too fast or too slow. So I usually just keep tapping 3-5 times until the screen unlocks. I use the button more often too.
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Hmm that's weird. It almost always works the first time for me. I don't even tap hard. Do you tap fast enough?
6th May 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #6  
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Probably not fast enough. If I hold the phone with just one hand, usually my thumb is not fast enough.
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It does not matter how fast or hard you tap the screen. It almost never works here. Can anyone confirm if this can be fixed with a hard reset?
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I've just toyed around with this tap to wake and I've noticed some things about how it works.

You have to tap in the same place (you can't tap in corner and then then the other corner) and the distance seems to have only half an finger width margin of erorr, you have to use a small area to tap, so you cant tap with your whole thumb for example, it works best with just a finger tip. It doesn't matter how hard you tap but timing is important and it's roughly the same speed as a typical double click on a mouse (the faster the double tap the better).

Using this method to wake the phone is pretty redundant I think, I prefer to use the power button.

Anyway hope this helps.
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6th May 2014, 07:20 PM   |  #9  
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Personally I've had no problems with double tap to wake. You just have to remember to tap in exactly the same place, and at a moderate rate. If you tap too fast, it doesn't pick it up.

I do love the feature though. I use it to wake my phone up probably 80% of the time, especially when it's sitting flat on a desk. So much more convenient than hitting the power button.
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i tap with my index finger in fairly rapid succession normally in the middle of the screen .. but as i have said before i find it works far less than it should ! if the phone is laying down on a hard surface it will work more often , but if i hold in one hand and tap with the other, it seems to fail .

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