How to Enable or Disable Raise to Wake Lock screen Feature in iOS 10 on iPhone

You have the option to enable/disable Raise to Wake Lockscreen feature in iOS 10 on your compatible iPhone with M9 co-processor on board.

Like most iPhone users who have tried out iOS 10 beta, I’m quite happy with the latest operating system. Impressed with the complete package, we have compiled a huge list of 107 awesome iOS 10 features.

“Raise to Wake” is an exclusive Lock screen feature in iOS 10. Once enabled, it allows you to automatically turn on the screen of your device whenever you pick it up.

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As for instance, you no longer have to press the Home button or power button to wake your device’ screen. All you have to do is simply pick up your iPhone and you are done!

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  • Raise to Wake feature is exclusive to iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.
  • This new feature works on the iPhone with M9 co-processor.

How to Disable Raise to Wake Lockscreen feature in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

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Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Display & brightness.

Tap on Settings Then Display & Brightness in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #2. Turn off the switch next to Raise to Wake. (By default, this feature is turned on.)

Turn Off Raise to Wake Feature on iPhone in iOS 10

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How to Enable Raise to Wake Lockscreen feature in iOS 10 on iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Next up, tap on Display & Brightness.

Tap on Settings Then Display & Brightness in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #2. Now, you need to turn on the switch next to Raise to Wake.

Disable Raise to Wake in iOS 10 on iPhone

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That’s it!

If you already have been an Apple Watch user, you would know that there is nothing new about this feature.

Personally, I had been waiting for this functionality to arrive on iPhone as well ever since I started using the Watch. With iPhone 6s boasting of excellent Touch ID sensor, I would often unlock the device while trying to wake it.

Many users had also reported that the fingerprint scanner being so fast, they would often unlock their device whenever they press the Home button to wake the screen. Deep down I knew that Apple would soon resolve this issue.

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Besides, Android’s “Ambient Display”, which has the same functionality, has existed for quite some time. It’s great that iOS has finally got it as well.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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