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How To Turn Off “Wake to Raise” Feature To Save Battery

Since the release of iOS 10 you can benefit from a new feature that you may already know from the Apple Watch. It is called “Raise to Wake“. This feature allows you to access the Lock Screen of your iPhone without pressing any button, so that you can read messages or the current time very quickly. However, this runs at the expense of the battery. If you have problems with the battery life of your iPhone, we recommend you to turn off the “Raise to Wake” feature.


This feature requires iOS 10 or later and the iPhone 6s or later. Earlier iOS versions do not use this feature. The same applies to the iPhone model. It is not available on earlier iPhone versions. At the moment the Raise to Wake feature is only working for iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and later.


How to turn off “Raise to Wake”

Settings → Display & Brightness

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and go to the section “Display & Brightness“. There you can see all settings options that affect the display of your iPhone and many of them also affect the battery life.

Besides the options “Auto-brightness“ and “Auto-lock” that affect the battery life positively (if set up correctly), you will also find the option “Raise to Wake“.  Tap the button next to it to turn off this feature. Green means active, grey means inactive.

If your iPhone is locked, you can take it in your hand and turn or shake it as much as you want, but the display will stay black. This will save battery so that you can survive longer with a battery charge.

The goal for this iPhone trick is to achieve a lower battery usage. If you are looking for a short term solution to use the last power of your battery life more efficiently, you can read about the “Low Power Mode” here.


Using Facedown Detection

Another feature is closely linked to the “Raise to Wake“ feature – it is called Facedown Detection. This helps you to save battery in the first place. Read more…