How to Fix Tap to Wake Not Working on OnePlus Devices

In this article, we’ll show you the options that you can do to fix Tap to Wake Not Working on OnePlus Devices in very simple steps.

Fortunately, this issue can be solved with a simple software update to the latest version of OxygenOS. If the software update didn’t help, then we also have a few more walkthroughs, follow those to get rid of the issue.

Tap to Wake Not Working on OnePlus

Tap to Wake Feature

When Tap to Wake is enabled instead of reaching for your power button every time you want to wake up your phone, you simply tap the screen a few times instead. It reduces hand contortion and puts less abuse on the physical button all at the same time. The feature was first seen in Android Marshmallow and after that, we usually see this feature in every second Android smartphone.

Steps to Fix Tap to Wake Not Working on OnePlus Devices

This feature should ideally enable you to wake up the screen with a double-tap. However, it seems to be unresponsive, especially when the lighting of your setting changes drastically.

Update to Latest Oxygen OS


  • Go to your phone’s  Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • Tap on Advanced.
  • Tap on System update.

Here are a few things that are needed to take care while updating your OnePlus or any device:

  • Your device must be connected to the internet.
  • Your device must have enough space to download the update.
  • Your device should have enough charge, more than 50% to install the update.

The update should solve the issue that was conflicting to use the feature, but for some odd reasons, it didn’t then follow the next solution.

Recalibrate Phone’s Proximity Sensor


  • Dial *#808# on the dialer to enter the phone’s engineering mode (also called FactoryMode).
  • Tap Enter to proceed.
  • Swipe from right to left to enter Device debugging mode.
  • Tap on Proximity Sensor Test.
  • Tap on Infrared Proximity Test.
  • Ensure that the top half of your phone is not covered by anything (like a case).
  • And tap on the Offset Calibrate button a few times until you get the message Pass on the screen.

Disable Adaptive brightness

We have seen a few cases where Adaptive Brightness causes the problem with the Tap-to-Wake feature, let’s try to disable the adaptive brightness and see what happens.

  • Open the Settings app from the app drawer.
  • Then go to Display.
  • And finally, toggle off the option Adaptive brightness.

I think the above solutions solved the issue with your OnePlus device.

If you have any queries regarding this, the comment section always available for you.


  1. One plus 7 tap to wake not working properly after lastest update.
    If u put phone idle or do not use for long time (30 min or more) and then if u use tap-to-wake up, it does not work. U have to manually press power button. Then it starts working. But again it stops working if u dont use phone for long time. I have tried switching of tap to wake and restart and turning back on but it did not work. Engineering mode is not working either. I read somwhere one plus has removed it. So is there anyother way to fix it….?

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