iPhone X Tap to Wake not working [Fix]

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Many of iPhone X users are complaining about issue where tap to wake feature missing from iPhone X. iPhone X is released with much awaited feature of Tap to wake, a feature that lets users to wake phone screen without having to press the sleep/wake button on the side of iPhone. The iPhone never had this feature and Tap to wake is released with iPhone X first time. However this feature is in Android phones from very long time.


Tap to unlock feature is very hand feature and it does not unlock the iPhone but only the phone lights up. You can see time, notification etc without picking or unlocking your iPhone. 
You can control Tap to wake settings by following steps. Launch the Settings app. ->Go to the section General. -> Tap the sub-section Accessibility -> Slide the Tap to Wake. Which seems to be very easy to set and unset the feature.

However for many users the Tap to Wake feature seems to be missing completely from iPhone X. For first the users realized that the Tap to Wake feature is not working in iPhone X and later when check in Accessibility section, the feature seems to missing from there as well.


  • Why Tap to Wake is not working in iPhone X:

The issue could be in hardware of software but the probable reason for this is replaced iPhone X screen that somehow disables this feature. Many iPhone X user found Tap to wake issue missing after screen replacement.


  • What to do if Tap to wake is not working in iPhone X:

First you should try to reset you device by taking backup to iTunes or iCloud. And Reset all setting and set iPhone as new from within settings. If this does not helps you should you should restore the phone from iTunes or iCloud backup after a fresh install of iOS. This will reset any software bug.
For hardware issues please visit nearby Genuine Apple bar and discuss the complete issue.
Hope Apple finds out a permanent fix for the issue in upcoming iOS releases.

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