Enable Double Tap on Nexus 6P


Double Tap (double tap) for Wake introduced by Nokia on the phone Nokia N9 in 2011. Since then, LG has made the feature widely available with its own setup with Knock On code, which allows you to use a few taps to unlock your smartphone, launch an app. or like. Even Google has added the feature on Stock Android, even though it’s only enabled on the Nexus 9. Thankfully, with the right tools (custom kernel and/or app) you can enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P.

The Nexus 6P is one of the best flagship smartphones you can buy right now. With a beautiful all-metal design and a stunning 5.7-inch display. Since it runs on Android and is updated Android Stock directly from Google, you can rest assured from the excellent support of Google and the developer community on XDA.

Google has disabled Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P, but there are plenty of easy ways to enable it. But before you turn it back on you need a few things.


  • Unlock the bootloader. For more information on how to unlock bootloader Nexus 6P yours, click here.
  • Root and install a custom recovery like TWRP. For more information on how to install a custom recovery on Nexus 6P and root, click here.

Enable Double Tap to Wake on Nexus 6P

Once you have unlock bootloader and root above Nexus 6P you can start enabling double tap on your Nexus 6P. There are many ways to do this. We’ll start with the easiest ways to do so.

Use the app

You can use Double Tap simply by using the app on your Nexus 6P that allows Double Tap to Wake. It is a one click process โ€“ for both enabling as well as disabling the feature. It is free, open source and ad free, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

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Install a separate kernel

Many custom kernels allow you to enable the Double Tap to Wake feature on the Nexus 6P. But the kernel has to be installed through a custom recovery like TWRP, so make sure you have it installed.

The most popular custom kernels for Nexus 6P with Double Tap to Wake are:


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