It was recently discovered that Google once had tap-to-wake functionality in the Nexus 6. Not familiar? It allowed folks to unlock the device by double tapping the display instead of using the power button, a feature LG G2 and LG G3 users often fall in love with (so much so that they find it hard to venture away from the LG camp).
But for some reason, Google disabled that feature. We reckon it’s because it wasn’t ready for prime time and they didn’t want to leave any half-baked features that didn’t properly work. If you want that functionality then you’ll be happy to know there’s an easy solution out there.
This app, which costs $.99, gives you one-tap access to the feature. Enable it or disable it, and the setting persists on reboots. You do need to root your Nexus 6 in order for it to work, but many of you have probably already taken care of that.
The developer notes that this may not be a blissful experience for everyone. For starters, reports that the feature doesn’t seem to work as well when it’s been in sleep mode for extended periods of time have caused them to put a disclaimer up on his Google Play page.
Perhaps that’s why Google decided to disable the feature while they (hopefully) work to improve it. Can’t hurt to give it a go if you have a rooted Nexus 6 and a dollar to spare, so be sure to give it a download and see how well it works for you.