Double-Tap to Wake feature coming to Windows 10 Mobile

John White By: John White
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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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