Whether it is the watch on your wrist or the phone in your pocket, gesture-control is the future of smart devices. Tap to wake is popular among Android devices, despite which Google chose to leave out double-tap wake on Nexus 6P.

Whether you know it as “Knock on” feature by LG, or “Active Display” by Motorola, tapping twice to turn on your device display is as cool as it is practical.  Although double-tap wake on Nexus 6P does exist, it requires the device to be rooted for it to actually work. With the help of an app called Double Tap Wake for 6P, you can activate tap-to-wake on your rooted device.

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Step 1: Download Double Tap Wake for 6P

Getting this neat feature to unlock your Android device without pressing a single button is a cakewalk. Simply download the Double Tap Wake for 6P from the Google Play Store app, or press the link given down below.

double-tap wake on Nexus 6P

Download Double Tap Wake for 6P

Note: As mentioned earlier you need to root the device to use double-tap wake on Nexus 6P. You can find out more on how to root your Android device here.

Step 2: Enable double-tap wake on Nexus 6P

The process is quite straightforward as the app comes with only two options. Tap the toggle switch next to “Double Tap to Wake” and you will be asked to grant the app superuser permission.

double-tap wake on Nexus 6P

Optionally, you can also choose to “Enable on Boot”. This will make sure that you can use double-tap wake on Nexus 6P directly after the device restarts any time.

Were you able to use the famous double tap to wake feature on your Nexus 6P? Shouldn’t Google already make screen-off gestures a part of the stock Android experience? Let us know your personal opinion in the comments section below.

Source: AndroidBeat

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