iOS 10 WWDC 2016

With iOS 10, a new feature is introduced called Raise to Wake that automatically turns on the display of your iPhone to show the Lock screen whenever you pick it up. This eliminates the need to manually press the Home button to view Lock screen.

Raise to Wake feature is available only for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE which means that older devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s etc. do not support this feature. Many users were left disappointed when they found out that it doesn’t even support the iPhone 6.

If you own an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE, read our guide below to find out how to turn on or off Raise to Wake feature in iOS 10.

How to Enable Raise to Wake Feature in iOS 10

Step 1: Launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Navigate to Display & Brightness section.

Step 3: You’ll find a toggle called Raise to Wake. Tap on it to enable.

Raise to Wake Setting

The feature will now be enabled. The next time you pick up your iPhone, it will automatically turn on the display to show you the Lock screen. If you want to disable this feature, you’ll have to head back to the Display and Brightness section and toggle off Raise to Wake.

What do you think of this new feature? Do you prefer to use it? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Raymond Arief

    Installed iOS 10 developer beta, i am using iphone 6, the Raise to Wake function is not available. is it only available in iphone 6s?

    • Ali (iBlogApple)

      Yes, as mentioned in the article, Raise to Wake is only for 6s, 6s Plus and iPhone SE.

      • Deborah Iezzoni

        Just seen this article. I have a 6 plus and yesterday upgraded to IOS 10 but still no Raise to Wake toggle. Why could this be please? Thanks

  • Donnie Ashworth

    I’m undecided as to whether or not I like this feature. Sometimes the phone will wake at a time I don’t want it to. Other times I want it to wake, and it doesn’t reliably (lifting while keeping the phone in more of a horizontal position seems not to activate it sometimes on my SE). I’m wondering if it’s not better just to keep pressing a button to wake rather than waiting each time to see if the lifting will activate.

  • miatashinsen

    Thanks for the info. I don’t care for this feature and turned it off (hey, you asked). Thankfully Apple allows the little people to decide if they want this feature on/off. Now if they would only allow us to choose “none” for a ringtone (I have my reasons for that as well).