iOS 10 Lock screen

One of the interesting new features of iOS 10 is Raise to Wake which turns on the display of your iPhone automatically whenever you pick it up. This eliminates the need to press the Home button manually to view the Lock screen.

Just as awesome as the feature sounds, there’s a bad news to it. Raise to Wake is limited to a select models of iPhone. It only works with the following devices:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE

This means that users on older devices such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c etc. will not be able to enjoy this feature. Additionally, none of the iPad and iPad Touch models will have this feature.

It’s surprising that Apple has limited such a simple feature to a very small set of iPhone models. After the release of iOS 10, many users took to Reddit to complain about this and show their disappointment about the lack of support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which are fairly powerful devices.

If you happen to be lucky and own an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone SE, you can get started with Raise to Wake by making sure it’s enabled. As we showed you in our previous article, you can turn on the feature by going to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Raise to Wake. Once enabled, the next time you pick up your iPhone, the display will be turned on right away.

iOS 10 is still in beta and there are chances that before the public release, Apple might change its mind and enable this feature for other devices that are capable of supporting it. Till then, stay tuned as we will keep you updated on this topic.

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