After learning that the Nexus 6 is capable of running double tap to wake functionality, many of us went diving into the systems settings looking for how to turn it on. Sadly, the feature is not officially supported, and had been removed by Google before launch.
The good news is that the Android community wouldn’t stand for this, and a small number of apps and tools can now be found to re-enable the feature. The latest, called Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake, is a root only app, found for $0.99 in the Google Play Store.
Double tap to wake is a function that LG has made indispensable for many users, having employed it on phones like their LG G2 and the latest LG G3. Of course, they stepped up the game with Knock Code, allowing you to use a passcode strength custom tap pattern to not only unlock the device, but to dive into specific apps as well.
Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake is a fairly simple app. It does require that you root your brand new Nexus 6 device, at your own leisure and risk, but once that is out of the way, the app offers little more than an on/off button for the feature.
As testament to Google’s decision to disable the feature, Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake offers up a warning that things are not perfect. They offer an apology, of sorts, in reminding you that long-term testing has not been done, and indeed how could it, the device has only really started shipping to consumers about two weeks ago. Primarily, at this point, the app is found to be unreliable if your Nexus 6 has been in the sleep state for a while.
If you are interested in a one-click solution to enabling/disabling the double tap to wake feature on your Nexus 6, head on over to the Google Play Store with $0.99 in hand and download the aptly named Nexus 6 Double Tap to Wake app today.
What do you say, is $0.99 worth the convenience of one click access to this hidden feature on your Nexus 6?