It seems like the tap-to-wake feature on my Lumia 1020 is not very reliable.

Is there any way to make it work more consistently?


You may have set your touch sensitivity to "High".

For some reason, this actually seems to make the phone less responsive to tap-to-wake.

Try setting it to "Normal": SETTINGS enter image description here SYSTEM enter image description here DISPLAY+TOUCH enter image description here TOUCH enter image description here TOUCH SENSITIVITY

Other than that, keep in mind that the two taps must be:

  • In the same location. Within a ½" or so.
  • Short in duration. Neither should be more than ¼s.
  • Short in separation. No more than ¼s apart.
  • But not too quick! You must lift your finger to register the end of one tap and the start of another.

With "Normal" sensitivity and a little practice, you should be able to tap your phone awake every time.

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