Nexus devices are famous for their pure Android experience with near zero bloatware and super smooth experience. But one thing we always miss in the vanilla Android OS is the ability to customize the device just like in after-market ROMs like CyanogeMod. Google has added some features like System UI Tuner in the Marshmallow update but it’s still bare bones when compared to the flexibility in CM based ROMs.
Double tap to Wake is one of the popular features in CM ROMs and LG devices which lets you wake your device with quick taps on the screen. The Double tap to Wake feature is pretty much useful in devices with a humongous screen as it would be quite simple to unlock the device with quick taps rather than reaching out to the power button. Google has added this feature to the Nexus 9 but it’s missing on the latest Nexus 6P smartphone. Well, it isn’t much hard to get this feature on your Nexus 6P, all you need to do is to follow our simple tutorial.
To enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P, you should have a rooted device or a custom recovery to install custom kernel modules on your device. Don’t be disappointed if you haven’t rooted your device yet. You can get a detailed guide to root Nexus 6P and install TWRP from the below link.
Enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P
We don’t want you to go through deep technical stuff, so we have picked some super simple methods to enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P. The first method is as simple as installing an app while the other one involves flashing a custom kernel. Take a pick based on your preference.
Install Double Tap for Nexus 6P
This is the preferred method to enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P as it involves no geeky process. It’s as simple as clicking a button. The app is free, open source and comes with a clean interface with nothing more than a button to enable and disable the feature. Just download the Double Tap for Nexus 6P app from the below Playstore link and hit the Enable button. Grant the SuperSU permissions when prompted and you’ve successfully enabled this feature on your device.
Install Custom Kernels
If you’re a bit geeky and want to try more than just Double tap to Wake, then you might be interested in custom kernels. Many custom kernels support this feature along with other optimizations. Just install the kernel from a custom recovery like TWRP.
Some of the most popular custom kernels for the Nexus 6P with Double Tap to Wake are listed below. Just go through the feature list and select the one you liked the most.
These custom kernels are available as flashable zips, so you can simply install them from any custom recovery. If you don’t know how to install zip files, check our Zip file flashing guide in various Custom Recoveries.
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