Double-Tap to Wake feature coming to Windows 10 Mobile

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Microsoft confirmed that something interesting is coming to Windows 10 in the near future: Double-Tap to Wake — something folks have been looking forward to for quite some time.

Microsoft Engineer Goran P, had the following to say via the company’s feedback page:

“Thank you for your feedback! We are aware of this issue. We are working on adding the support for double tap to wake for devices that support this feature.”

Double-Tap to Wake is a great feature that should have been a central part of Windows a long time ago. The feature basically transforms a device’s touchscreen into a giant “Turn Me On” button that never fails. This feature would work great for those who are not particular fans of that hard to reach button on the side of almost every Windows 10 Mobile device.

While we are extremely excited about the coming of this feature, we have to keep in mind that it will not support every device, something that could cause more problems in the long run. Let’s hope there are no big surprises that could force some fans to upgrade faster than they would have wanted to.

We’ve long known the software giant could bring this feature to the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. These handsets are the newest and most powerful Windows 10 Mobile devices, but what about older handsets? We can’t say for sure the type of tech that allows for double tapping a screen for the phone to come out of its slumber.

Either way, this is great news for Windows 10 Mobile users, and it could also be a sign that Microsoft is not abandoning the platform any time soon.

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  • It dumbfounds me how many people want double tap back. I love the Microsoft is being so responsive and giving the users what they want as I’d prefer more features and more options and then use what you want, but seriously, double tap?… Why is it sooooo hard to simply press the button on the side of the phone to bring up the lock screen instead of double tapping on the screen (of which introduces a battery drain as now the screen has to stay active in case you double tap it.)