Double tap to wake Lumia 950 may happen, many ask why it hasn’t already
Double tap to wake. LG‘s done it. So has HTC. Several others, too. It’s faster and doesn’t need as much effort as pressing a button. Previous Nokia Lumias have this feature — particularly talking about the pre-Windows 10 Mobile handsets. It’s not on the Lumia 950. Neither on the Lumia 950 XL.
So, when Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul, who was promoting progress on a debug effort, answers a tweet requesting the double tap feature on the Lumia 950 XL as such:
@RayVanEe Double tap on 950 is a common request, upvote it in Feedback Hub!
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) April 29, 2016
… it attracted scorn from a few fellow critics.
— TechBuzzIreland (@techbuzzireland) April 30, 2016
— Adrian Hughes (@AdrianGHughes) May 1, 2016
Being fair, while the “Bug Bash” thread turned into a “Windows Bash” thread, it was only limited to three participants. But the sentiment stands — upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile shouldn’t have meant downgrading a feature out of the field. Also, why do users have to beg for a popular feature to come back?
Well, those questions may not get proper answers, but there is some good news out of all this: Dr. Windows has a screenshot from a 950 XL of the feature in a settings menu in an upcoming Fast Ring build. From the outlet’s source, it’s in internal tests right now, but if it gets through to the push-out, the feature should address the more than 10,000 responses logged on the Feedback Hub.