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Recently, the CyanogenMod team introduced a brand new feature to its CM nightlies: the ability to double-tap your status bar in order to put your handset to sleep. Previously the only way to get this Knock On/Off inspired functionality from CyanogenMod was through the Oppo N1’s ROM, but no longer.

How it works is pretty simple, all you have to do is double-tap anywhere on the status bar to put your phone to sleep. The feature works regardless of whether you’re on the homescreen, playing a game or browsing the web. It is turned off by default however, so you’ll need to enable it by going to Settings> Interface> Status Bar.

You must be running a nightly build of CyanogenMod that was released on January 3rd or later to try this feature. For those wondering, the feature is not present in the recently released CM11 Milestone 2.

To grab a nightly build and try out double-tap to sleep, you’ll want to head on over to CyanogenMod’s website. Keep in mind that CyanogenMod Nightly builds are meant for those that don’t mind dealing with a few bugs and other issues, and that they are not necessarily appropriate for use as daily drivers.

Have you tried double-tap to sleep yet? If so, what do you think of the feature, useful or more of a gimmick than anything?

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