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How to Fix Tap To Wake On iPhone Devices That Doesn’t Work

On September 14, Apple announced the iPhone 13 series, which includes the company’s most recent advancements. The iPhone 13 small, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max are among the four versions in the range. With the iPhone 13, Apple has made a few design modifications, such as reducing the notch by 20% and placing the camera diagonally on the iPhone 13 and 13 small.

Since their release, these new iPhones have been purchased by a large number of people all around the world. As a result, users and reviewers have started sharing their initial impressions of the latest iPhones.

Following Android’s lead, Apple introduced a ‘Raise to Wake’ capability in the iOS 10 upgrade. Following that, it added the Tap to Wake on function, which allows you to switch on Display with only one touch. Manufacturers such as Samsung and OnePlus are supporting these features with Ambient Display on Android. However, the actual issue arises when the Tap to Wake function on iPhone and OnePlus smartphones abruptly stops working.

How to Fix Tap To Wake On iPhone Devices That Doesn't Work

Fix: Tap To Wake On iPhone Devices That Doesn’t Work.

Here are some methods that you can use to fix this particular issue on your new iPhone 13. So, make sure to perform them carefully:

#1. Remove The Phone Case

If you are using a bulky phone case, then it might be possible that it prevents or block the sensor of your iPhone 13. So, try using your iPhone without the back case. This will surely fix the tap to wake on iPhone devices that don’t work issue.

#2. Go to Settings and enable Tap to Wake.

Your buddies may have turned off the tap to wake feature in the settings while checking out your new iPhone cell phone.

Open the Settings app and hover to Display> Ambient Display to activate it. Turn on the tap to screen feature. With a single touch, the function will not turn on the Display. Instead, it will activate the device’s ambient display mode. You may have a look at the missed calls and alerts.

#3. Disable the Adaptive Brightness feature.

Unusual faults in touch to wake feature might be caused by adaptive brightness’s inconsistent functioning. The feature may be disabled in the Settings app. Navigate to display in the iPhone Settings app. To notice the improvements, turn off Adaptive brightness.

#4. Perform A Restart

If you are still stuck on the same issue, then we recommend you to once reboot your iPhone 13 and check if the issue gets fixed or not. So, here are the steps that you need to follow:

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  1. Firstly, press and hold the Side or Power button for 10-15 seconds.
  2. Then, a red slider with a slide to power off the message will appear. So, simply drag it to the right side. This will turn off your iPhone.
  3. At last, press the Side or Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Also Read: Why is my iPhone 13 Overheating, Is there any Fix?

#5. Reset All Settings

The last option that you have to fix this particular issue is to reset your iPhone’s all settings. To do so, follow the guidelines as mentioned below: 

  1. Firstly, open the Settings app and navigate to the General tab. 
  2. After that, hit the Reset button and select the Reset All Settings button. 
  3. Then, if ask for confirmation, you need to again hit the Reset All Settings option. 

NOTE: Recalibrating the phone’s proximity sensor from the device Factory Mode is another approach to address the iPhone ‘Tap to Wake’ problem. However, the success rate so far has been minimal, which is why we haven’t discussed it here.

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