How to Disable Tap To Wake on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Repeatedly wake the screen with accidental taps? Why not turn off "Tap To Wake" on your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max or iPhone XR, if you think that this Accessibility feature is no longer helpful to you!

The iPhone X series comes with “Tap to Wake” feature that lets you wake the screen of your device just by tapping the display. Personally; I find this little nifty feature spot on. Times when I don’t want to press the side button or pick the device to wake the display, it comes in handy. But what if you don’t find it helpful and randomly turn on the screen with accidental taps? Bother not; there is a quick way to disable “Tap to Wake” on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and iPhone XR.

This new add-on is a part of the Accessibility suite and maybe more convenient for the differently-abled people. With “Raise to Wake” already in action, disabling it may not put the user-experience in the discomfort zone for most folks. Whatever; let me show you how to disable it.

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How To Turn Off Tap To Wake on iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max, and XR

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your device → Now, tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General in iPhone X, 8, or iPhone 8 Plus

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone X

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Step #3. Now, turn off the switch that’s right next to Tap to Wake.

Disable Tap to Wake on iPhone X

That’s it!

From now onwards, when you tap the display of your iPhone, the screen won’t wake. If you ever wish to get it back, follow the steps (we have just talked about) and then turn it on in the end.

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Video: How to Disable Tap To Wake on iPhone X, iPhone XS & XS Max, and iPhone XR

Signing off…

What works well for one, may not seem to be cool for many. So, it’s always good to have an opt-out option.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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