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Ways You Can Easily wake And Unlock Your iPhone Device 2024

Article Summary

You can easily unlock your iPhone device by using the side button, lifting it from a surface, e.g. a table, or using face ID. Of course, some of these need to be set, and that is what I will take you through in this article.

In this article, I will show you various ways to wake up and unlock your iPhone device easily. Every iPhone has a backlight timer to turn the screen off after some time of inactivity.  This saves power and ensures your device is safe when you leave it unattended for a certain period.

How does this ensure safety? When you leave the device unattended, someone else might find it unlocked and access your personal information without your consent. With this feature, the phone screen goes off and is locked, so if anyone else tries to use your iPhone device, they will require either a password or a pattern to unlock it.

You can always increase this time to 30 minutes by going to settings>display. I recommend setting it to 2 minutes.

How To Easily Wake iPhone Device

Unlike in the old days, when the only way you could wake up your iPhone device was to use the power button, iPhones have now become smarter, and there is more than one way to wake up your iPhone device. These ways include;

  • Using the side Power Button

This is the most common way of waking up your iPhone device. In this method, you only need to click on your power button, usually on the iPhone device’s side. You must then input the password or pattern to access your device.

  • Raising your iPhone off a surface.

This one is pretty simple, you only need to lift or raise your iPhone from the surface. For example, if you placed the iPhone on a table, just lift it up and it will wake up. This feature is known as the Raise and Wake feature on the iPhone. You can turn your iPhone’s Raise and Wake feature by going to Settings> Display & Brightness.

  • Tapping the device screen.

You can also tap on your iPhone screen to wake it up. Please note that not all iPhone devices support this function. To see if your device supports the tapping function to wake the iPhone, click here for the full list.

After using the methods above to wake your iPhone device, you still need to unlock it using the security method you set up on your device.

How To Unlock iPhone Device

Unlock iPhone Using Face ID Unlock Feature

If your iPhone Device supports the Face ID feature, you can use it to unlock the device. But to use it, you have to set up Face ID. For those who did not Set Up Face Unlock on their iPhone devices, you can set it up by going to Setting Menu> Face ID & Passcode > Set Up Face ID, then follow the instructions you will be given to set up the Face Unlock feature on your iPhone.

To unlock your device using Face ID unlock Feature;

  1. Wake your iPhone device using the methods I described above; the Power button, lifting the device or tapping the screen.
  2. Glace on your iPhone screen until it animates to unlocked mode.
  3. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to finish unlocking it

If you need to lock it again, you can tap the power button once to lock it or leave it for a minute or more so that it locks itself.

Pro Tip

You can activate Attention Aware feature so that iPhone wont lock itself s long as attention is detected(Looking at screen or watching something).

Unlock Your iPhone With the Touch ID Feature.

If you have not set up Touch ID on Your iPhone, and your phone has a home button, you must set it up and register your fingerprint before proceeding. You can read this article on how to set up Touch ID (Opens in a new Tab). After successfully setting up Touch ID,

  1. Press the home button with the finger that is registered for Touch ID. This will unlock your iPhone device.
  2. To lock it again, leave it for over a minute or press the power button once.

Unlock Your iPhone Using a Passcode or Password.

To use a passcode to unlock your iPhone device, you will, first of all, need to set it up. If you have not set it up, go to Settings> Touch ID and Passcode > Turn On Passcode. After this, when you want to unlock your iPhone using a Passcode or Password,

  1. Wake up your Apple Smartphone using the methods mentioned.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen.
  3. Enter your iPhone Security Passcode.
  4. Done.

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