How to Disable/Turn Off ‘Tap to Wake’ feature on iPhone X

iPhone X has numerous new features and one of them is ‘Tap to Wake’ to make it easier for iPhone X users to check incoming calls and notifications.

However, sometimes convenience becomes an annoyance when your device wakes up unnecessarily due to accidental taps and consumes more battery as well.

Keeping Tap-to-wake feature enabled on iPhone makes it vulnerable to false Wakeups and this drains the battery of your iPhone X.

In this article, you will find the steps how to Disable ‘Tap to Wake’ on iPhone X.

What is ‘Tap to Wake’?

If you’ve used an Android device earlier, you’ve must know ‘Tap to Wake’ feature. This feature allows you to tap on your phone’s screen to wake it from sleep. Once you tap it, your phone’s screen lights up.

By default, ‘Tap to Wake’ feature is enabled in iPhone X. However, this is a nice feature to wake you phone from sleep mode, but the feature can be annoying sometimes. Many of users want to know how to disable ‘Tap to Wake’ on iPhone X.  Here are the steps below.

Disable ‘Tap to Wake’ On iPhone X:

  • Launch Settings on your iPhone X.
  • Now, tap on General.iphone X general
  • Next, scroll down and tap on Accessibility.accessibility settings in iphone x
  • Here, turn off ‘Tap to Wake’ by moving the toggle to OFF position.tap to wake on iphone x

However, if you wish to re-enable this option later you can always have the option to do this.

If you have decided to turn on this feature again. You just need to follow the steps below:

  • Launch Settings on your iPhone X.
  • Now, tap on General-> Accessibility.
  • Find ‘Tap To Wake’ and toggle on it again.

That’s all folks! Your iPhone X will no longer wake up when you touch or tap on the screen of iPhone X.


‘Tap to Wake’ is a very convenient feature in iPhone X due the absence of Home button. Apple always come with new features with the latest technology as they implement Face ID. So, users wish to use this feature to wake up the display of their iPhone X and disable it when they don’t wish to use it. We hope that you’ve found this article to be useful.

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