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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Gesture Wake Up Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Gesture wake up, in older Samsung Galaxy S phones we used to call it as air wake up feature, is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which will let you wake up the screen by moving your hand above the proximity and gesture sensor, lets you turn on the screen automatically without you have to press the Power key or Home key. It can be useful when you want to check clock, weather or other notifications in your lock screen but you don't want to press the physical button with your hand, e.g: when your hand is wet or dirty.


How to enable the gesture wake up feature?
As the example, we'll turn on this feature by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu(it can be used if you have enabled the direct access feature).

Method #1: From the settings menu
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Gesture wake up.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the gesture wake up feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the direct access menu
  1. While the screen is unlocked, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu.
  2. In the direct access menu, tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Gesture wake up.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the gesture wake up feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.





How to use the gesture wake up feature?
When the gesture wake up feature is enabled, you can use the following steps to use this feature to easily turn on your phone's screen:
  1. When your phone is on a flat or stable surface and the screen is turned off, move your hand above the proximity and gesture sensor(it's located above the screen next to the LED indicator).
  2. When the sensor recognizes your gesture, the screen will turn on automatically.

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