Question Tap to wake randomly doesn't work

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SteveB2175

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I generally like my 6A, but I am so frustrated by the fact that sometimes I can tap the screen to wake it, and sometimes I have to push the power button.

Does anyone else experience this, and do you have a solution ?

For background, yes I have tap to wake turned on.
 
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SNOW-

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It doesn't work for me outside at night.
There was a time when it was broken, afte a few seconds of screen off it will stop working, but that was a beta build.
 

SteveB2175

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A long time ago I read something about connecting to a Bluetooth device interfering with the tap to Wake feature.

When I got the March security update everything was working fine and I figured that Google had corrected whatever was wrong.

I don't know if it's coincidence, but yesterday I connected my Bluetooth speaker and son of a gun. Now it's doing the same thing again.
 

blackhawk

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I've searched settings and I don't find global power management. Can you point me in the right direction?
It's an Android core feature. Usually found in battery management with a cute name like adaptive battery.
Developer options>stand by apps, if all buckets show as active global power management is disabled. However it can't be disabled here. Altering individual app battery management doesn't effect this.
 

Zaxx32

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I'm rooted (stock March) and use AOSP mods option to have 'double tap to wake' replace single tap and also 'double tap to screen off' enabled and I still have times when I have to press power to wake but dub. tap to scr off is pretty reliable. FWIW I have Adap. Pwr turned off. I may see if the ASOP dev can shine some light cuz it IS annoying as hell. :cautious:
 

senq87

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I have the same problem, in addition there are identical problems with the gesture to turn on the flashlight (double tap on the back of the phone)
 
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mbellot

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I'm rooted (stock March) and use AOSP mods option to have 'double tap to wake' replace single tap and also 'double tap to screen off' enabled and I still have times when I have to press power to wake but dub. tap to scr off is pretty reliable. FWIW I have Adap. Pwr turned off. I may see if the ASOP dev can shine some light cuz it IS annoying as hell. :cautious:

What are these "AOSP mods options" you speak of?

The tap to wake/double tap to sleep has been a real step down on the P6a compared to my LG-V30.

As to the OP - yes, I have seen seemingly random issues with tap to wake. Sometimes I can tap the screen several times with no response and end up resorting to the power button. Other times it just works.
 

blackhawk

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What are these "AOSP mods options" you speak of?

The tap to wake/double tap to sleep has been a real step down on the P6a compared to my LG-V30.

As to the OP - yes, I have seen seemingly random issues with tap to wake. Sometimes I can tap the screen several times with no response and end up resorting to the power button. Other times it just works.
Try in safe mode.
Check Accessibility options, tap duration.
 

Lada333

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Also fails for me randomly, however I'm running a custom ROM where I can toggle "pocket mode".
What I've found is that when tap to wake doesn't work, and I press the power button to wake the device, the pocket protection mode shows up on the screen for a split second (my device sitting my desk, screen up).
My guess is that the proximity sensor dies down for some odd reason, and the phone thinks the screen is covered, thus tap to wake shouldn't work.
 

mbellot

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Just as an update.

Switched to LineageOS 20 (20230408 build) on sunday and have not had a single issue with tap to wake in the three days since.

LOS20/rooted/Magisk now
 
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    Ok, not surprising that Nova launcher has nothing to do with it. It seems that, at least for me, turning off adaptive brightness and then turning it back on fixes the problem until a reboot.

    Then, after a reboot, turning off adaptive brightness and turning it back on works until the next reboot.
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    Ok, not surprising that Nova launcher has nothing to do with it. It seems that, at least for me, turning off adaptive brightness and then turning it back on fixes the problem until a reboot.

    Then, after a reboot, turning off adaptive brightness and turning it back on works until the next reboot.
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    I generally like my 6A, but I am so frustrated by the fact that sometimes I can tap the screen to wake it, and sometimes I have to push the power button.

    Does anyone else experience this, and do you have a solution ?

    For background, yes I have tap to wake turned on.
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    I have the same problem, in addition there are identical problems with the gesture to turn on the flashlight (double tap on the back of the phone)
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    Just as an update.

    Switched to LineageOS 20 (20230408 build) on sunday and have not had a single issue with tap to wake in the three days since.

    LOS20/rooted/Magisk now